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Tsoureki – Traditional Greek Easter Bread (Easy + Tips)

This traditional Greek Easter bread is buttery, sweet and aromatic. It is pillowy soft, ultra fluffy and has a wonderful stringy texture. Tsoureki is a sweet bread infused with exotic spices and orange zest and topped with sliced almonds.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins on a white towel with some chocolate chips on the countertop© Pastry Wishes

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins (Quick + Easy)

These muffins are soft, moist and delicious! A perfect, one-bowl chocolate chip muffin recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients and can be made in no time! They are the best vegan chocolate chip muffins!
two ingredient chocolate mousse in a glass with chocolate shavings on top on a dark surface© Pastry Wishes

Easy Fluffy Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Only 2 Ingredients)

Looking for a healthier chocolate fix that only takes a few minutes to make? Look no further! This is the BEST vegan mousse you will ever make!  It’s a magical, two ingredient dark chocolate mousse that you can whip up in no time! 
traditional greek custard pie galaktoboureko on a plate and in a pan on a white countertop with cinnamon sticks and dried roses© Pastry Wishes

Traditional Greek Custard Pie Galaktoboureko (Easy + Tips)

If you’re a custard lover, you’ll definitely love this traditional Greek dessert! Galaktoboureko is a creamy vanilla custard pie that’s encased in crispy phyllo dough and drenched in a delicious, flavored syrup. 
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10 Easy No-bake Desserts (+ Tips)

Satisfy your craving for dessert and give your oven a break, too! These simple, no-bake desserts are sure to be a hit with any crowd!
Easy Valentine's Day Heart Sugar Cookies© Pastry Wishes

Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Sugar Cookies – 2 Ways

The way to anyone’s heart is with these easy Valentine's day heart sugar cookies! These lattice and marbled heart cookies are a fun twist to classic sugar cookies! 
two bowls of chocolate soup with a spoon in each bowl surrounded by rose petals and a porcelain jug dripping with soup and a red satin tablecloth and a red rose in the background© Pastry Wishes

Decadent Hot Chocolate Soup With Caramel Brioche Croutons

This creamy, luscious hot chocolate soup is delicious! It’s quick, easy, ultra-rich and served with caramel brioche croutons! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day! 
brownies cut into 9 squares on parchment paper© Pastry Wishes

Classic Homemade Brownies From Scratch

These classic brownies are moist, rich, and fudgy with a beautiful crackly crust! Two ingenious methods make these brownies ultra chocolaty, thick, chewy, and velvety inside! These are by far the best homemade brownies from scratch! 
tiramisu without raw eggs© Pastry Wishes

Easy Tiramisu Without Raw Eggs

This delicious, no-bake Italian dessert includes pillowy ladyfingers lightly soaked in coffee and coffee liqueur, then spread with a heavenly mascarpone cream and topped with cocoa powder. This easy version is as luscious as traditional tiramisu, but without raw eggs! A non-alcoholic option is also included. 
greek gingerbread cookies on a wooden tray surrounded by christmas decorations on a red satin cloth@ Pastry Wishes

Greek Style Gingerbread Cookies (NO CHILL, NO SPREAD)

Mavrodaphne wine adds a Greek twist to an all-time favorite Christmas cookie! These gingerbread cookies are slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy inside. They are easy to make and hold their shape perfectly. This recipe is also a real time-saver because you don’t need to chill the dough! 
two glasses pomegranate and apple mocktail with cinnamon sticks, a sliced apple and pomegranate© Pastry Wishes

Warm Pomegranate and Apple Mocktail

This warm pomegranate and apple mocktail is a perfect spiced drink for a cozy evening at home! It only has 5 ingredients and it’s incredibly easy to make! A delicious non-boozy winter drink that's healthy and sugar free!
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Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

This dark chocolate pomegranate bark is the perfect indulgent sweet treat! It’s easy to make and only has 3 ingredients! This festive bark would also make a beautiful edible Christmas gift!
swirled cinnamon raisin bread with two slices and a loaf© Pastry Wishes

Swirled Cinnamon Raisin Bread (2 Ways)

A slice of warm swirled cinnamon raisin bread slathered with…
chocolate salami sliced and wrapped in kitchen twine© Pastry Wishes

Easy Egg-free Chocolate Salami – Greek Kormos/Mosaiko (No-bake + Vegan Option)

Chocolate and salami together? Well, there’s no actual salami in this recipe, it just looks like salami! It’s a delicious combination of chocolate, cookies, and nuts! It’s so easy to whip up and it would also make a nice gift!
two streusel top apple mufins, one on top of the other, with two apples and cinnamon sticks© Pastry Wishes

Streusel Top Apple Muffins (No Mixer)

These moist apple muffins are packed with juicy apples and topped with a crunchy brown sugar streusel topping! They’re really easy to make, too. Perfect for a fall breakfast with a hot cup of coffee!
Greek pumpkin hand pie on a plate with pumpkin, leaves and kitchen towel© Pastry Wishes

Greek Pumpkin Hand Pies – Kolokithopita (Vegan, No Mixer)

