Eftazimo is a truly remarkable bread frequently served on holidays and for social events. It has an exceptional flavor and aroma and does not contain either yeast, baking soda, or baking powder as leavenings. On the contrary, it uses the microorganisms found in chickpeas in order to fluff up and to acquire the aroma that makes it unique. Its correct name is “aftozimo” meaning self-rising bread. Over […]
Among the most famous Greek sweets are those called “pan-baked sweet or syrupy sweets or siropiasta”. They are famous because of their popularity. Most of the siropiasta originate from Asia Minor using recipes whose origins are lost in time. Usually, pan-baked sweet refer to those made with thin leaves of pastry and dried nuts over […]
A member of Greek traditional amygdalota, ergolavos is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, sugar and ground almonds, crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in the inside, with an incredible almond flavor. A classic, traditional sweet that is light and delicious, ergolavos is the Greek version of the macaroon.
Lamb wrapped in oiled paper with garlic, salt and pepper, olive oil, rosemary and cheese, and baked in the oven. Exochiko is also called kleftiko, because during the era of Turkish rule, many Greeks who escaped the Turks took to the hills and became kleftes (thieves, as seen by the Turks). To cook the meat, […]