Fanouropita

Fanouropita, a Greek vegan cake linked to Saint Fanourios fest, also known as a way to ask from the Saint help on finding something you lost, at least that’s what the tradition is. After lots of work, a lockdown and some more things that drove the attention and energy elsewhere, here is a new post….

Flódni – Hungarian cake

Flódni is my first cooking attempt of Hungarian food. The four different filling layers looked like a challenge, a nice cooking project (taking a look at the long ingredients list you will see what I mean!). Most of the ingredients are very familiar to my cooking and eating habits except poppy seeds that I have…

Greek semolina halva

This semolina halva will be definately a nice surprise to you, especially if you like your desserts to be authentically sweet with the aroma of cinnamon, star anise and cloves. That’s the most simple Greek dessert that you can be treated with in Greece, it matches perfect vanilla ice cream and a nice cup of…

Lemon cake with poppy seeds

Is there something that makes you feel relaxed and calm when doing it? Something that derives from within and makes you feel good? Something that you know that will be there to turn to when you want to? For me apart from the closest people in my life, I got the same feeling when baking…

Ice cream with wild figs

Fig recipe nr.3, trilogy completed – Ice cream with wild figs spoon sweet without an ice cream machine! The time to go to Greece for summer has come again, end of August as always during the past years. And this August I am celebrating 5 years since the second time in my life that I…

Wild figs spoon sweet

This is the 2nd wild fig recipe of the trilogy. And the most popular recipe with wild figs in Greece. The ‘spoon’ desserts are made out of a big fruit variety (occasionally also from vegetables). As we serve a portion of the dessert as big as a small spoon can take, they got their name…

Apple cinnamon jam

Why do you like cooking? If you think about it you will realize all end up to Freedom. No limits in creativity and inspiration. Absolutely endless combinations of food and baking ways of it. A typical example everyone has faced: these ‘I have no idea what to cook today’ that led to delicious and unique…

The cacao ‘beet’

Beets, olive oil, salt – salad! Cacao, sugar, flour, eggs – dessert! Logic and thinking are usually necessary for progress and success. Or not? What if you start using your senses more? What if you start trusting your feelings more? What if it makes sense something that isn’t logical? What if you start doing more…

Banana bread with olive oil

I was talking to a colleague at work and she was saying that baking a cake looks impossible to her. Can’t do it, can’t figure out the portions, can’t deal with the oven, can’t beat the eggs, can’t, can’t can’t… Why are we so much afraid really? So alright, I can (I actually want to)…

Saragli – Greek rolled baklava

Saragli is the baklava version that is nicely wrapped, allowing you to simply use your hands to eat it! That means that pleasure of eating it will be even more. That’s my view of course, I just think that when you don’t use any fork/knife/spoon to eat and you do it directly with your hands,…