Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Bread and Baking

Naan bread – yeast free

Jan 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

Indian curry requires rice or Naan bread to go along with it. I always wanted to try to bake Naan bread as it is very similar to Pita bread we know in the Mediterranean. I prefer to make the Naan without the yeast though. The dough is fast to make and I could not tell [...]



Onion pie

Jan 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, easy and fast, Recipes

This simple onion pie is easy to prepare. It is really tasty and you don’t have to wait much for the dough as it is made with baking powder. The onion pie serves as a great light lunch served with green salad. Preparation time: 10 minutes baking time: 20 minutes difficulty: easy Ingredients: 4 white [...]



Piadina Romagnola

Oct 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

This is a recipe from my aunt Sue. She is a big fan of Italy and Italian cuisine. She often prepares Piadina Romagnola to accompany a meal or as a snack with a sip of wine. It is easy to make and you don’t even need an oven. The Piadina is pan fried. Preparation time: [...]



Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta cheese pie

Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes, Starters

This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is a common as a slice of Pizza in other places. In taverns it is served as Mezze or first course to accompany a glass [...]



Rosemary bread

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

Before returning to Athens, I wanted to make use of the fresh rosemary in the garden that grows in large bushes. I love the smell that rosemary produces while baking so I decided to make a rosemary bread. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via [...]



Crusty flatbread

Mar 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

Not only Mark Bittmans “the minimalist” is featuring this recipe, but also one of my favourite cooking magazines Lust auf Genuss. At “the minimalist” they are called Matzo, in the magazine simply Flatbread. The crusty little breads go great with some wine or dips but as well with soup. they store easily and are perfect [...]



Cake with candied fennel

Mar 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

I had a fennel bulb left over and was more into baking then cooking. I decided to use the fennel in a rather unusual way. Fennel in a cake, I had never tried before but the thought was tempting. Smelling a fennel bulb allows you to imagine eating it sweet. Preparation time: 20 minutes baking [...]



Gingerbread upside down apple cake

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Desserts and Sweets

I discovered this delicious apple cake at Smiten Kitchens blog. It seemed to be a fairly easy recipe and the thought of caramel in connection with apples and molasses was convincing me. A moist gingerbread batter combines perfectly all wintery flavours. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on [...]



Melomakarona – a Greek Christmas classic – Mελομακάρονα

Dec 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

These little, soft cookies that are dipped into a Honey syrup you can only find around Christmas here in Greece. Melomakarona are made form late November on, they are the classic Greek Christmas cookie. You can find them in bakeries but also may of the small grocery stores around the neighbourhood sell these home made [...]



Parmigiano buns

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes

Nothing is more delicious than the smell of fresh baked bread in a flat. Especially this bread has a appetizing scent because it is loaded. It is loaded with Parmigiano and fried onions. But not only the aroma is gorgeous, they also taste heavenly. These buns I bake in a muffin form in order to [...]