Category Archive: Dessert

Diples (Honey Rolls)

January 1, 2015 by Zoe Vlachos - in Dessert

Diples are a delightful, classic Greek dessert, usually made for special occasions. Diples come from the Greek word ‘fold’, which describes the technique used to create the look of this pastry.  The sweet aroma, the flaky texture and the delicious combination of honey and cinnamon always make this dessert a crowd pleaser at my family functions.

You will love this moist and nutty Greek vegan cake! It is bursting with flavours of cinnamon, cloves, honey and….brandy! Servings 8-10

Kourambiedes, (pronounced kour-am-bee-eth-es) are a favourite Greek holiday cookie! Buttery and crunchy- they make the ultimate treat!  Servings: Approx. 50 cookies at 1 tablespoon of batter for each

Melomakarona are quite simply the most delicious Christmas cookie on the planet! They are one of the two most popular traditional Greek cookies enjoyed over the holidays, the other being Kourabiedes. They are typically made in large batches to share with family and friends. The aroma of cinnamon, orange peel and honey along with the […]

Rizogalo (Rice Pudding)

November 11, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Dessert

Rizogalo- a simple, creamy, comforting classic Greek dessert. As a child my father made this for our family from time to time and I will never forget the smell of the boiled milk, vanilla and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen.  He would plate the rizogalo on small flat plates and dust them with cinnamon. Then […]

This flavourful and very easy to prepare Greek apple cake recipe, makes the perfect coffee cake!

Baklava

May 5, 2014 by Zoe Vlachos - in Dessert

WARNING!!! HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! The flavours and textures of baklava make this dessert dangerous to those (like myself) with very little self control when sweets are involved!  You will LOVE this easy recipe!

Amygdalota (pronounced ahh-meeg-thalota), are tasty gluten free almond macaroon cookies. They make a great treat! I enjoy Amygdalota with Greek coffee, and my kids enjoy dunking them into their glasses of milk. They have a crunchy exterior, chewy centre and wonderful orange essence. Serving: Makes 25 cookies at approx. 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough each […]

These tasty twists can be found in nearly all Greek homes around Easter time, as they are the traditional Greek Easter cookie. However, many Greeks make them year round for dipping into coffee or tea. My kids love to dunk them into glasses of milk! They are often made in large batches in order to have […]

Sweet, creamy custard, enclosed in crunchy, buttery phyllo and dusted with icing sugar and cinnamon! What’s not to love? This delicious Greek pastry recipe will have you making it time and time again!   n a large, heavy pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to a very crumbly roux. […]