Sweets

Tastiest ever almond & raisin cookies

These crunchy tasty biscuits inspired by Italian cantucci or biscotti are easy to make and they can be stored for several weeks. You can...

Very Berry Muffins with Granola

Ingredients (12 muffins): 150 grams Lurpak unsalted butter 1 Tbs lemon zest* 190 grams granulated sugar Foodsaver 50 grams soft brown sugar* 1 tsp vanilla extract* 2 large eggs* 300 grams...

Chocolate Poke Cake

Ingredients for the cake 75 grams cocoa powder 1 Tbs instant coffee granules 125 ml hot water 200 grams sour cream 90 ml milk 95 grams unsalted butter 90 ml sunflower...

Mocha Semifreddo

Ingredients: 160 grams butter cookies ½ cup roasted almonds, coarsely ground 100 grams Philadelphia style cream cheese 400 grams sweetened condensed milk 3 Tbs instant coffee granules 3 Tbs hot...

Pop corn “cake”

Ingredients For the white mixture: 1 microwavable pop corn sachet with butter flavor or only 6% fat 250 gr unsalted butter 20 large marshmallows white...

Tiramisu sponge fingers with banana ice cream

Ingredients 500 ml (2 cups) of cream 100 g (1 cl rather than 1 tablespoon) icing sugar 1 spoon (3 tablespoons) Amaretto liqueur 1...

Carrot-banana cake with almonds

Ingredients 225 g grated carrots 225 g (1 cup + 1 tablespoon) sugar 6 eggs separated 350 g ground almond (not greyish - about...

Pecan pie with chocolate glaze

By chef Louis Papageorgiou Ingredients 200 g (1 cup) sugar 120 ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oi 2 eggs 100 g (2/3 cups) flour for all uses 1 teaspoon...

Panna cotta with fruits

By chef Christos Christodoulou Ingredients ½ cup milk 1 sachet of gelatin ½ litre (2 cups) of cream 1 strip of lemon peel (the yellow part only) 1 cinnamon stick 3...

Christmas cookies

By chef Christos Potsidis Ingredients 200gr. flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 125gr. butter at room temperature 6 tablespoons of sugar 1 large egg (separate the egg...

Orange mousse

By chef Christos Christodoulou Ingredients 1 cup (250 ml) of milk 1 cup (250 ml) of cream + 2 cups, additionally (for whipped cream) 4...

Puff pastry apple tart

By chef Marios Hadjiosif Ingredients: 1 ready-made puff pastry leaf (with butter) Flour 10 medium green apples, peeled and cut into very thin slices 16 tablespoons of sugar 60 g...

Yogurt cake with almonds and honey syrup

Ingredients: 250gr. unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 tbsps. Lemon juice & 3 tsps. Lemon zest 3 big eggs 200gr.strain yogurt ¾ cup ground almonds- slivered 2 ½ cup self-rising...

Sesame seed bars with chocolate

Ingredients: 1 ½ cup sesame 1 ½ cup unsalted, raw peanuts 1 cup sugar 3 tbsps. honey 1 tbsp. carob 2 tbsps. water 1 handful of chocolate chips Method: Step 1 Bake sesame for...

Crepes with carob syrup

Ingredients: 3 cups oil 1 cup carob 1 cup sugar ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda 3 tsps. baking powder 1 kg of farina flour...

Fanouropita

St Fanourios’ cake is a Lenten cake made on the Saint’s feast day (27/08) and is traditionally offered to the faithful as a blessing....

Halva with semolina

Ingredients: 1 cup oil (sunflower or corn) 1 cup almond slices 3 cups semolina For the syrup: 6 cups water 2 cups sugar 3-4 cinnamon sticks 4 tbsps rose water Directions: Prepare the...

Yeast traditional biscuits

Ingredients: 1kg. village flour ½ cup olive oil ½ cup yeast 1 tsp salt 1 tsp mastic 1 tsp mahleb 1 pinch nutmeg 2 1/3 cup water Sesame Method: Step 1: In a bowl, put 2...

Lemon marmalade

Ingredients: 1 kg big lemons (approximately 7 lemons) 1 ½ kg hot sugar 7 cups (1 3/4 litres) water 1 small square (or rectangular) piece of gauze (approximately...

Halva with lemon (semolina pudding with lemon)

Try this more exotic version of traditional halva! Ingredients -3 cups of milk (full fat) -2 stripes of lemon peel (the yellow part only) -1 cinnamon stick -½...

Phiniotika Loukoumia

Phini's visitor usually waves goodbye to the village with a box of "loukoumia" (Turkish Delights) in his/her hand. He/she wants to keep something out...

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Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...