Making these sweet little Greek honey cookies always makes me realize that it’s Christmas time! Melomakarona are one of the most popular treats in Greece during the Christmas Holidays with […]
Traditional Greek Christmas Recipes
A delicious collection of traditional Greek Christmas recipes! Christmas is all about delicious food, shared with your friends, family and loved ones! That’s why I have collected some of the very best Christmas recipes, from Greek Christmas Cookie recipes, hearty Greek family dinner recipes and many more as passed on to my family for generations, for you to enjoy!
Vasilopita Cake Recipe (Greek New Year’s cake)
A delicious New Year’s cake recipe infused with the aromas of oranges and garnished with a thick and glossy vanilla scented sugar glaze! Discover the tradition behind this cake, the luck and smiles it will bring to you and your family…
Easiest Homemade Kourabiedes recipe (Christmas Greek Butter Cookies)
Have a snowy Merry Christmas with these amazing sweet butter cookies! If you have ever tried making your own homemade kourabiedes before, you must know that it surely takes some time and effort to succeed. Not any more! This kourabiedes (kourambiethes) recipe changes everything..
Greek Diples Recipe (Christmas Greek Pastry with Honey)
Christmas on a platter, drizzled with honey syrup and topped with chopped walnuts! Diples, get their name from the Greek word for “fold”, and are a traditional festive dessert, that is very popular around Christmas time throughout Greece.
Snowy Chocolate Cookies!
Discover these beautiful and highly addictive Christmas snowy chocolate cookies! Crispy on the outside with a chewy middle rich in chocolate and all this sprinkled with ‘snow’ – powdered sugar! A true pleasure to make and highly impossible to resist! This is the perfect christmas sharing dessert!
Kourampiedes / Kourabiethes with Ouzo recipe
Our very best recipe for Kourampiedes! Traditionally made to celebrate Christmas, these sweet little butter cookies will definitely set you on a festive mood! Click here to discover the secrets behind this irresistible Christmas treat!
Walnut-filled, Crescent -Shaped Pastries (Skaltsounia)
Soft and crunchy crescents (skaltsounia) with a delicious, flavorful walnut, jam and apple filling. This delicious treat is perfect with a nice warm cup of tea for a cold evening! Find out more about amazing treat here!
Mosaiko recipe (Greek Chocolate and Biscuits Dessert)
For all the chocolate lovers out there, this mouthwatering all-weather Greek chocolate and biscuits dessert (Mosaiko) is made for you! Deliciously soft, creamy and with a crunchy bite. And best […]
Christopsomo recipe (Greek Christmas Bread with Walnuts)
If you haven’t tried Christopsomo (Greek Christmas bread) before, then you are certainly missing out! Soft, fluffy, with a beautiful crust and unique flavour.. This is the most delicious Christopsomo […]
Honey-glazed Greek Roast Lamb with Potatoes
The perfect recipe for one of the most popular Greek dishes, Greek roast lamb shank! Greeks love their lamb dishes and they love them well done. But never dry, rather […]
Amazing Christmas Veal Stew Garnished with Fruit & Nuts
This delicious Christmas Veal stew will definitely set you on a festive mood! Juicy and tender, melt-in-the-mouth beef stew with a delicious, slightly sweet, intense sauce, scented with the aromas of cognac, plums and apricots… Find out how to make the perfect Christmas Veal Stew here!
Crispiest Greek Lemon Potatoes Recipe (Patates Lemonates)
Traditional Greek lemon potatoes recipe! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside with a delicious lemony flavor. Find out how bake them to perfection.
Pork Fricassee recipe with Egg-lemon Sauce and Celery
The very best Pork Fricassee recipe, made in the traditional Greek way! Perfect as part of your Christmas day dinner! Discover the traditions, customs and secret ingredients behind this traditional recipe here.
Kariokes (Walnut-filled Chocolate Crescents)
Delicious chocolate and walnut filled crescents dipped in even more chocolate! Soft and with an unexpected crunchy bite, these delicious treats are very popular among the chocolate lovers during Christmas time. Find out how to make them in less than 30 minutes!
Chocolate covered Melomakarona (Greek Christmas honey cookies with chocolate)
For all the chocolate lovers, this one is for you! Chocolate covered Melomakarona! Incredibly moist Greek Christmas cookies, soaked in an aromatic honey syrup and dipped in melted chocolate.. Who can really resist?
