Sweets

Walnut tart with chocolate mousse and Commandaria sauce

Dough: Beat all the ingredients in a mixer (using the kneading attachment) until they blend into a soft dough. Knead into a ball, cover...

Blushing mahalepi

Boil the water and add the hibiscus flowers. Let them brew for about 30 minutes. When the water turns bright red, strain it and...

Cream with honey

Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water to soften, or put the gelatin powder in 1 ½ tablespoons of water and leave to soak...

Anari cheese and fresh mint bourekia

Use your hands to mix the cream of wheat with the oil and olive oil to distribute it evenly. Add the salt and the...

Rose cream

Pour the milk into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin powder (or add the gelatin sheets) and leave to soak for 10 minutes. In...

Pavlova Cyprus delights

In a bowl mix the egg whites with a mixer. Gradually, add the sugar and mix well. The meringue is ready when you can...

Anari dolmadakia with carob syrup and blackcurrants

Place the vine leaves in a saucepan with plenty of salted water and boil until they soften well. Meanwhile, fill a basin with cold...

Machalepi with milk

In a bowl add 1 ½ cups milk and stir in the corn flour. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan with sugar until...

Anari with fruit sweet preserves and nuts

Prepare the anari mousse: Place the anari in a blender or food processor and beat until creamy. Add the fresh cream and the icing...

Wonderful cake with olives

Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them. It is preferable to do this with a mixer but it can be done with...

Grape pudding with epsima & almonds

Remove the grapes from their stalk and wash well. Then put in the juice extractor, or the blender, and collect the juice (or the...

Pumpkin pies

First, try a piece of the pumpkin to see if it’s sweet or not. Overnight (or at least for 6 hours) place the pumpkin...

Loukoumakia

Put the semolina flour in a bowl. Heat the milk skin or butter on a low flame and add to the bowl, mixing well....

Cherry spoon sweet (Glyko kerazi)

Remove the stalks from the cherries. Dilute the pickling lime in enough water to cover them in a non-metallic bowl. Place the cherries in...

Rice pudding with dates and walnuts

First prepare the rice cream: Heat 1 ½ cups (375ml) water in a saucepan and stir in the rice. Lower the heat, cover the...

Fig spoon sweet (Glyko syko)

With a peeler remove the thinnest layer possible from the skin of the fig. Then, dissolve the pickling lime in water and cover the figs with...

Millefeuilles with mastic cream and cherries with Commandaria

First prepare the cherries with the Commandaria: Split the cherries and remove the stones. Put the jam in a large pan, add the sugar...

Watermelon peel spoon sweet (Glyko karpouzi)

Carefully remove any remaining red flesh from the peel and then use a sharp knife to remove the outer green part of the peel...

Walnut pie with filo pastry and vanilla sauce

Prepare the syrup: Put the water, sugar and orange peel in a saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves and then bring the syrup...

Rose spoon sweet (Glyko triantafyllo)

Remove petals from roses, rinse well and place in a saucepan. Cover saucepan and leave to boil for 15 minutes with 1 cup of...

Yoghurt cream with almond crumble and forest fruit

Prepare the crumble: Mix the flour with the almond powder, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir the mixture...

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In a big, deep frying pan, fry the prosciutto in the olive oil, on medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic...

Pork burger with sundried tomatoes, mozzarella and anchovies

Mix all the ingredients together with the mince in a bowl, and combine well. Divide into 4 balls and form the burgers. Warm a griddle/pan...

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