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Dakos!

Dakos, or koukouvayia (which means owl) is something I learnt to appreciate in Crete. The reason I made it (apart from nostalgia and flavour) is that last night, with a bit of leftover dough I had from making pizzas I … Continue reading

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Baked plaice with tomatoes and parsley

A very simple recipe and a healthier alternative to frying the fish. Ingredients (for 2-3) 4-5 fillets of plaice a few fresh tomatoes 1 onion, cut in rings 2-3 cloves of garlic, thickly cut Olive oil Fresh parsley, finely chopped … Continue reading

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Breaded trout

This is a very simple and tasty recipe. Take 2 trout and allow them to marinate in some olive oil, salt and parsley. In a baking tray cover the bottom with breadcrumbs and grind some black pepper. Put your trout … Continue reading

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Leek and potato soup

This is very much an English recipe, slightly Mediterranean-ised for good measure. Ingredients 2-3 leeks 2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced 1-2 cloves of garlic (depending on your taste), finely chopped Olive oil Wash the leek very well, removing … Continue reading

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Sourdough bread

I have been making bread in various shapes and sizes-and with varying success-for a while now. I’ve always wanted to experiment with sourdough, as I love the flavour and it reminds me of the typical Cypriot bread I love so … Continue reading

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Rye Bread

Ingredients (makes 5 small loaves) For the yeast 1 sachet of yeast 1 tsp sugar 700-800ml lukewarm water For the dough 1/2 strong white flour 1/2 rye flour 1-2 tbsp olive oil a pinch of salt You can also add … Continue reading

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Bread

The reason I insist on baking bread is that in the UK bread is either not good or expensive for what you get. In addition, I believe that baking bread is one of those ancient skills, it has a certain … Continue reading

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