Made With Phyllo

Ivy on December 31st, 2008

Samousades is the Spartan version of baklavas and is made in a similar way we make “daktyla” in Cyprus, the only difference is that they are rolled into a thicker roll . Samousades is traditionally made with hand made phyllo and it is filled with nuts, almonds or walnuts, sesame seeds and spices. It is […]


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Ivy on December 30th, 2008

  Tyropita (τυρóπιτα) meaning tyri (cheese) + pita = pie is a Greek pastry made with different cheese fillings.   A classic tyropita is made with layers of phyllo, prefereably hand made but store bought is an easy but also delicious solution, which is layered and buttered or oiled.  Buttered phyllo is richer in taste but […]


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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE CELEBRATING TODAY   I am sure you have all heard of Spanakopita, so the word Spanakopitakia may ring a bell to you. Spanakopitakia is the diminutive of Spanakopita which are small spinach triangles.  They, are really so easy to make they taste so good and are perfect to serve as […]


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The Royal Foodie Joust hosted by Jen, The Leftover Queen, tends to be getting a big challenge every month. The winner of the previous month’s challenge, which was Susan at Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy, chose acorn squash, oranges and sage, three ingredients difficult to pair together. (I had to use butternut squash, as I cannot […]


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Ivy on October 28th, 2008

28th October is ‘Ochi’ day, pronounced ohee, meaning NO. No, is what Greece’s prime minister, Ioannis Metaxas, replied on 28 October, 1940 to Mussolini’s ultimatum to allow Axis forces to enter Greece and occupy key locations in the country, 1940 – 1941). Thereafter, a relentless resistance followed by the Greeks putting up against the invading […]


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Inspired by Cypriot Bourekia, which are made with homemade phyllo, anari (whey cheese similar to ricotta), cinnamon and orange blossom water, I made these easy, cheesy, beautiful desserts with store bough phyllo. They were easy to make and tasted wonderful. I put the cream cheese and anthotyro in the mixer bowl and mixed them together […]


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Ivy on October 13th, 2008

Yesterday it was our Wedding Anniversary (28 years!!!) and we had a little family celebration, so I prepared this for dessert. Galatopita, which means milk pie, is a very simple, rustic, Greek traditional pudding cake which dates back to antiquity and was made with simple ingredients such as milk, eggs, flour, honey and cinnamon. The milk […]


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Ivy on September 26th, 2008

Making phyllo from scratch may be a little bit intimidating, not that it’s difficult to make. However, here is Greece we have a big variety of phyllos, each one different in taste and texture.  Apart from the thin phyllo everyone knows which is used to make baklavas, we have “horiatiko phyllo” which is a phyllo […]


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Ivy on September 19th, 2008

Kourou is a type of phyllo which I would describe somewhat like tart dough. Kourou is an unleavened phyllo, light and flaky due to the butter and yoghurt it contains. In Greece you can get many types of tyropita (cheese pie) the best of course made with homemade “horiatiko” village phyllo but you can also get […]


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Ivy on September 15th, 2008

Μy friend Nuria, of Spanish recipes, posted this recipe which I really liked, so a couple of days later I decided to make it. I have not changed anything to this recipe and I must say it was just as Nuria described it in her post. Best of all were the croquettes and I was […]


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