Category Archives: desserts

Spanish churros with Spanish hot chocolate

The history of Spanish churros are controversial, although this simple recipe dates back to 16th century. It is told that the nomadic Spanish shepherds found them or some say Portugese explorers brought a very similar recipe of Churros from China … Continue reading

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An Autumn classic ~ Mustopita ~ Μουστόπιτα

Autumn means the smell of grape must, mustopita, which is an annual ritual dessert for our family! (I revamped this recipe, that was originally posted on 14/10/2011.) Grape is native to the Aegean region and its juice sometimes called as nectar … Continue reading

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Koliva ~ wheat berry memorial dessert (κόλλυβα)

This food is made to remember those who have passed and treated to all in attendance to the memorial. It is made primarily of wheat berry, which symbolizes life and regeneration. Like wheat, people are buried in order to grow … Continue reading

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Stewed cherry with chocolate mousse

It is cherry season in Aegean region. June is the peak season for harvesting cherries and the markets are full of beautiful plump cherries. This is a simple cherry compote with chocolate mousse to enjoy! 700 gr cherries 90 gr … Continue reading

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Honey rolls ~Diples (δίπλες )

Diples (??????) meaning fold in Greek, is a typical deep fried festive dessert, around Christmas period. In Crete it is called (??????????) kserotigana~dry fried. Different from Greece, these fried pastry ribbons generally made for weddings and 6th of January in … Continue reading

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