Pastries

Almond cookies
Jan.19.2017

- Grind the almonds to a powder in a electric blender.
- Add to the sugar the bread crumbs, the lightly beaten egg-whites and three spoonfuls of rosewater and mix to form smooth dough.
- Using your hands, shape pieces of the dough...

Feb.13.2017

- Coarsely chop the almonds and mix with the sugar and mix with the sugar and the cinnamon.
- Add the brandy, bread crumbs and mix well.
- Lay the pastry out on a work surface and cut into three strips.
- Melt the butter and...

Apricots in syrup
Mar.31.2017

- Remove the stones from the apricots and leave in the lime water for two hours.
- In a saucepan boil for 10 minutes the sugar with 2.5 cups of water and the half of the lemon juice.
- Leave to cool.
- Wash the apricots well to...

Baked apples stuffed with walnuts and raisins
Mar.02.2017

- Wash the apples. Remove their cores as well as some of their pulp. 
- In a bowl, mix the walnuts, the raisins, the sugar and the brandy. Place the apples in a pan and stuff them with the mix you have pre¬pared. 
- Sprinkle them with...

Baked cream pie
Jan.30.2017

- Bring 9 cups of milk to the boil in a saucepan together with the sugar and the vanilla flavor.
- Dissolve the semolina in the remaining cold milk and add this to the pan stirring continuously.
- Bring to the boil and cook until the...

Baked custard pie (Galaktompoureko)
Feb.03.2017

- Boil the milk in a saucepan along with the sugar and the lemon or orange peel.
- Stirring continuously, add the semolina and brink to the boil.
- Remove the pan from the heat, take out the peel and add the beaten eggs.
- Place...

Baked halva
Feb.07.2017

- In a blender mix the butter with the sugar and then the eggs one by one.
- Blend for 3 minutes and add the baking powder, the flour and the semolina.
- Pour in the milk and add the almonds stirring continuously.
- Pour the...

Baklava
Dec.19.2016

- Mix the ground almonds with the sugar and the cinnamon.
- Butter a rectangular baking dish measuring 33cm x 23cm and lay in 2 sheets of the filo pastry, buttering each one separately.
- Sprinkle with half a cup of the mixture and...

Cake with cherries
Mar.07.2017

- Bring the butter to room temperature and beat it in the mixer. While continuing to beat successively mix in the sugar, the eggs, the vanilla, the baking powder and the milk. 
- Next, gradually add the flour and the cherries. Butter and...

Candied lemon peel
Sep.30.2016

- Select big lemons with thin skin, wash well and scrape lightly against a grater.
- Cut the peel off the lemons in pieces.
- Wash well and boil in plenty of water until soft.
- Remove and place in cold water.
- Change...

Candied sour orange peel
Feb.17.2017

- Select brightly colored oranges, wash and rub the peel lightly with a grater.
- Score the peel into four pieces and cut it off with a knife.
- Wash the pieces well, roll into cylinder shapes and fasten using a needle and thread,...

Cherries in syrup
Nov.18.2016

- Remove the cherry stalks and take out the stones using a special implement.
- Boil the sugar with the water for 10 minutes.
- Leave the syrup to cool and add the cherries.
- Boil for 5 minutes; remove the pan from the heat,...

Chocolate frosting icing
May.08.2017

- First, make the vanilla fondant. 
- Combine the sugar, vanilla extract, and 1 cup (250 ml/8 fl oz) water in a heavy pan and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cover the pan for 1 minute to let the steam dissolve any sugar...

Apr.04.2017

- Put the chocolate into a heavy pan and pour in the cream. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. 
- Remove from the heat and let cool until the mixture is lukewarm before using. ...

Cinnamon cookies
Feb.10.2017

- Mix the sugar with the oil in a bowl.
- Dissolve the sugar in the cognac and add this to the bowl along with the baking powder, cinnamon and orange juice. Slowly add the flour.
- Mix well until it forms smooth dough which doesn’t...

