Greek breakfast

7 05 2010

In Greece there are a lot of types of breakfasts.

The traditional greek breakfast would include Greek coffee, hard boiled eggs, olives and feta cheese. Various kinds of pastries constitute the traditional Greek breakfast.Tyropita, Spanakopita, and bougatsa (particularly in Northern Greece) are eaten, usually accompanied with Greek coffee. Simpler breakfasts include honey, marmalade or nutella cream (as well a Greek variation thereof, Merenda) spread over slices of bread. Children typically drink chocolate or plain milk. Often a good thick bread would accompany this.

Greeks also have tomatoes, feta with olives and oil herbs or fruit juice.

Here are some recipes:

Greek breakfast strudel

made with eggs, olives, sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach, double cream, chicken broth, filo pastry, butter, pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Spanakopita

made with spinach, feta, onion, butter, ricotta cheese, eggs and olives.

Tyropita

made with a cheese and eggs’mixture

bougatsa

  • 1 egg, room temperature

  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

  • 1/4 cup semolina (farina)

  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into bits

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 lemon, zest of

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 8-10 filo pastry, thawed, covered with a dampened towel

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • icing sugar

The greeks accompany their breakfast with turkish coffee or greek coffee . The best Turkish coffee (or any kind of coffee) is made from freshly roasted beans ground just before brewing. Turkish-ground coffee can be bought and stored as any other type, although it loses flavour with time

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The greeks can eat bacon and eggs, sandwiches, omelets and gritz.

Laurie et Mathilde


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