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Taramosalata (Fish roe salad - meze)

  Photo taken from Athinorama Umami Taramosalata There are also the Greek classics, think something like a dip but instead of using nachos or vegetables to eat them we use bread. Taramosalata is one of those dishes.   It is roe fish blended into a creamy pink dip of pureed potatoes with parsley, lemon juice, and finely chopped onion (optional).   In meze, this is one of the first dishes that it is served.   In taverns, they always bring it along with salad, tzatziki, and tahini.   We will talk about the last two later.   Well, let’s see our recipe…   Ingredients 2 kg tarama (fish roe). 1 large potato or two small ones 450gr of Greek bread 1 tsp of shredded and dried onion 1 cup olive oil The juice of one lemon (medium size) Tarama is the hardest ingredient to find, so it is a good idea to look at groceries that import Mediterranean food. It is usually sold in larger jars, but you can store the remainder in the freezer for months. Peel the potatoes and cut t

Chocolate Cake with simple syrup (Easy to Make)

Chocolate Cake with simple syrup (Easy to Make)

Super easy to make, this chocolate cake stay moist even after several days.  The day before I created this recipe I had some simple syrup left from the baklava I made, so I decided instead of using it in making another sweet with phyllo pastry, to make a cake.  I urge you to try it and leave a comment on the post below.

Simple Syrup Ingredients

3 glasses of water

3 glasses of granulated sugar

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract)

Cake Ingredients  

900ml simple syrup (hot)

1 cup fresh hot black coffee (1 cup water, 1 tbsp granulated coffee)

400gr dark chocolate couverture buttons,  (at least 60% cocoa)

250gr salted butter, cut into small cubes

5 large eggs, lightly bitten

520gr plain flour sifted with the following ingredients

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1 sachet of vanilla sugar (or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract)

Simple Syrup Preparation Method

1. In a large saucepan add the water, the sugar, and the lemon juice.

2. Allow boiling for 10-12 minutes.

3. Add vanilla

Cake Preparation Method

1. Preheat oven to 160◦C (320◦F).

2. Cover with parchment paper a 26cm deep oven pan with a removable base.

3. Add to the hot simple syrup the rest of the ingredients, one at a time, allowing each ingredient to fully incorporate in the mixture before adding the next one.  Take extra care when adding the eggs.  (If the mixture in the saucepan, is too hot you might end up with scrambled eggs.)

4. Pour mixture into the oven pan and bake for approximately 2 hours.



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