Portokalopita technically means orange pie however it is more like an orange phyllo cake. It’s dough is made with shreds of phyllo strips with a vanilla orange custard and it is soaked in an orange syrup. We know you will enjoy this delicious recipe.
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The origins of bougatsa are traced back to Byzantium. The Greek migrants who fled away from Constantinople in 1922 after the Greco-Turkish War introduced bougatsa to Greece; Serres and Thessaloniki at the north of Greece were the first cities to become acquainted with this delicacy. Soon bougatsa “conquered” the entire country and became one of the most popular and favorite street food of the Greeks.
“We haven’t changed the family recipe. We have kept it the same as what it was back in the early 1920s. Another difference is that we use oil instead of butter, which enhances the taste,” says Ioanna.
Loukoumades lovers you are in luck. St.Gerry’s, renowned today as the pioneering brand of the loukoumades craze in Australia, will now have even more of these tasty bite-sized pieces of heaven to go around with the opening of its new location.
Diples are a traditional Greek sweet, served mostly at celebrations including Christmas, engagements, weddings, and baptisms and are viewed as a sweet of prosperity.
Greek Halva (Χαλβάς σιμιγδαλένιος) is a semolina pudding that is sweetened with syrup and studded with nuts and raisins. Its semisweet, nutty flavour and crumbly, fluffy texture are what make it a uniquely delicious treat.
Baklava is a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey. It was one of the most popular sweet pastries of Ottoman cuisine and is sold in Greek bakeries, pastry shops and restaurants around the world.
Now in the hands of fourth generation of Iodanis’, people from all over Crete, and in fact the world, travel daily to visit the famous Iodanis Bougatsa shop.