May 9, 2019

This is hands down one of my most favourite recipe developments of all time.  It took me numerous attempts to get this recipe just right, more so for the dough than anything else. Well, after all the blood, sweat and tears (maybe not blood, but do oven burns count?) here it FINALLY is.  The ULTIMATE eliopitakia recipe (and I don’t say that lightly).  Reminiscent of Cyprus ? Yep.  Fragrant and delicious?  Indeed.  Moreish?  You...

February 18, 2019

Don’t you just love a good old juicy burger?  I was planning on making some homemade beef burgers for dinner but was all out of buns.  It was raining, so popping out wasn’t a favourable option, not with a one year old anyway.  So I checked my flour stock and sure enough, there was enough bread flour to feed the masses.  Right I thought, I’m making my own and I’ll go one up and make BRIOCHE buns!  I’ve always got loads of eggs...

October 15, 2018

Ahhh good old winter is here.  The season of onesies, crisp mornings, cosy nights in and comforting roast dinners.  Speaking of roast dinner, is ANY Sunday roast or Christmas dinner complete without a fluffy Yorkshire pudding (or two)?  That was a rhetorical question by the way, and that answer is no, it is not complete.  If you think it’s complete without a Yorkshire pud then I don’t like your vibe- get out.

But...

October 12, 2018

Never in my life did I expect to produce a bready savoury bake more exciting than pizza.  How wrong was I??!

I wanted to make a pizza like dinner but something that wasn’t actually pizza.  No, I’m not a weirdo I just like trying new things thank you very much!  So I began googling for a little inspiration.  Calzone?  No, boring.  Then I came across something called Stromboli.  That word rang a bell.  I could’ve sworn I’d heard...

August 31, 2018

‘When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amoreeee’... good old Dean Martin knew what he was talking about eh?  Nothing beats a fresh out of the oven, delicious homemade pizza.  It’s pure amore.

Well here it is.  A delightful recipe for pizza dough (you’ll get 3 large pizzas out of this recipe) and a beautiful tomato base sauce to go with them.  I’ve made a cream cheese stuffed crust one as well- it’s so eas...

August 25, 2018

Is it just me or has the British Summer pulled a disappearing act that would shame Houdini?  One minute it’s scorching, next minute it’s raining and dare I say- cold. No complaints here- I’ve just come back from a holiday in Cyprus so I’m welcoming this weather with open arms.  I mean I was actually melting over there.  It was like having a blow dryer aimed at you 24/7.  And the humidity, oh the humidity!  By the way, thick lo...

July 2, 2018

Shout out to all you chicken lovers out there! 

Presenting juicy on the inside, crunchy on the outside BBQ spiced popcorn chicken.  This is the stuff dreams are made of.  Best of all, they’re SO easy to make, they’re BAKED (no deep-fried-straight-to-your-thighs-nastiness here) and they’re sure to impress! Winner winner,  chicken dinner- literally.

These are great to serve up at a buffet, or a night in with mates, or du...

July 2, 2018

(Adapted from Damn Delicious’ Zucchini Tots Recipe)

This delightful recipe defies any belief that healthy food lacks flavour.  If anything, I’ve gone a step further and made my own tweaks to it to ensure it’s healthy with a capital H.  Clean eating is here to stay folks, and you know what? It tastes damn good!

I made a batch of these to take to my local Slimming World group meeting for a taster session.  They went down a st...

April 5, 2018

It’s that wonderful time of year again for all my fellow Greek and Cypriot Christians; Greek Easter.

To mark the occasion, us Greeks traditionally indulge in yummy Flaounes, a fragrant pastry encasing cheesy goodness.  The name doesn’t do it justice at all, but trust me on this one, they’re absolutely superb. 

For any devoted Great British Bake Off fans out there, you may remember them from a few years back as one of the te...

March 30, 2018

This week I’ve channelled my inner Greek Goddess and whipped up something true to my heritage.  Yes, it’s the world known, ever so popular, ever so scrumptious Spanakopitta aka Spinach Pie.  Spinach, tick. Feta, tick.  Aromatic fresh herbs, tick.  Crunchy filo pastry, tick. Have I won you over yet?

This is a great recipe I've stumbled across on the internet, but I’ve adapted it to my own personal preference.  Fee...

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