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Tag: Greek sweets

GALATOPITA

Traditional Galatopita recipe

Galatopita or Galopita basically translates to ‘milk pie.’ Also known as a Greek custard tart, it is mainly made up of milk, semolina, eggs, and butter. All throughout Greece, there are variations…

diples

Traditional Diples Recipe for the Festive Season

Diples are a traditional Greek sweet, served mostly at celebrations including Christmas, engagements, weddings, and baptisms and are viewed as a sweet of prosperity. Along with Kourabiedes and Melomakaranona, they are the…

KOURABIEDES

Traditional Kourabiedes Recipe in time for Christmas

Along with Melomakarona, the most popular Greek sweets served around the Festive Season are Kourabiedes- an almond shortbread biscuit, which consists of lots of butter, almonds and plenty of icing sugar. Here is a…

MELOMAKARONA

Traditional Melomakarona Recipe for the Festive Season

Melomakarona are traditional Greek Christmas spiced cookies that are moist, syrupy and extremely flavoursome. They are prepared in Greek households over the Festive Season and as they are Nistisima (lent friendly) they…

The perfect Galaktoboureko recipe 32

The perfect Galaktoboureko recipe

Galaktoboureko is Greece’s famous custard pie made from semolina, layered in crispy pastry, then soaked in a lemon syrup! Everyone has their own tips and tricks to making the perfect Galaktoboureko and…

Homemade Greek Pastelli recipe 34

Homemade Greek Pastelli recipe

Pastelli is Greece’s famous honey sesame bar, which is a sweet snack that can be eaten at any time of the day. Our homemade recipe creates the original sesame and honey version,…

Homemade Kidoni, Glyko tou Koutaliou recipe 38

Homemade Kidoni, Glyko tou Koutaliou recipe

Kidoni Glyko tou Koutaliou is one of Greece’s most adored spoon sweets. This quince fruit preserve is delicious on its own, or can be served with almonds, a dollop of natural Greek yoghurt…

Athens’ 5 most legendary patisseries you have to try 40

Athens’ 5 most legendary patisseries you have to try

Little compares to the comfort of welcoming sweetness into life in the form of homemade-style, old fashioned and mouthwatering Greek desserts. Whether it’s Asia Minor-inspired kadaifi with kaimaki, a chocolate fondant pastry…

Kafedaki with George Diakomichalis 48

Kafedaki with George Diakomichalis

He is a fourth generation pastry chef with infectious energy and a bright welcoming smile always on his face. Renowned for the quality of his pastries and impeccable hospitality, Greek Australian George…

Filoxenia thrives in Melbourne at Olive Lane 54

Filoxenia thrives in Melbourne at Olive Lane

It is often said the best form of education is first-hand experience. What better way to immerse yourself in learning all there is to know about true Greek hospitality than growing up…

Koukouvayia

Greece announces its best Dessert Bar for 2018

Greece’s leading chefs, foodies and others who are leading the gastronomy scene in the country have voted for Greece’s best restaurants, cafes and dessert bars for 2018 and it comes as no…

Gioras, the oldest working Bakery on Mykonos island 57

Gioras, the oldest working Bakery on Mykonos island

Gioras Bakery dates back to the 18th century and is the oldest working bakery on Mykonos island and the oldest wood-fired bakery in the Cyclades. What is even more special is that it…

Five of the best ice cream shops in Athens 65

Five of the best ice cream shops in Athens

Summer may be over #sigh, but for Athenians, it certainly doesn’t feel like it (35 degrees, anyone?). No matter what the season though, there’s never a wrong time for some of the…

Best Loukoumades in Athens 66

Best Loukoumades in Athens

They’re hot, fluffy and crisp, usually drizzled with honey and cinnamon or chopped walnuts, while in a more modern rendition they’re dipped in luscious melty chocolate. You can eat them on the…

Terkenlis- Thessaloniki's leading pastry store 74

Terkenlis- Thessaloniki’s leading pastry store

Terkenlis was established and is still based in Thessaloniki- it is a leading Greek company that has been making pastries and confectionery since 1948. Their deliciously traditional and popular sweets are sold at their 18 outlets throughout Greece.…

Homemade Melomakarona Recipe 75

Homemade Melomakarona Recipe

Melomakarona are traditional Greek Christmas spiced cookies that are moist, syrupy and extremely flavoursome. Here is a family recipe by Flavours & Flair, which not only tastes great but will leave your kitchen…

Stelios Parliaros- Wizard of Pastry 76

Stelios Parliaros- Wizard of Pastry

Stelios Parliaros is Greece’s leading celebrity pastry chef and internationally acclaimed ‘wizard of pastry.’ With a popular weekly TV show ‘Sweet Alchamy‘, eight cook books behind him and cake stores in Athens…

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