Ergolavous Amygdalota-Traditional Greek Almond Cookie with Pastry Cream

I am so excited to share this recipe with you as it is one of my absolute favorite Greek cookies! Have you ever heard of them? Ergolavous? Well it’s a traditional amygdaloto (almond) cookie sandwiched with decadent pastry cream! I mean who doesn’t love pastry cream! An ergolavos by definition is a builder. So the … Continue reading Ergolavous Amygdalota-Traditional Greek Almond Cookie with Pastry Cream

Lemon Ouzo Olive Oil Bundt Cake

This beautiful bundt cake will be a hit at your next gathering! It is made with almond flour, olive oil, Greek yogurt, lemon zest and ouzo! Glazed with white chocolate, and garnished with toasted almond slivers, lemon zest and dry edible rose petals. This is my take on a lemenoladopita, or lemon olive oil cake, … Continue reading Lemon Ouzo Olive Oil Bundt Cake

Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

The first time I went to Greece as a married woman, one of the pites (pies) my mother in law had prepared for us was her famous galatopita. Galatopita means milk pie. It is a sweet dessert pie that is made with milk custard and a semolina base. Regionally, it can be made with or … Continue reading Galatopita – Grain-free Greek Milk Pie

Blood Orange Karydopita

My wonderful friend Elainee picked blood oranges off of her tree the other day and I decided to keep the last few for a dessert. As I brainstormed on what to make, I thought of this variation on the traditional karydopita, which is a walnut cake full of warm spices like cinnamon and clove, soaked … Continue reading Blood Orange Karydopita

Ekmek, Greek Custard Dessert

My hands down, my absolute favorite Greek dessert has always been Ekmek Kataifi. I loved it so much that I even opted for this dessert instead of a cake for sweet sixteen birthday party, serving sixty guests. Growing up in NYC, this dessert was readily availble to me because Queens has so many Greek pastry … Continue reading Ekmek, Greek Custard Dessert