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seleanor

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Greek style pizza is so tasty :) I love making it at home with my kids when I have a little extra time on my hands

For the bread: 1 package active dry yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more if needed, 1 cup warm water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 cup Greek olive oil, plus extra for the baking sheets, Extra all-purpose flour for your hands and the work surface

For the toppings: 1/4 cup Greek olive oil, 1 large onion, sliced, 2 large tomatoes, sliced, Salt, to taste, Pepper, to taste, 2 teaspoons dried Greek oregano, Greek olive oil, to garnish, feta cheese

After you punch the dough down, begin making the ladenia. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a round pizza pan or a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Roll out the dough or stretch it onto the pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the dough and then top with onion and tomato slices. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the toppings, to taste. Sprinkle with dried oregano. Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake until the dough is cooked all the way through. This should take 40-45 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cool for about five minutes before serving.

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Absolutely loved your bread recipe....better than mine!!
For a more traditional "Greek Flatbread Pizza", I added crumbled feta, sliced Kalamata olives and sliced pepperocini a couple minutes before end of baking. After it came out of the oven I sprinkled fresh chopped basil on half the pizza and other half with chopped mint. Try it...Kali Orexi ❣❣
 

Check out these sizzling lamb chops I had in Greece

These lamb chops were phenomenal!!

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Vasilopita - Cake or Tsoureki?

I recently had a debate with a few Greek friends on what a traditional New Years Tsoureki is. My mother always made a tsoureki with the year on it, as do many other's I know. I have friends who make an orange zest cake with powdered sugar...and others that say it doesn't matter as long as it's some type of cake. One girl even said they don't make their sweet at all, they just make a round loaf of bread.

Curious to see what everyone else does. Is it maybe a regional thing?

Greek style sausage to die for!

Loukanika are so amazing! Greeks really know how to make some of the most juicy and flavourful meat. If anyone has any good restaurants in the Austin, Texas area that they could recommend for some great Greek food and loukanika I would really appreciate it :)
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Greek potato and onion salad is a great appetizer

These are the ingredients for making a super tasty Greek potato salad as an appetizer

  • 6 medium boiled potatoes
  • 4 medium red onions
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 6 tablespoons Greek olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish
This is what your end product will look like!

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How to make Greek meatballs with bulgar

This is the process for making the meatballs with bulgar. It's one of my favorite dishes and I like to make an extra batch and freeze it so I can eat them later :)

Add meat, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, scallions, bulgur, egg, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 cloves of the minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture is well combined. You can also use your fingers to mix it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 – 4 hours to let the flavors set.

Remove bowl from the refrigerator and shape into balls of about 1-2 inches thick. Your goal is to make them a consistent size. Place the balls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.

Add the rest of the olive oil to a deep skillet and set the heat to medium. Saute the onion for about five minutes or until the onions are soft. Add the rest of the garlic and saute for about a minute until the flavor of the garlic releases. Add the wine and cook for one minute. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices as well as the cinnamon stick and water and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the meatballs so they don’t fall apart. The sauce should be deep and the meatballs should be covered.

Cover the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Drop the heat to a simmer after it boils and cook for twenty minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way though. Sprinkle the meatballs with remaining parsley just before serving.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped, fresh parsley
  • 4 scallions, finally chopped
  • 1/2 cup bulgur (uncooked)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Greek olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 large onions, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 16 ounces canned, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup water
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