Greek Orange Yogurt Cake with Orange Syrup (Portokalopita)

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Greek Orange Yogurt Cake or Portokalopita as it is known in Greece first came to my attention when reading a post by David Lebovitz writing about Tinos Greece. Of course, I immediately started searching for the dessert and came up with what I thought to be the most authentic version of this Greek Orange Yogurt Cake based on the fact it […]

Candied Orange Peel

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It took several tries to get this addictive Candied Orange Peel just right.  The first was too loose so I over-compensated the second time and entombed them in a really thick sauce.  The last time I got it right. Golden syrup, such as Lyle’s ,  adds a lot of flavor to the peel. However, either that or […]

Greek Tomato Salad

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Greek Tomato Salad was featured on my original blog, “The Ardent Cook” which posted more food recipes than baking and pastry.  It was also a TV segment during my TV days.  This is super easy to put together and while, best the first day, I have been known to eat leftovers a couple of days […]

Mothers’ Day Cakes

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Mothers’ Day Cakes, brunch, and flowers top the list of gifts for this special day.  I have gathered some ideas from previous posts that are a bit different that I think you might like.  Some are more complex while others are as easy as falling off a log.   I have also included a couple […]

Mother’s Day Cakes

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Mother’s Day Cakes have become a tradition for this special holiday.  Every year it seems Mother’s Day has become bigger and bigger as the commercial market builds on sentiment and love for mothers.  But there is nothing more special than the time spent making one of these  special Mother’s Day Cakes.  It doesn’t have to […]