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Karidopita by Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Deserts, Recipes

karidopita by Litsa!


Karidopita by Litsa! 20 pieces!

Karidopita!A traditional Greek dessert.A winter dessert with a nice syrup,

karidopita by Litsa!

Karidopita by Litsa!

great with a cup of coffee or tea! I also like it with ice cream!

I had a problem with it in the past! I never liked the strong flavor of baking soda used.I would never make it just because of that. 

Well if you don’t like something and you can do something about it, just go ahead and make the change! 

 Replacing the soda with baking powder and a touch of baking soda works so much better for me!  

Now I don’t feel the strong scent of the soda and I like Karidopita again.

You can serve it with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream and it’s delicious.

Here is what you will need for the amazing Karidopita,

1½ cups flour

2 tbsp Semolina

½ cup sugar

5 eggs

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cloves

¼ cup brandy

½ cup oil

Karidopita by Litsa!

Karidopita by Litsa!

Juice of 1/2 lemon

½ tsp soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ cup milk

1 cup walnuts

 

For the syrup

1½ cups water

1 cup sugar

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp of lemon juice

1 cinnamon stick

Boil all ingredients together for 6-7 min. Let cool for a few min and add slowly over the cool karidopita.

Here is how to make the cake

With your mixer beat egg whites until nice and thick,

 In another bowl beat together the egg yolks and sugar, beat for about 10 min or until nice and fluffy. To this mixture we add slowly the oil with the juice of the lemon, slowly adding the milk, dissolve the soda in the brandy and add to the mixture.

 Add the dry ingredients, and last we add the egg whites by folding them gently into the mixture with a spatula!

Bake the Karidopita in a preheated oven at 350 for about 40-45 min. Just remember to score the Karidopita and always add warm syrup to cool cake slowly, not all at once, the cake will become muddy if we are not careful. Give it time to absorb all the syrup!

Just remember to score the Karidopita before adding the syrup and always add warm syrup to cool cake slowly, not all at once, the cake will become muddy if we are not careful.

Give it time to absorb all the syrup! And it will!

 

Fasolada-Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes

The national soup of Greece Fasolada!

Fasolada or as the Greek people call their national treasure, Fasoulada.The Greek bean soup that helped Greek people make it through difficult economic periods, like the German occupation and now.

Dry white beans, navy beans, simmered with healthy vegetables is an ideal vegetarian recipe and when you add the olive oil it becomes super healthy. Nice heavy bread makes this a very satisfying winter meal. Olives and feta cheese compliment this dish.
Here is how to make this very delicious Greek Fasolada soup.

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Fasolada-Litsa!

Menu for a Greek meal-Litsa!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in My thoughts

Do you find it challenging to put a Greek menu together?Please don’t, I am here to help you put together a delicious traditional menu for a Greek meal!

Impress your family and friends with cooking advice from the very best.

Prepare a fabulous traditional Greek dinner and here is the menu.

It is a budget-friendly menu that will do just that, impress in more ways than one.

Hilopites with Chicken Litsa

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Main Dishes, Recipes

Hipolites with chicken

Hilopites with Chicken  (Youvetsi)

Hilopites a traditional Greek pasta (comfort food ) children love this food (children friendly)

Just like Orzo we love hilopites!I remember growing up how proud the women were making hilopites and Trahana, using the best ingredients at the time!

They spend days making those homemade kinds of pasta!

Now you find them easy in the supermarket, but when I visit Greece I look for the homemade ones, they are still ladies making them and selling them privately!

The locals are there to help you with all this! Word of mouth advertising is very big in Greece!

This is a nice traditional Greek recipe, it works with Lamb, Veal, and Beef, you just have to cook the meat longer.

A Sunday meal for Greek families, So delicious! The correct name is Youvetsi

Recipe for 4 people

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