These Greek pumpkin hand pies are made with fresh pumpkin and shaped into pretty spirals. They're vegan and they don’t require a mixer! 
unwrapped chocolate cupcake with dark chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles© Pastry Wishes

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes (No Mixer)

These chocolate cupcakes are soft, velvety, moist, and decadent! They’re so easy to make, they’re practically foolproof and you don’t even need a mixer!
apple rose tart with kitchen towel, spatula, two apples and three cinnamon sticks© Pastry Wishes

Easy Apple Rose Tart with Dulce de Leche

This stunning dessert is delicious, yet surprisingly easy to make! Wow your guests with this heavenly apple rose tart with dulce de leche!
baked figs with greek yogurt© Pastry Wishes

Easy Honey-baked Figs

Impress your guests with this delicious, light dessert that you can make in less than an hour. These easy, honey-baked figs are a classy way to end a meal. 
homemade watermelon slushie© Pastry Wishes

Easy Healthy Watermelon Slushie (2 Ingredients + Vegan)

There’s nothing like a refreshing watermelon slushie on a hot summer day! This easy, healthy ice cold drink is a perfect way to beat the heat! And with only 2 ingredients, you’ll be making it all summer long!
Portokalopita Greek Orange Phyllo Cake© Pastry Wishes

Portokalopita – Greek Orange Phyllo Cake

Portokalopita is a traditional Greek orange cake that is extraordinarily aromatic and moist. It is soaked in a mildly spiced orange syrup.
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Fresh Peach Upside-down Cake

This delicious summer cake is amazingly moist, buttery, and lightly spiced! It’s made with fresh peaches and a luscious, bourbon caramel topping.
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Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

These classic vanilla cupcakes are heavenly! They’re light and fluffy and perfect for any occasion! If you’re looking for an easy vanilla cupcake recipe, look no further! These are the best classic vanilla cupcakes from scratch!
natural and dutch processed cocoa powder© Pastry Wishes

The Difference Between Dutch-processed Cocoa Powder and Natural Cocoa Powder

Ever wonder what the difference is between Dutch-processed cocoa powder and natural cocoa powder? Learn the differences in this post for better baking results.
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This incredibly easy homemade chocolate syrup is the perfect topping for all your favorite desserts! Make it without any corn syrup in less than 15 minutes! You won’t go back to buying store-bought ever again!
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Easy No-churn Vanilla Ice Cream (+Secret Ingredient)

A foolproof recipe for easy, no-churn vanilla ice cream with lots of flavor options! Plus, a secret ingredient that will take your homemade ice cream to a whole new level!
DIY flavored sugar©Pastry Wishes


Get gourmet and fancy at home with this easy flavored sugar recipe! I'll show you 4 different flavors and a variety of ways to use them, too! 
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Easy Strawberry Mint Sorbet – No Ice Cream Maker – Refined Sugar Free (+ Vegan Option)

You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this refreshing strawberry mint sorbet! This simple recipe is made with fresh strawberries and mint leaves and includes a vegan option, too!
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Easy Blueberry Pie (With Lattice & Crimp Tutorial)

This homemade blueberry pie is loaded with juicy blueberries and baked inside a flaky, buttery crust! A delicious summer dessert that'll wow your guests!
pasteli ancient greek sesame bars with honey© Pastry Wishes

How to Make Ancient Greek Sesame Bars – Pasteli

These delicious sesame bars have been a part of the Greek culinary tradition since ancient times! You only need 2 ingredients to make this nutritious, ancient Greek superfood known today as Pasteli!
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This simple, impressive, no-bake dessert is a twist on an English classic. It’s elegantly luscious and creamy and made in less than 15 minutes!
New York Cheesecake© Pastry Wishes


Who can possibly resist a luscious slice of cheesecake? This tall, crack-free, New York-style cheesecake is ultra rich and creamy! It’s sure to be a showstopper at any party or get-together.
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The Best Carrot Cake (Easy + Tips)

There’s nothing quite like homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! This scrumptious carrot cake is remarkably moist and ridiculously easy to make! It would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift, too!
strawberry jam© Pastry Wishes

EASY STRAWBERRY JAM (Without Pectin + Tips)

This homemade strawberry jam is made with only 3 ingredients! Learn how to make this delicious jam from scratch, without using a thermometer. It really is easier than you think!
rizogalo greek rice pudding© Pastry Wishes


Rizogalo is a classic, creamy Greek dessert! This recipe is really easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. 
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These healthy tahini breakfast cookies are soft and chewy and made with wholesome ingredients. They are also vegan, naturally gluten free, refined sugar free, oil free, and totally fuss-free!
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If you’re quarantined, making easy recipes could be a fun way to avoid cabin fever! Why not take your culinary skills to another level by trying these fuss-free recipes with 5 ingredients or less? It would be a delicious way to spend your time during lockdown while satisfying your sweet tooth, too!
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Koulourakia – Greek Easter Cookies (Easy+Tips+Various Designs)

Koulourakia are traditional Greek cookies that are popular during Easter! They are buttery with hints of vanilla, orange juice, and freshly grated orange zest in every bite!


