Recipes

KANAFI (Shredded Filo Dough with Cheese)

This easy to prepare cheese dessert is called KATAIFI in Greek and is sometimes made with walnuts (the same filling…

GALATOBOUREKO (Greek Custard in Filo)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the milk, farina, sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Cook…

CHOCOLATE BAKLAVA ROLLS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brush a large, shallow baking pan with 2 Tbsp of the Clarified Butter. Place Nutella…

BIRD’S NEST BAKLAVA

Mix the walnuts with the spices and sugar. Set aside. Lay the filo dough on the table with the narrow…

BASIC SYRUP

This syrup is used in many Middle Eastern and Greek pastries. The orange flower water and rose water are traditional…

BAKLAVA (Filo and Walnut Pastry)

Baklava is the most popular dessert in the entire Mediterranean area. If you have never worked with filo dough, be…

RICE PUDDING

This rice pudding is enormously popular at the Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli where it was developed. The hint of…

ORTHODOX CHURCH HOLY BREAD

This bread, also called, QURBAN in Arabic and PROSPHORON in Greek is used in Orthodox church services. Before beginning, see…

TALAMEE & (Syrian Bread)

I have happy memories from my childhood of my mother baking these round, flat loaves. On baking days there was…

VASILOPITA (Greek New Year’s Bread)

Vasilopita is the same basic bread as Tsoureki. Instead of the Easter egg, it has a coin baked in the…