Recipes

Thieves’ Lamb • Kleftiko

Tonia Buxton’s Thieves’ Lamb • Kleftiko Recipe This dish gets its name from the ‘Klephtes’, notorious bandits lurking in the countryside. Not having their own flocks,they would steal lamb or goats, cooking the meat in a sealed pit to avoid the smoke being seen.I cook kleftiko sealed tight in the traditional…

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Tonia Buxton’s Hallumi bread rolls • Halloumoti

Hallumi bread rolls • Halloumoti Very similar to the olive bread but you also add some mechlebi,our sour cherry pips and mastiki powder. These ingredients are very Greek…you may have to come to Cyprus to buy them as there really is no substitute! Makes around 10 rolls 5 glasses (1…

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Vegan Cranberry & Pecan Upside Down Cakes

Ingredients for Vegan Cranberry & Pecan Upside Down Cakes 2 tbsp chia/flax seeds 6 tbsp water 150g fresh cranberries 55g golden syrup (+ extra for drizzling) 75g pecans 150g wholemeal flour 70g oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 140g caster sugar 40g sunflower oil (+ a little extra for greasing) 175ml…

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Tonia Buxton’s Seabream with capers • Tsipoura me kapari

Tonia Buxton’s Seabream with capers • Tsipoura me kapari Easy ideas worthy of whole fresh fish are sometimes hard to muster up. This is a fantastically simple way to cook the abundance of seabream we have in our sea…or any other catch of the day. Special enough for dining with…

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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…

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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…

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Wholemeal Kiwi & Pistachio Loaf – dairy free

Kiwis are a new obsession in my household, however, I seem to buy a batch, forget I’ve got them and then realise I have 6 to eat in a day before they go off. Hence my Wholemeal Kiwi & Pistachio Loaf. Now, a word of warning, these kiwi’s need to…

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie

Rhubarb and Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie   As Autumn creeps in at a steady pace. I wanted to take advantage of the last of some of the summer fruits available for this delicious Rhubarb and Strawberry Smoothie. Generally, this fruit, ( sometimes classified as a vegetable )is connected with deserts namely…

Back to School-make Mornflake Oats your family Breakfast

Back to School ~ Make Mornflake Oats Your Family Breakfast It is that time of the year again… Back to school!  Summer has drawn to a close and the days of endless fun and late nights are coming to a close.  Fellow mums, do I hear a sigh of relief?!…

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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…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot and Coconut Bites

I was given a task. A vegan task. A request from Jonno’s (my boyfriend) friend, Gregg. I have been sending Jonno into work with various baking treats, trying to rid my household of what my will power cannot control. I have therefore been, mildly and happily, fattening the West End…

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…

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Tonia Buxton – Eat Greek for a Week

Eat Greek for a Week Book by Tonia Buxton Fabulous food that will improve your health in seven days! As a society we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition for a healthy, happy balanced life. Consuming the correct food has been linked to the prevention of life…

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Banoffee Protein Truffles

Yummy Banoffee Protein Truffle Recipe! This recipe is super simple and provides a mix of healthy Carbohydrates and Protein so makes an ideal post workout snack. I have even had it as Breakfast on the go! This Banoffee Protein Truffles recipe makes 5 Truffles (depending on how big you like…

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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…

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Ginger and Maple Syrup Spelt Loaf by BakingBright

BakingBright.Com Ginger and Maple Syrup Spelt Loaf (butter free, reduced refined sugar, can be dairy free) I like bread and I like dessert. I’m also a bit health conscience. So I made this ginger and maple syrup spelt loaf to cater for these three needs. I use a lot of…

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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…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot & Coconut Bites

by BakingBright.Com I was given a task. A vegan task. A request from Jonno’s (my boyfriend) friend, Gregg. I have been sending Jonno into work with various baking treats, trying to rid my household of what my will power cannot control. I have therefore been, mildly and happily, fattening the…

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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…

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Gluten Free Carrot & Walnut Towers

By BakingBright.Com I was asked to make a gluten free carrot cake for a good friends 30th birthday party and combined housewarming, like almost everyone I know I like a good carrot cake, but wanted to do something a little different. Also, I always find that a massive cake can…

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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…

Healthy Alternative Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Muffins.

By BakingBright.Com Healthy Alternative Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Muffins. Free from dairy, gluten, flour and sugar but still oh so scrummy! I thought it was about time I did a very healthy post (I’ve got a family wedding this weekend and didn’t want to be bloated in my new,…

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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…

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Hot Christmas Cinnamon Apple

Hot Christmas Cinnamon Apple Recipe Now this Hot Christmas Cinnamon Apple recipe is super simple yet incredibly effective and often complimented! It can be alcoholic or not; your choice, but tastes great either way! Your glass size depends on how many people this will work for. The glasses in the…