9 Greek Bread Recipes

Greek Bread Recipes

There are several types of bread traditionally made in Greece - some of them at particular times of the year. We've put together a list of 9 breads for you. Just click on the links to go to the recipes.

 A lovely bread with Greek feta cheese. It's a wonderful accompaniment for any dish, but especially for Greek Bean Soup (Fasolada) along with olives.
 This is a traditional bread eaten at Christmas and right up to New Year. The name Christopsomo means Christ's Bread.
A bread traditionally eaten on Clean Monday at the beginning of Lent.

Olive Bread 
A tasty, nutritious and filling bread. Try it with Greek salad with lots of olive oil!

A lot flatter than Olive Bread and the olives are on top rather than inside.

These are a kind of rusk.

A boat-shaped bread with a buttery-cheese filling.

Pitta Bread can be found in shops all over the world, but it's so much nicer (and cheaper) to make your own!

A bread/cake traditionally eaten at Easter.

Eat and Enjoy!

Greek Sesame Cookies

Greek Sesame Cookie Recipe

This recipe for sesame cookies (Koolooria me Soosami) is very simple and you'll find them really lovely to accompany your coffee or tea!

500g soft flour
300g butter
200g icing sugar
1 egg
50ml brandy/cognac
2 tsp baking powder
300g sesame seeds


Beat the butter and icing sugar well in the mixer.

Add the egg and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the brandy and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes.

Sprinkle the baking powder over the flour and add to the mixture in the mixer.

Using the kneading attachment in the mixer, beat lightly until it has become a dough.

Cover the dough with cling film and put in the fridge for 1 hour.

Make cylindrical cookie shapes from the dough, approx. 7cm long.

Roll the cookies in the sesame seeds so that they are covered all over and place them on an oven tray with greaseproof paper.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approx. 40 minutes.

Eat and Enjoy!

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20 Delicious Greek Pies You'll Just Love!

Greeks love making pies! There are hundreds of different recipes, depending on the part of Greece and the ingredients. Most people outside Greece just know of Spinach Pie (Spanakopita) and Cheese Pie (Tiropita) but there are countless varieties of those two as well as many other different types. 

So we've put together a small list of 20 savoury Greek pies for you to try for yourselves - just click on the links to go to the recipes. If you want to make your own Filo pastry, then just go here.

6 Cheese Pies
 6 Ways to make Cheese Pie (Tiropita)

4 Spinach Pies (Spanakopita)

Eat and Enjoy!


Greek Eggplants with Tomato Sauce and Feta Cheese in the Oven

Greek Eggplant Feta Recipe

This is another Greek recipe with eggplants and is very easily prepared.

6 medium eggplants
1kg very ripe fresh tomatoes grated
300g feta cheese crumbled
8 cloves garlic finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh basil roughly cut
200ml sunflower oil
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste


Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise.

Leave them in a bowl of salty water for 1 hour, making sure they are all covered by the water.

When you remove them from the water, squeeze them to drain off the water.

Put the sunflower oil in a shallow oven dish and place the eggplant halves in the dish with the flat white part facing down.

Brush all the eggplants with the oil in the dish.

Sprinkle salt over them.

Place in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the olive oil in a saucepan and heat.

When it has heated, add the finely chopped garlic and stir for a few seconds.

Add the grated tomatoes.

Add salt and leave to simmer uncovered for approx. 45 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

Add the basil and turn off the heat.

When you have removed the eggplants from the oven, transfer them carefully one by one to another over dish – this time with the skin underneath.

Spread the tomato sauce over each of the eggplant halves and then spread the crumbled feta cheese over each of them.

Put the oven dish back in the oven (which you haven’t turned off) at 200 degrees Celsius until the feta cheese has coloured slightly – approx. 5-10 minutes.

Eat and Enjoy!

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