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…

Chocolate Pie

There is a commercial in Greece that says “more chocolate is not possible” – this is how I would describe this cake! Everything of this cake is just chocolate! It is sweet, it is juicy and it is chocolate. The first time I had a cake like this was at a long week-end in Sitia…

Homemade Bitter Orange Marmalade

My father used to travel a lot during his working life. That is when we learned about Bitter Orange Marmalade and it became one of my favorite bread spread for breakfast. As not native English you first have to learn the difference between marmalade and jam as for the rest of the world marmalade is…

Tsoureki (traditional Greek Easter Bread)

The Easter Feast is one of the most important celebrations in Greece. The celebration starts in the night from Holy Saturday to Easter Sunday by bringing the Holy Light home from church as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. There are also a lot of traditional foods on Easter like lamb, grilled slowly from early…

Black and White Pudding

When you think about white pudding your mind would go for sure immediately to vanilla pudding. But did you ever try to make it with white chocolate? Well, try it out and you will never ever make vanilla pudding again! Usually I do not like white chocolate. But since I tried out this recipe I…

Tiramisu without egg

I just found one last Mascapone cup in my fridge and I thought: “Let’s make a Tiramisu” for dessert!” It is one of our favorite Italian desserts, but to be honest, I do not like the fact that uncooked eggs are used in the original recipe. If the egg is not absolutely fresh, you know…

Vegan Chocolate Tart

This cake is not only for vegans but for everybody who loves chocolate – like me! Especially in summer you will love this as you do not have to bake it. It is fresh, healthy and very tasty. What you need: 100 gr coconut butter 300 gr almonds 10 dried dates 300 gr dark couverture…

Homemade Ice Cream

Summer is here and it is about time to make my homemade ice cream! Kids love ice cream – and my kids especially my homemade one. It is easy to make and you do not necessarily need an ice machine. I simple make it in the deep freezer. But this way it is a little…

Amarettini Cake

During Highschool we used to meet in an Italian Cafeteria next to school for ice cream or coffee. My favorite ice cup this time was cold coffee with Amaretto, vanilla ice cream and those small Italian cookies called Amarettini! Now here is the recipe for a cake tasting at least as good as the ice…