“Yiouvetsi” in Greek, is my hubby’s favorite dish and it tops my comfort food list. There are a few versions of this dish I Cyprus. I cook it the way my mother in law used to make it. Beef shin pieces braised in a rich wine and tomato sauce for hours until meltingly soft. Continue reading
Kataifi or Kadayif is shredded phyllo pastry. It looks a bit like your childhood’s Barbie doll, after you decided to shampoo and trim her long blond hair. I know it sounds silly but it does hold some truth. Continue reading
I created this beautiful pie while preparing for a photo shoot. My very talented food stylist Roula, had a momentary artistic block. This gave me time to grab the phyllo from the fridge and start cooking. Since I didn’t have much time, I had to create something quick and fuss free. So this pie couldn’t be easier. It’s delicious, creamy, full of tasty cheese and absolutely gorgeous.
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
I remember when I was a kid, people took Greek Easter far more seriously. Easter Thursday and Friday were mourning days and everything was shut, from grocery stores to restaurants. There was no TV and fasting for 40 days was the norm. As a kid with no religious aspirations at the time, surely I hated the fact I couldn’t watch TV for 2 days, but my greatest protest was not being able to eat “tsoureki” until Easter Sunday. Continue reading
Hundreds of crunchy phyllo pockets, sprinkled with buttery pistachios, filled with a gorgeous lemon and mastic flavoured custard, and then finished with a divine mastic syrup with the subtle aroma of orange blossom water. This is such a phenomenal pie. It looks fantastic and tastes even better. Continue reading
I will not write a long intro. I already did that when I wrote my “Portokalopita” recipe (Greek orange pie). You see, I had to share everything about the culinary challenges I had to face when baking this divine, Greek, traditional, dessert pie. It drove me crazy! But it all ended well and I was one happy gal, until a lovely cook I follow on Instagram (@pastrywithjenn), posted a video on how to bake a phyllo pastry, milk pie. Continue reading