Constantinople’s New Year bread
Nov.28.2016

- Dissolve the yeast in a bowl with the lukewarm milk, add a cup of flour and stir until the mixture forms a thick paste.
- Leave to rise for about one hour.
- Add the sugar, mahlep, salt, butter and three eggs followed by the flour,...

Cookies with olive oil
Jan.17.2017

- Mix the sugar with the oil in a bowl. Add the orange juice and the wine.
- Add the baking powder and the flour and mix to form dough.
- Shape into biscuits, place in a buttered baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 350oF for...

Cream kataifi
Dec.23.2016

- Open out the kataifi filo pastry, lay in a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with half of the butter and bake in a preheated oven at 350oF for 15 minutes.
- Make the syrup by boiling 7oz of sugar with 5oz of water for five minutes.
-...

Easter cookies
Feb.09.2017

- Beat the butter and the sugar well.
- Add four eggs and the vanilla and continue stirring well.
- Dissolve the ammonia in the milk and add this to the mixture.
- Add the flour and make into dough which is easily worked....

Easter sweet bread
Dec.27.2016

- Dissolve the yeast with a spoon of sugar and half a cup of lukewarm milk.
- Stir well and add 5 spoonfuls of flour, to make a mixture resembling batter.
- Sprinkle a spoonful of flour over the mixture, cover the bowl with a towel...

Eggplants in syrup
Nov.16.2016

- Remove the stems from the eggplants, score each one length-wise down the middle and boil in the water with the lemon juice for about 15 minutes.
- Drain, place into cold water and leave for three hour, changing the water several times....

Fanouropita
Dec.07.2016

- Beat the oil with the sugar very well.
- Add the wine, water, sesame seeds cinnamon and flour.
- Stir everything together well and then pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish.
- Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 45...

Flutes
Jan.31.2017

- Mix the almonds, bread crumbs, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon and the egg.
- Cut the pastry sheets into strips 10cm wide.
- Take a strip of pastry, brush it with butter, fold it in half and place on it a spoonful of the filling in the...

Grape must cookies
Jan.10.2017

- Beat the oil with the sugar.
- Add the orange juice, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, clove powder and grape must.
- Stir and add the flour.
- Mix to form a dough which can be easily worked and shape into cookies.
- Place...

Grapes in syrup.
Oct.12.2016

- Remove the grapes from the bunch and wash well.
- If the grapes have pips, remove these using a special implement.
- Boil the water with sugar for 10 minutes.
- Add the grapes and the pelargonium and boil until the syrup has...

Grated quince in syrup
Oct.24.2016

- Remove the peel from the quinces and rub the fruit against the coarsest side of a grater.
- Place the fruit in a saucepan with one cup of water and the lemon juice. Cover the pan and bring to the boil.
- When the quinces begin to...

Green small walnuts in syrup
Nov.08.2016

- Boil the walnuts in plenty of water, drain and soak in cold water for two days, changing the water several times.
- Boil 4 cups of water with the sugar for 10 minutes.
- Add the walnuts, boil for 5 minutes, remove from the pan,...

Honey dipped cookies
Nov.10.2016

- Mix the oil and the sugar using an electric mixer.
- Add the orange zest, the orange juice, the baking powder, the cinnamon, the clove powder, 1 cup walnuts and the brandy and blend well.
- Add the semolina stir well and finally add...

Honey puffs
Mar.22.2017

- Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Put the flour and the salt in a bowl and gradually add the dissolved yeast mixing by hand. 
- Next, gradually add some lukewarm water until you have a paste that is neither too fluid nor too thick. ...

Kantaifi
Dec.21.2016

- Place the ground walnuts in a bowl with five spoons of sugar and one spoonful cinnamon and stir.
- Open out the kantaifi pastry, place in a baking dish and pour all over one cup of butter all over it.
- Taking a little of the pastry...

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