crème brûlée: vanilla decadence

κρεμ μπρουλέ

This classic dessert was a staple at 70’s and ‘80’s dinner parties but waned in popularity, largely, I believe, because modern domestic grills don’t get hot enough to burn the sugar topping into a hard caramel. As with so many recipes, we cannot be sure where or how this one originated, but what we do know is that it has ...

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Apple, Pear and Quince Charlotte

σαρλότ με μήλο αχλάδι κυδώνι

Apple Charlotte is a traditional British dessert dating back to the 18th century. It is said that it is named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, who was patron to the English apple growers, although another theory is that the name is derived from the Old English word, charlyt, meaning a custard dish, which would date the ...

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cool raita

ράιτα (raita) - η δροσερή

Raita or raitha is served as a cooling side dish throughout most of India. Its basic ingredient is yoghurt (dahi – usually homemade) and then vegetables, herbs and spices are added in the inimitable Indian fashion. It can be compared to our own Greek tzatziki, apart from the fact that raita has many different herbal versions, for example, a simple ...

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