How to Make Greek Coffee!

While in Cyprus this summer, I decided to film a short video demonstrating the art of Greek coffee making. It took several takes. And yes I frown a lot with concentration. It’s bloody tricky making Greek coffee outside, with nosy neighbours hanging around! Advertisements

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Try a Tiropita

Tiropita literally translates as cheese-pie; a Greek layered pastry food made with layers of buttered filo pastry filled with a cheese mixture. Absolutely delicious and great for a light snack!

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Do a Dolmade

Also known as stuffed vine leaves, (you can even use cabbage leaves eww), Dolmades (pronounced DolmaTHes) are a classic Greek dish passed down through the generations. This fresh and healthy finger food is usually served warm, as a starter but can be served as a main dish accompanied by salad or…erm…more vine…

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Tsoureki – Easter Bread

The Greek Easter is finally upon us and in celebration I thought I would share an Easter recipe with you. Tsoureki (pronounced tchew-reh-kee) is the traditional sweet bread of Greek Easter, served to break the Lenten fast. It is traditionally braided, with red-dyed hard boiled eggs embedded in the middle.

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Vasilopita (New Year Cake)

Part of the Greek New Year tradition is to bake a Vasilopita; a type of bread or cake, which contains a hidden coin. Whoever receives the slice with the coin will have good luck for the rest of the year. Or choke on it.

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Suzi B’s Marvellous Moussaka

Pronounced moose-aka, this glorified Shepherd’s Pie is a very popular Greek dish and includes layers of meat and aubergine topped with a Bechamel sauce.

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Pastitsio! (Bless you)

You may think that pasta is predominantly Italian in origin. Well, alright it is. BUT add an ‘io’ to the end and it becomes GREEK.

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Suzi B’s Galaktoboureko

Greeks love their sweet desserts and Galaktoboureko is right up there amongst the favourites next to Baklava. It is a semolina based custard cake layered in filo pastry and coated with a sweet syrup. Is your mouth watering yet?

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