Walnut and biscuit Chocolate Truffles (Troufakia)
Crunchy and extra chocolatey truffles, stuffed with crushed biscuits and crispy walnuts, flavoured with cognac and dredged in chocolate sprinkles.. Impress your guests this Christmas holidays with these little bites of heaven!
Chocolate Souffle in Baklava Pouches recipe!
Discover how to make the perfect chocolate souffle wrapped in little baklava pouches with this unique recipe! The most rich, melting chocolate filling, wrapped in golden brown crispy phyllo, layered with chopped nuts and sprinkled with melted butter…
Perfect Potato gratin with Feta cheese
The perfect potato gratin recipe! Imagine luscious layers of the most creamy béchamel-based sauce, sweet caramelised onions, tangy and salty feta cheese and tender potatoes, topped with crispy bacon and Parmesan cheese..
Puff Pastry Parcels recipe stuffed with Caramelised Apples and Pork Sausages
The ultimate Christmas puff pastry parcels recipe! Sweet caramelised apples, cheese, eggs and minced herby sausages, wrapped around crispy and buttery puff pastry.. These delicious puff pastry parcels are like no other!
Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe in lemon sauce (Lahanodolmades / Lahanodolmathes)
A Greek winter classic! Cabbage leaves stuffed with a juicy minced beef, rice and herby filling, topped with a delicious thick lemony flavoured sauce… Find out more about this heartwarming classic here.
Greek lemon Chicken Soup recipe (Kotosoupa Avgolemono)
The perfect dish for a cold winter’s day! Find out how to make the perfect hearty, delicious and bursting with Mediterranean flavors egg-and-lemon sauce chicken soup.
Festive Roast Turkey with Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon Sauce
Discover the secret behind this amazing roast festive turkey recipe and treat your friends and family to a truly memorable festive meal!
Cretan Sweet Cheese Pastries Recipe (Kalitsounia)
Extremely soft and highly addictive! These delicious little cheese pastries (kalitsounia) are a holiday tradition from the island of Crete, but nowadays they are eaten almost everywhere throughout the year at times of celebration. Discover more about these little sweet delights here.
Extra Melty Fried Cheese Ball recipe! (Tirokroketes)
Get the party started with this amazing Greek-style fried cheese ball recipe! Melting, oozing on the inside and with a wonderful golden brown crust on the outside, this fried cheese […]
Karidopita/Karithopita recipe (Greek Walnut Cake with Syrup)
Fluffy and extra syrupy! A mouthwatering Greek walnut cake recipe, scented with the aromas and blends of cinnamon and grounded clove. This is the traditional Greek walnut cake recipe which calls […]
Greek style Roast Pork with Honey Sauce
The perfect way to cook roast pork! Amazingly juicy and tender, covered in a delicious slightly sweet honey-mustard based sauce with the aromas and blends of oranges, lemons, fresh rosemary […]
Aromatic Greek-style Mulled Wine Recipe (Krasomelo/ Oinomelo)
Get into the holiday spirit with this deliciously fragrant Greek Style red mulled wine! Infused with cinnamon, clove and honey this Greek style mulled wine will fill your home with the warmth and aromas of Christmas!
Greek Christmas Traditions and Customs
A mother’s melodic lullaby, granddad’s legends, Christmas carols, Cretan serenades, traditional dances and many others. Centuries old customs and Greek traditions that have accompanied us in every facet of our […]
Greek baklava rolls recipe (Saragli)
Greek baklava rolls (saragli) made to perfection! An amazing combination of crispy golden phyllo wrapped around flavourful nutty filling, bathed in syrup scented with the aromas of lemon cinnamon and […]
Galaktoboureko with Kataifi (Greek Custard and shredded phyllo pie)
A mouthwatering variation of the traditional Greek galaktoboureko made with kataifi dough (shredded phyllo dough)! Golden crispy kataifi dough wrapped around fluffy aromatic semolina custard and bathed in syrup.. Well one […]
Baklava Cheesecake recipe
Everyone loves Baklava but sometimes you want to go a little further with your dessert. That’s where this simple Cheesecake Baklava recipe comes in! It has all the flavors and […]
Chocolate Baklava recipe
Are you a big fan of Baklava but can’t have a dessert without chocolate? Then you’ll love this recipe! This Chocolate Baklava is the perfect combination of the traditional dessert […]
Vasilopita Tsoureki recipe (Greek New Years Bread/ Vasilopita bread)
Greek cuisine is full of recipes that have meaning and this Vasilopita Tsoureki (Greek New Years bread) is a perfect example. Vasilopita bread is a sweet treat that is served […]