If you love baking cookies, freezing cookie dough is very useful and practical. It’s a great way to have freshly baked cookies any time you want!
homemadepeanutbutter© Pastry Wishes


This healthy, homemade peanut butter is refined sugar free and SO EASY TO MAKE! All you need is 4 simple ingredients and about 15 minutes!
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This delicious no-bake cake is made with semolina, honey syrup, nuts, and raisins. It’s delicately spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
easy vegan fudge brownies© Pastry Wishes

Easy Homemade Vegan Fudge Brownies

Who can possibly resist gooey, fudgy brownies topped with creamy chocolate frosting? These mouthwatering vegan fudge brownies are rich, dense and seriously addictive!
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Sugar Free Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcakes

These moist, fudgy cupcakes are delicious and healthier than your average cupcake! They are made with whole wheat flour and stevia and are topped with a decadent whipped chocolate ganache! Get your chocolate fix without feeling guilty!
Chocolate Chunk Cookies© Pastry Wishes

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookies (+ A Secret Ingredient)

The epitome of the perfect chocolate chunk cookie: thick and crispy on the outside, soft, chewy and gooey in the middle and packed with oodles and oodles of melted pools of chocolate! These cookies are to die for!
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What could be better than a warm, gooey batch of homemade cinnamon rolls? These cinnamon rolls are super soft, pillowy, fluffy and moist – simply the BEST cinnamon rolls from scratch!
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Cheater’s Chocolate Mousse (+ Easy Chocolate Garnishes)

This creamy, decadent dessert is a snap to make! Its chocolaty, luscious, silky smooth texture is divine, but not overly sweet! Great for Valentine’s Day!
vegan oatmeal raisin cookies© Pastry Wishes

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Easy + Variations

These delicious cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with juicy raisins! They will impress all cookie lovers; even the non-vegan ones!
ouzo-spiked chocolate orange cake© Pastry Wishes

Ouzo-spiked Chocolate Orange Cake 

Anyone for a slice of ouzo-spiked orange chocolate cake? This orange cake is made with a delicious chocolate ganache with a hint of ouzo which gives it a very subtle, yet distinctive flavor. You will definitely impress your guests with this unique cake!
Mandarin Marmalade© Pastry Wishes

MANDARIN MARMALADE (Without Pectin + Tips)

This mandarin marmalade is spiced with cinnamon and has a unique, bittersweet flavor! The hint of brandy adds a balance to the sweet and tangy fruit. It’s great on toast for breakfast or over Greek yogurt!
Blueberry Muffins© Pastry Wishes


These no-mixer, bakery-style blueberry muffins are heavenly! They are moist, tender, low in sugar, and bursting with blueberries. They are so easy to make, that you’ll never go back to box mixes again!
vasilopita© Pastry Wishes

Vasilopita – Greek New Year’s Cake

Ring in the New Year with this easy, yummy, mildly spiced traditional Greek cake! It is the highlight of the New Year’s celebration among Greeks all around the world!
Easy Coconut Lush Dessert© Pastry Wishes

Easy Coconut Lush Dessert

This coconut dessert is a twist on an old-time favorite! It’s creamy, coconutty, and oh, so luscious! It’s also incredibly easy and made WITHOUT any instant pudding mix!
Kourabiedes Greek Butter Cookies

Kourabiedes Greek Butter Cookies (Easy! + tips & variations)

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, these heavenly, festive almond cookies are just what you need! They are deliciously light and buttery and will make your Christmas cookie plate look amazing! Learn the secrets to making these melt-in-your-mouth cookies!
Greek Christmas Cookies

Melomakarona – Greek Christmas Honey Cookies

These classic Greek Christmas cookies will fill your house with a warm aroma of spices! My comprehensive guide will break down all the steps, tips and tricks you need to make the perfect Greek honey cookies!

Easy Apple Chips

Sweet, crunchy, healthy and delicious! Apple chips are so simple to make at home and the best thing is you DON’T need a dehydrator! I usually make apple chips in the fall when I want something sweet to snack on, but healthy, too! This recipe has only 2 ingredients: apples & ground cinnamon! They’re baked, NOT fried, so they’re incredibly healthy. They’re also a great lunch box snack for kids! 
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Lemon Pomegranate Cake

This moist, colorful pomegranate cake is EASY, delicious and oh, so pretty – perfect for entertaining or a gift!  It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Looking for an impressive, simple cake, but don’t want to spend the whole day in the kitchen? Want to stand out at your next potluck party, family function, or event?  Look no further! This Lemon Pomegranate Cake is for you! 
Measure Flour


Measuring flour the right way can make a HUGE difference in the success of a recipe! Learn how to measure flour with my easy, step-by-step guide for consistent results all the time!
veganchocolatetruffles© Pastry Wishes


These vegan chocolate truffles are super rich and decadent! The best part is that they are SO EASY to make, using only 3 ingredients! Get ready to indulge yourself with these chocolaty, velvety, vegan, bite-sized goodies!
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Greek Baklava Rolls (Saragli) – Refined Sugar Free

This is an all-time Greek favorite. Saragli is similar to baklava, but it’s rolled rather than layered. This Saragli is refined sugar free, buttery, flaky, crunchy, and just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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