Whilst I am of mixed background my father is 100% Pontian Greek, so I am quite familiar with the Greek culture and definitely the food, thanks to the most gorgeous little Greek grandma in the world, my yia yia Sofia. Growing up, my brother and I spent a HUGE amount of time at my yia yia's simply because she spoiled us rotten. We would literally be eating the entire day in between playing on the makeshift swing of a blanket tied between trees.
For example I shall tell you about breakfast:
- orange juice
- cooked eggs
- slices of crusty white bread
- sliced cucumber and tomatoes with salt
- kalamata olives
- tsoureki (sweet bread, similar to challah I think)
- pancakes (tijanites)
- slices of feta or saganaki
- half a watermelon (no joke)
Did I mention this is what we ate when we were only 6years old? Miraculously none of us grandchildren became overweight either. My yia yia loves to cook; whether it be pitas she would make on her kitchen table with a huge wooden rod we later used to chase each other with, or little servings of semolina halva dotted with sultanas. Whilst I have a few of her recipes written, I did not write down the recipe for the pancakes. Luckily I found them on Greek Gourmand (eerie isn't it?) and was able to give my hubby a taste of Greece.
prep time: 5mins.
cooking time: 5mins.
taste: 4/5. It only made 6 small pancakes but they were lovely and light, not as fluffy as the one's pictured here (my eggs were too cold I think) but still yum. I think this was the first time I have made pancakes that didn't have any sugar in them, and it wasn't missed at all. I served mine with maple syrup, french butter, walnuts and cinnamon. Yum.
would I make it again: Yep - super easy recipe that makes just enough for two.