Cherry and Yogurt Cake

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I love yogurt in cakes. It gives moisture and a nice tang. So, this was inevitable. This time of year, take one stroll at any fruit market in Cyprus and you will taste the best, sweetest, firmest, juiciest cherries, bursting with freshness and flavour. I must admit it was hard for me to pit them instead of eating them all, but one has to sacrifice one’s cravings for the potential of a great cake. Continue reading

Lemon and Pistachio Cake

IMG_6572This is one of THOSE cakes. The memorable ones. The ones you will be making again and again. You will take it to a friends house as a gift, bake it when your in-laws come for tea, or lock the door and keep it all to your self with a large jug of coffee. Its tender, aromatic, flavourful and as fresh as a summer’s breeze. Continue reading

Vegan Tahini Biscotti

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If someone offered me a “health-ish” cookie, the chances of me refusing are zero to none. So creating one, was not only a favourite afternoon pastime, but also one of my life’s necessities. This recipe is easy enough for a five year old. They are so aromatic, crunchy and delicious I ended up baking a batch once a week. And they are vegan! Continue reading

Pizza Star

starpizza1This fantastic dish is based on a short video a friend sent me on how to bake a steak pizza star. It looked so inviting and delicious, I had to recreate it using my favourite pizza toppings. It’s like making a «calzone» only in a more attractive shape. My kids love it and enjoy making it . You can use any ingredient you fancy. In fact, this is a great recipe to be really creative. And because, everybody loves da pizza! Continue reading

Tahini Pie

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Definitely one of the most delicious, traditional Cypriot recipes. Tahini pie is probably one of the most grossing items in any bakery store in Cyprus. It’s a sweet pastry coil filled with creamy tahini and cinnamon. I absolutely love it, so creating a simpler version for the home baker was something I really wanted to create. Continue reading