Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Autumn vibes One of the first desserts I ever made was my mother’s Apple Crumble. A Sunday afternoon tradition,  that brings to mind childhood memories… My mothers version is the classic, I played around, finding my own fine tuning, altering the dosages and adding new ingredients, depending on my mood. After all, this is what…

Lemon & Pistachio Cake

Lemon and pistachio cake

Elegantly tasty A cake is always a staple at my home… Best enjoyed with a cup of coffee or aromatic tea, this is one of my much loved cakes and has certainly won recognition throughout the years becoming the distinctively characteristic ‘‘Moi’’ cake. Lemon and pistachio cake The waxy green of the pistachios plus the…

Affogato al Caffe

Affogato al caffe

Deep in Love “Affogato” means “drowned” in Italian.   I prefer it as simple but you can top it up with crushed amaretti biscuits or caramelized nuts.   It is actually my son, Stavros’, favourite dessert to whip up! A scoop of vanilla gelato and a shot of hot espresso right on top… Jamie Oliver suggests…

Fanouropita – St Fanourios’ Cake

Sandra Choremi_Fanouropita

Shared Blessing For the Orthodox Greeks, the Fanouropita is the cake of a saint who reveals things, Saint Fanourios helps people find lost items; he also helps unmarried women… to find love! “Faith and a strong wish” are the key ingredients for its success. Other than that, the typical recipe strictly includes 7 or 9…

Strawberry with Vanilla Cream and Crushed Gingersnap Biscuits

Strawberry with Vanilla Cream and Crushed Gingersnap Biscuits

“Cooking is not a science but an art, mistakes are okay, messes are fine— the pleasure is in the creating and the sharing of the result.” This recipe is as tasty as it is versatile. You can use any kind of mixed berries you have in your fridge and the gingersnaps can be replaced with digestive,…