5 best cakes in Greece
by Francesco, from Italy.
The firsts Greek cakes, of which we have information are the sweet offered to the Gods. It seems that almost every god had a favorite sweet : donuts in a crescent shape were offered to Artemide, sweet with honey and sesame were eaten at parties in honor to Dionisio and sweet shaped “lira” were dedicated to Apollo . The honey was the main ingredient, accompanied from sesame, almonds and walnuts and still today the cakes are rich of these ingredients!
The Baklava is a simple and delicious traditional Greek dessert made of walnuts filo dough and honey syrup. Is possible to find this sweet in different versions, also with almonds and pistachios instead to nuts
The Galaktoboureko is made with phyllo dough and semolina cream, covered in syrup with lemon fragrance. Originally, the galaktoboureko was the typical dessert of the Carnival. It could, therefore, be enjoyed from January through March. In summer you can enjoy accompanied by vanilla ice cream.
Typical Greek sweet, the melomakarono has the shape of the egg. Is made with flour of olive oil and honey, stuffed with semolina, sugar, orange peel or cognac. Generally this dessert is prepared at Christmas time.
Prepared on the occasion of holy baptism , these biscuits crescent shaped are made with a light pastry, often of almonds. They are mixed with brandy and flavored with vanilla ,after cooking in the oven are covered with icing sugar.
Fresh and creamy dessert, irresistible scent of cinnamon, the risogalo is perfect in the summer as a snack or as a single meal if served in more generous portions. It is mada with rice , milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
An explosion of taste and freshness !