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Desserts and Sweets

Milk, honey and cinnamon ice cream

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

A delicious ice cream with few ingredients. It is not summer yet, so I wanted an ice cream that has a touch of winter. Hot milk with honey and cinnamon is a typical winter taste. Having this frozen makes a great dessert. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share [...]



Rice pudding – Ρυζόγαλο

Mar 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

Childhood memories of my grandmother Elisabeth came up when I prepared this dish today. When ever I visited her there was rice pudding. It had a garnish of sugar and cinnamon on top and a tiny piece of butter was melting in the middle of the hot pudding on my plate. Also Greek childen have [...]



White Chocolate Mousse Tart With Oreo Cookie Crust

Feb 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

This White Chocolate Mousse Tart With Oreo Cookie Crust I have discovered at Petra’s Chili und Ciabatta Blog. Her version looks quite different from mine. This is due to the fact that I did not read her recipe correctly and used a much too big form to bake with. Never the less, a delicious cake [...]



Lemon Meringue Tart

Feb 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

I spend several hours a week surfing my colleagues website. I have a whole list of blogs I regularly read and of course I do find plenty of recipes I want to try out, which I often do not manage due to lack of time. Here at Ivy blog I found the “Lemon Meringue Pie” [...]



Grapefruit Sorbet with sweet Basil Pesto

Feb 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

I was not so sure if the Tarte Tatin would be the right finish for the Secret Supper, so I tried something else. This Grapefruit Sorbet certainly was more unique, especially with a sweet Basil Pesto on top of it. The Basil Pesto takes the bitter edge off the Grapefruit which means that you need [...]



Tarte Tatin with oranges

Jan 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

My next Secret Supper is coming up and I am experimenting with deserts. Yesterday I messed up a jelly from beetroot. After this unpleasant experience I turned to baking, which is something that seems to come easier to me. When I found great, sweet Cretan oranges in the bio store I decided to do a [...]



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 [...]



Honey and cinnamon puffs – Loukoumades (Λουκουμάδες)

Dec 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

As Christmas is approaching I am doing more sweet dishes and try to find tastes that fit the season. Although you can find Loukoumades all year around in Greece the combination of honey and cinnamon over hot puffs is really a wintery dish for me. Loukoumades are a perfect desert in the cold time of [...]



Mousse aux Chocolat with Salty Caramel

Dec 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Desserts and Sweets, Recipes

The guests that are coming to the little food event I am doing here in Athens are demanding food that they can not find on the menu of the average restaurant. So I try to get a few unusual dishes together. When I was sceeming through Skye Gyngell’s cookbook, I saw that she proposed a [...]