Recipe: White Christmas

White Christmas Ingredients: 500g white chocolate 1 1/2 cups of Rice Bubbles 100g glace cherries chopped 160g almonds, roasted and chopped 160g sultanas 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 tsp vanilla extract Method: Melt chocolate with double boiler stove top method or in microwave. Mix rest of ingredients with liquefied chocolate. Pour mixture into cupcake cases… Continue reading Recipe: White Christmas

Recipes: Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies)

Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies) Ingredients: 1 cup Canadian lentils 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion 3 minced garlic cloves 2 large carrots diced 1 large celery stalk  diced 5 cups water or stock 1 cup canned tomatoes (or 2-3 fresh tomatoes cubed) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 bay leaves salt and pepper 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Recipes: Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies)

Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake Ingredients: 250g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 270g brown sugar 440g can crushed pineapple, drained 50g desiccated coconut 2 ripe bananas ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 eggs, lightly beaten 250ml sunflower oil Cream cheese frosting 100g cream cheese 50g unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g icing sugar mixture ½ cup finely chopped walnuts,… Continue reading Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Recipe: Lumberjack Cake

Lumberjack Cake Ingredients: 125g butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 195g chopped dates 2 medium granny smith apples (peeled & chopped) 2 teaspoons bi-carbonate soda 1 cup boiling water 1½ cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder Frosting 60g butter ½ teaspoon vanilla essence ½ cup firmly packed brown… Continue reading Recipe: Lumberjack Cake

Recipe: Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes)

Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes) Ingredients: 250 grams butter softened at room temperature 2 ½ cups icing sugar 1 lemon OR orange rind grated finely 2 teaspoons of vanilla paste OR extract 1 egg which must be at room temperature and not cold 1 shot of brandy OR ouzo (for an extra kick but… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Half Moon Cookies (Greek Kourabiethes)

Recipes: Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free)

Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free) Ingredients: 20 grams dark chocolate 200 mils of almond, soy or rice milk 1 teaspoon honey Method: In a briki (or small saucepan) mix chocolate and milk and warm it on low heat whilst stir-ing. When all blended take off heat and add honey. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg.… Continue reading Recipes: Vegetarian Hot Chocolate (Lactose Free)

Recipes: Greek Country Bread

Greek Country Bread Ingredients: 4 cups plain flour 1 tbs (2 x 12gram sachets) dried yeast 1 tsp salt 1 tsp milk 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs honey 1 cup warm water Method: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Form a well in the center of the dried mixed ingredients and add wet ingredients. Using a wooden spoon,… Continue reading Recipes: Greek Country Bread