Recipes

GREEK PUMPKIN CAKE

This is a great cake for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a tube pan or…

HARESI (Yogurt and Semolina Cake)

This simple to prepare cake is also called NAMOURA in Lebanon and BASBOOSA in Egypt. It is a favorite, economical…

LOUKOUMADES (Little Donut Balls)

These sweet little donut balls are popular in Greece and the Middle East, where they are called AWAMEE. Whatever you…

GREIBE (Arabic Butter Cookies)

These almost white cookies have a wonderful melt-in-your-mouth texture. When baking them, be sure to remove them from the oven…

BARAZIK (Arabic Sesame Cookies)

These buttery rich sesame and pistachio-topped cookies are a popular after school treat and great for tea time. Preheat oven…

MAMOUL (Walnut-filled and Date-filled Cookies)

In the Middle East, Walnut-filled and Date-filled Mamoul are prepared for holidays and special occasions. Women often get together to…

KOURAMBIEDES (Greek Wedding Cakes)

Place Clarified Butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until almost firm. While…

FINIKIA (Greek Honey Cakes)

Also called MELAMAKARONA, these Greek Honey Cakes are always included on holiday dessert tables in Greece. Preheat oven to 350…

PAXIMATHIA (Greek Biscotti)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment, or use foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place…

KOULOURAKIA (Greek Sesame Cookies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment, or use foil and spray with non-stick spray. Mix…