PASTIZZIO (home made)

1 kg ground beef
2 big onions chopped
1 can of peeled tomatoes
4 Table spoons olive oil
2 packs of pasta (macaroni -thick round long pasta)
1+1/2 lit. milk
2 eggs
6 Table spoons flour
100 gr Lurpak butter unsalted
500 gr of gouda cheese grounded
500 gr, Regato cheese grounded
salt and pepper

1.You put 4 Tspoons of olive oil, chopped onions and the ground beef in a frying pan to be sautéed.Stir from time to time. When done you add the peeled tomatoes (chopped) and three cups of water and let it boil in low temperature until it absorbs the liquids.
2.Boil the pasta in salted water and drain.
3.Put the milk with one teaspoon salt in a pan and in low temperature, let it get lukewarm. Then add the flour and stir continuously with a batter so that the flour and the milk become a creamy substance. Add the butter and continue stirring until it thickens up. Take out of the fire. Batter the two eggs and add them to the cream slowly while stirring
4.Take a square or round baking pan and put in the macaroni.. Add the mince meat sauce and the cheeses and stir until the cheese and sauce are mixed with the macaroni. Cover it with the cream sauce and bake in the oven in 180/200C
until the top gets brownish. Then it is ready. Do enjoy it with your family and friends and remember your holidays in Crete.

 

MOUSSAKA (home made)

1 kg ground beef
2 big onions chopped
1 can of peeled tomatoes
4 Table spoons olive oil
2 packs of pasta (macaroni -thick round long pasta)
1+1/2 lit. milk
2 eggs
6 Table spoons flour
100 gr Lurpak butter unsalted
500 gr of gouda cheese grounded
500 gr, Regato cheese grounded
salt and pepper

1.You put 4 Tspoons of olive oil, chopped onions and the ground beef in a frying pan to be sautéed.Stir from time to time. When done you add the peeled tomatoes (chopped) and three cups of water and let it boil in low temperature until it absorbs the liquids.
2.Boil the pasta in salted water and drain.
3.Put the milk with one teaspoon salt in a pan and in low temperature, let it get lukewarm. Then add the flour and stir continuously with a batter so that the flour and the milk become a creamy substance. Add the butter and continue stirring until it thickens up. Take out of the fire. Batter the two eggs and add them to the cream slowly while stirring
4.Take a square or round baking pan and put in the macaroni.. Add the mince meat sauce and the cheeses and stir until the cheese and sauce are mixed with the macaroni. Cover it with the cream sauce and bake in the oven in 180/200C
until the top gets brownish. Then it is ready. Do enjoy it with your family and friends and remember your holidays in Crete.

 

GREEK HOME MADE HALVA

1 cup of olive oil
2 cups of wheat flour
3 cups of sugar
4 cups of water
2 cinnamon sticks
lemon peel
1 cup walnuts (cut in small pieces)
1 cup white raisins

1. Put the water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and lemon peel in a pan and onto the fire. Stir until the sugar melts and let it boil until you see big bubbles forming. Take out of the fire..
2. Put the olive oil in a pan and heat. Add wheat flour and stir continuously until wheat flour takes a honey colour. Add walnuts and raisins and take it out of the fire.
Stir in the syrup slowly while they are both hot but be careful not to burn your hands while stirring. Put back on the fire in low temperature for about one minute. Take away from the fire, cover with a clean towel and put the lid on top of the pot . Let it stay for about five or ten minutes. The it is ready to serve. You can sprinkle it with some ground cinnamon when served. Enjoy your dessert from Greece.

 

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