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 […]

GARLIC MAYONNAISE

Garlic mayonaise in a jar

INGREDIENTS Makes: approx. 250ml 1 large egg (at room temperature) ¼ teaspoon saffron threads 2 garlic cloves (peeled and halved) 1 x 15ml tablespoon lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon more ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 x 15ml tablespoon cold water 250 millilitres regular olive oil PROCEDURE Put all the ingredients, except for the extra […]

Pasta al Limone

Lemon pasta

YIELD: Serves 2 to 3PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 2 large lemons, preferably unwaxed and organic 2 ounces Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup) 12 ounces fresh tagliolini or other long pasta 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup heavy cream Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Bring a large pot of heavily salted […]

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 […]

Quick Anchovy, Garlic, And Lemon Pasta

Anchovy garlic lemon pasta

Pasta with garlic and olive oil is simple and classic recipe which comes together quickly for a great weeknight meal. Add in some lemon juice and zest to give it brightness and anchovies to provide umami, and you’ll have a pasta dish you’ll want to make again and again. Prep Time: 5 minsCook Time: 10 […]

Greek rice pudding

Greek rice pudding

Prep time: 25minServings: 4 portions Ingredients 250 g glutinous rice  500 ml water  500 ml milk, 3,5%  400 ml heavy cream 35%  200 g granulated sugar  6 cardamom, seeds  2 stick(s) cinnamon  cinnamon, ground, to serve Method In a pot, add the rice, water, milk and heavy cream. In a small food processor, beat the granulated sugar and 6 cardamom […]

5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]

Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon, and Honey

Whole Roast Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon, and Honey on a plate

YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS 6 ounces rosemary sprigs (about 2 large or 4 small bunches), divided 2 4-pound chickens 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 2 lemons, 1 halved, 1 sliced into eight 1/4″ rounds 1 pound shallots, peeled Kosher salt and […]

The Best, Easy Ways to Upgrade Roast Chicken

Roasted chicken on a cast iron frying pan

From proper seasoning and cooking temp to aromatics and flavored butters, make your chicken dinner a winner with our pro tips. Is there anything better than a juicy roast chicken with golden-brown, crackly skin? We think not. But that doesn’t mean the almighty roast chicken can’t stand a bit of improvement. One or more of […]