Honey Cake “Lebkuchen” Muffins

Honey cake is one of the traditional cakes during Christmas time in Germany besides Lebkuchen or Christmas Stollen. Here is one idea to make honey cake as muffin. It is best to prepare them at least one day before eating as they contain typical spices like cardamom, clove, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. As honey I…

Christmas Stollen Muffins

In Germany Christmas Stollen is the most traditional sweet bread existing. It is a heavy sweet bread loaf traditionally made from butter, yeast, curd, raisins and candied fruit peel. Besides of Lebkuchen it is the most important sweet at Christmas time. The “Dresdner Christstollen” and “Nürnberger Lebkuchen” are the most famous of all. If you…

Vassilopita – A Traditional Greek New Years Cake

It is tradition in Greece that on New Year’s Day a cake is cut, the so called „Vassilopita “. This is a cake baked with nuts and a lucky coin is hidden inside. First, before cutting the cake, a cross is struck over the cake three times. Then the cake is cut crosswise. The piece…

Aromatic Pork Neck Roast or Pulled Pork Cretan (Minoan) Style

The Cretan diet has become famous all over the world since the last few years. It is considered to be the most healthiest diet because of its use of extra virgin olive oil, lots of vegetable and herbs. The Cretan diet developed from the Minoan traditions. This old civilization used the wild herbs of the…

Stuffed Pork Roll with Fruity Sauce

This is the perfect dish for Sunday’s lunch. It is a bit elaborate but the result is worth it! First time I tried this dish two years ago for Christmas I bought it ready from the supermarket’s fridge. We all liked it very much so I said that I can do it myself as well…