Classic Greek Sweets – Kourampies and Melomakarona

Kourambiedes and Melomakarona

Greek society cleaves into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. The two scrumptious biscuits are indispensable additions to the Greek holiday table. Platters piled high with nutty brown melomakarona and snow white kourabiedes form part of […]

Lamb Fricassee with Trahanas

Lamb shank with Trahana

Serves: 4-6 people Ingredients For Lamb 4-6 lamb shanks 300g each sunflower 1 garlic halved 1 onion halved 1 sprig of rosemary Butter for the glazing Directions Season with salt the lamb shanks! Sauté both sides with sunflower oil until golden brown! Deglaze pan with some water and take the drippings! Put the shanks in […]

Tsoureki – Greek sweet mahlab bread

Tsoureki - sweet Tsoureki bread

Two things that make a difference are the high moisture ratio in the dough and the second thing is the use of honey. Both of these help in creating a tsoureki that stays moist for days on end if it is wrapped carefully with cling film. Make sure that you use medium-sized eggs and not […]

The Secret Ingredient to Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek lemon potatoes

Dave finally confessed that it was a guarded secret that took him 20 years to wrangle out of his Greek friend, a former restauranteur. “It’s mustard,” he said. “Not fancy mustard. Just plain old yellow mustard.” YIELD: Serves 6 to 8PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes INGREDIENTS […]

Moussaka Seduction

Greek Moussaka on a plate

Creamy, juicy and absolutely delicious. This Greek dish is a legend!  Greek moussaka (mousaka) is one of the most popular dishes in Greece, served in almost every tavern and prepared in every household on special occasions and big family meals and for good reason! To prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka recipe, luscious layers of juicy […]

Spanakopita Recipe (Greek Spinach Pie) -2

If you have not tried Spanakopita before, you’re in for a treat! Spanakopita is a delicious savory Greek pie made of perfectly crispy layers of phyllo dough and a comforting filling of spinach and feta cheese. Trust me, this is so much easier to make than you think! Spanakopita makes a great side dish for […]

Spanakopita

This spinach-and-cheese pie is encased in super thin phyllo pastry, for an extra crispy exterior that is a wonderful contrast to the melty filling. Ingredients 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 large onions, chopped 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach – thawed, drained and squeezed dry 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour […]

Lamb and Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves

These lamb and rice stuffed grape leaves (dolmas) take some time and effort to put together, so maybe make a double batch. In restaurants these are usually meatless, but I love the lamb in these. No matter what you use, how much rice you use will affect how much liquid you need. Ingredients 1/2 pound […]