Tonia Buxton

Tonia Buxton’s Fig and walnut dessert • Siko kai karithi

Tonia Buxton’s Fig and walnut dessert • Siko kai karithi If you need a healthy kick-start to the day followed by slow releasing high energy fuel this makes an ideal breakfast topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon. Handy too as a grazing snack especially…

Tonia Buxton • Cumin Potatoes

Tonia Buxton • Cumin Potatoes • Patades me Kimino My style of cooking just throwing everything into the pot and leaving it to get on with the job!  Good with grilled fish, kebabs or lamb.   Serves 4 as an accompaninent: 4 medium Cypriot potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 large…

Tonia Buxton Chicken with lemon and olives

Chicken with lemon and olives • Kotopoullo me elise kai lemoni Simply cooked, using the best ingredients…I like to make up a huge tray and leave it in the oven whilst I spend time with family, friends…and if the talking goes on for too long this dish will happily wait….

Tonia Buxton • Vanilla custard dessert • Charlotta

Vanilla custard dessert • Charlotta Many of my childhood memories are of the simplest pleasures in life…like this custard dessert made for us by my mum’s elder sister thia Frosa whenever we arrived back in Cyprus for the summer holidays. Peace and quiet reigned as I would spend an age…

Sweet Plates – Ice cream

Mastiki ice cream • Mastiki baggto Παγωτό με μαστίχα If ever there is a taste that is uniquely Greek then it would have to be mastic. It is used to flavour so many of our desserts from rice pudding to semolina cake, but really it is best tasted in ice…

Tonia Buxton • Garides me feta

Prawns with feta • Garides me feta Γαρίδες με φέτα I always get caught out with this recipe! No matter how much I make there is never enough, so light and yummy you just keep coming back for more. I serve it straight from the hot casserole dish to the…

Tonia Buxton’s Sheftalia Recipe

Σεφταλιά Caul wrapped sausages • Sheftalia These are wonderful home made patties or sausages. Everyone makes them differently but I love mine with an overdose of parsley and onions. They are wrapped in panna or caul, the fine lining of the pig’s intestine marbled with fat,available at all good Greek…

Tonia Buxton-Chicken & Lemon Rice Soup

Σούπα Αυγολέμονη Chicken & Lemon Rice Soup Avgolemeno This is our Greek version of Jewish penicillin…chicken soup! Mum would always make it for us if we were not feeling well. Even better, upon returning back to Cyprus after a long flight or tedious journey, one of my Aunts would step…

Tonia Buxton – How To Make Koubes

Κούπες Cracked wheat and mince cigarillos • Koubes My mum is known for a lot of things but one thing for certain she is truly the ‘Koubes Queen’…there is not a soul alive who does not proclaim hers the best! As with all good things in life they take a…

Tonia Buxton – How To Make Pavlova With Greek Delight

Λουκούμι Παύλοβα Pavlova with Greek Delight • Lokoumi Pavlova I love sweet Cypriot Lokoumi and fancied using some in a dessert so here is what I came up with…there was an element of surprise when I served it to my no-nonsense Aunts. Okay, so it is not traditional but is…