• pasta

    Gnocchi with tomato sauce

    Soft and tender Gnocchi soaked in tomato and bell pepper sauce, this recipe is a delight. It’s a simple and flavored recipe which can also become quick and easy if you choose to buy Gnocchi 🙂 But if you have time I highly recommend you to prepare gnocchi from scratch because the are way tastier than the store-bought ones. It’s not a difficult process but it takes time because gnocchi are made with boiled potatoes, flour and egg. For the tomato sauce I recommend you fresh and juicy garden tomatoes. These are the best tomatoes to prepare sauces. If you don’t have garden tomatoes you can use canned tomatoes or…

  • cakes,  desserts

    Caramel cake

    Caramel layer cake topped with sticky cocoa glaze…. Mmmm, what a delight! This cake is a delicious combination of light and fluffy sponge cake, caramel syrup, caramel cream and thick cocoa glaze. The glaze is also caramel flavored because it’s made of sugar, water, cocoa and butter. It’s thick, sticky and sooo yum! If you love caramel, you really must try this cake! I’m sure you’ll love it. Ingredients for caramel layer cake (20cm diameter) For sponge cake – 5 eggs (250gr without shells) – 125gr sugar – 125gr flour – a pinch of salt – vanilla extract For the caramel cream: – 500ml milk – 3 egg yolks –…

  • desserts

    Chocolate pastry cream

    Chocolate pastry cream is one of my favorites. I use it often for filling pastry, cakes, pies or cookies. I also like to use this chocolate pastry cream to prepare easy desserts with fresh fruits and crackers. And I can’t tell you how absolutely delicious are the crepes filled with chocolate pastry cream To prepare this chocolate pastry cream I start by making the vanilla pastry cream and I add cocoa powder and chocolate. You can use cocoa powder or chocolate but the cream will taste better if you use both of them . You can use the chocolate pastry cream as it is or you can mix it with whipped…

  • desserts

    Caramel pastry cream

    Thick, creamy, caramel flavored, This caramel pastry cream is also one of my favorites. If I have to choose between vanilla, chocolate and caramel pastry cream I really don’t know what would I choose. I usually avoid to make a choice and I use all the 3 of them. Can you imagine how delicious a cake is filled with vanilla, chocolate and caramel? The caramel pastry cream is also easy to make with only 4 ingredients. You have to caramelize the sugar first, and then continue like the vanilla pastry cream. Use the caramel pastry cream as it is or combined with whipped cream or soft butter. You can use…

  • sauces

    Tomato and bell pepper pasta sauce

    For me is very important to have a good pasta sauce recipe. With pasta and a delicious sauce I can prepare nourishing, quick and easy dinners for my family. I tested many pasta sauce recipes, but this tomato and bell pepper pasta sauce is our favorite. It’s very easy to make with a handful of ingredients, absolutely delicious and it can be used in many combinations. The perfect sauce should be made with fresh and juicy garden tomatoes, but you can also use canned tomatoes or even tomato paste. You can combine this tomato and bell pepper sauce with ham, chicken or vegetables. Ingredients for tomato and bell pepper pasta…

  • pasta

    Potato Gnocchi – the italian recipe

    Potato gnocchi are Italian pasta, very similar to dumplings, made from potatoes, eggs and flour. They are very soft and tender and seems to melt into your mouth. To prepare these gnocchi I used an Italian recipe, to be sure of result 🙂 To obtain that tenderness specific to Italian gnocchi you have to prepare a soft and sticky dough. If you add too much flour potato gnocchi will be too tough. The dough is rolled out, then cut into small pieces. Then they are pressed with a fork to make ridges which hold sauce. Place prepared gnocchi onto a floured surface, in one layer, keeping distance between them. After…

  • desserts

    Crêpes recipe

    Crêpes are a type of very thin pastry made by pouring a thin layer of batter into a frying pan. The batter is spread evenly by tilting the pan. Crêpes are very easy to make but there are a few rules to follow: – The consistency of the batter shouldn’t be too thick. – Always let the batter rest for 20-30 minutes before starting to fry the crêpes – You should use a non stick frying pan lightly oiled after each crêpe (or once at two crêpes) – The frying pan must be hot when you pour the batter – Pour enough batter to cover the frying pan with a…

  • chicken,  main course

    Chicken vegetable skewers

    These tender and juicy chicken and vegetable skewers make the perfect choice for those looking for a healthy dinner recipe. Chicken and vegetable skewers are easy to make and you can use your favorite combo of vegetables. You can also use zucchini, eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes or any other vegetable you like. For tender and juicy skewers, you have to marinate the meat for 4-6 hours or over night. For marinating the meat you can also use the marinade I made for Souvlaki. You can serve these delicious chicken and vegetable skewers with salad or with your favorite side dish. Ingredients for chicken and vegetable skewers (8-10 pieces) – 700gr boneless…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Milk semolina pudding

    Milk semolina pudding is my childhood dessert. My grandmother used to make us very often milk semolina pudding for breakfast, for dinner or as a dessert. It’s very quick and easy to make with only 3 ingredients: milk, semolina and sugar. You can also add vanilla flavor, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Milk semolina pudding is very easy to prepare. You have to combine milk, semolina and sugar and cook until thickens. Milk semolina pudding continues to thicken and after being removed from heat and you have to pour it into bowls right after preparation. You can serve milk semolina pudding warm or cold, topped with jam or fresh fruits.…

  • desserts,  puddings

    Caramel pudding with chocolate and cream

    Creamy, quick and easy to make and sooo delicious! This caramel pudding with chocolate and cream is the perfect combo: layers of caramel, chocolate and cream. It,s a great dessert, especially in summer time, because it can be served cold, from the fridge. And the best part: no baking required. This delicious caramel pudding with chocolate and cream can also be served at room temperature. Serve topped with peanuts or fresh fruits. Ingredients for caramel pudding with chocolate and cream: For caramel pudding – 400ml milk – 5 tablespoons of sugar – 1 egg – 25gr flour – a pinch of salt For the chocolate layer – 100gr chocolate –…