Everything about Greek desserts

Greek cuisine not only consists of savoury delicacies, but also has a delectable array of sweet treats that will satisfy any dessert lover. From the heavenly layers of honey-soaked pastries in baklava to the golden and airy loukoumades, Greek desserts are a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds. In this blog post, we explore the world of Greek desserts and highlight some of the most loved and irresistible options. Get ready for a sweet journey through Greece!
Greek baklava

Baklava: Layers of blissful sweetness

Baklava is the crown jewel among Greek desserts and enchants with its delicate layers of crispy phyllo dough, butter and a tempting nut filling (often a mix of walnuts, pistachios or almonds). What makes baklava so special is the luscious syrup based on honey, lemon and aromatic spices such as cinnamon and cloves. Each bite offers a symphony of textures and flavours that takes you to the heart of Greece. In our webshop, you will find fresh baklava and ravani baked by a befriended baker from Groningen. Super fresh and top quality.

Loukoumades: gentle perfection

Loukoumades are bite-sized doughnuts baked golden yellow and then soaked in a syrup of honey, cinnamon and citrus zest. These airy and addictive treats are often served with a sprinkle of crushed walnuts or a drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce. The combination of the crunchy outside and the soft, airy inside makes for a divine dessert experience.

Galaktoboureko: creamy bliss

Galaktoboureko is a classic Greek dessert with creamy semolina pudding coated in layers of golden, crispy phyllo dough. It is usually served warm and topped with a sweet syrup that adds a delicious touch of sweetness. With every bite, you taste the contrast between the velvety custard and the crispy dough, creating a harmonious and satisfying dessert.

Kataifi: The shredded pleasure

Kataifi is a unique and visually stunning dessert that consists of shredded phyllo dough filled with a sweet nut mixture, similar to baklava. The shredded dough gives kataifi its characteristic appearance, resembling a nest. After it is baked golden, it is drizzled with a sweet syrup and often garnished with chopped pistachios or cinnamon. Kataifi offers a delicious combination of textures and flavours that will enchant your senses.

Ravani: a citrus delight

Ravani is a moist and aromatic semolina cake infused with orange or lemon syrup. The combination of semolina and ground almonds creates a unique texture, while the citrusy syrup adds a touch of freshness. Often served with a little icing sugar or a dollop of whipped cream, Revani is a delicious dessert that showcases the Mediterranean flavours of Greece.

Kourabiedes: buttery shortbread biscuit

Kourabiedes are traditional Greek butter biscuits that cannot be missed during festive occasions, especially Christmas. These delicate, crumbly biscuits are made with butter, almonds and icing sugar, giving them their distinctive sweetness and meltingly smooth texture. Each bite offers a heavenly combination of buttery richness and the subtle nutty flavour of almonds.

Melomakarona: Festive honey biscuits

Melomakarona are spiced honey biscuits traditionally eaten during the holidays, especially around Christmas and New Year. These soft and aromatic biscuits are made with a combination of flour, olive oil, orange juice and honey. After baking, they are soaked in a honey syrup infused with cinnamon and cloves and then sprinkled with chopped walnuts. The result is a sweet and fragrant treat that celebrates the flavours of Greece.

Greek desserts testify to Greece's rich culinary heritage, with a harmonious blend of flavours, textures and traditions. Whether you enjoy the crispy layers of baklava or the airy loukoumades, every bite transports you to a world of sweetness and delight. Experience the magic of Greek desserts and satisfy your sweet tooth with these beloved treats.

Visit our online Greek shop for a wide selection of authentic Greek desserts, including baklava, loukoumades and more. We offer a carefully curated collection of these delectable treats, so you can bring the flavours of Greece to your own table. Enjoy the richness of Greek desserts and create unforgettable moments of sweetness and joy. Opa!

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