Greek vegetable pastry — 6 delicious recipes

If in the days of lent, you decided to diversify your Desk by vegetable cakes that offer you a few recipes for cakes, cupcakes and cookies that are baked in Greece in the post.

Bright and joyful taste of Greek pastries give supplements from the juice and peel of citrus fruits (which are widely used in Greek cuisine, like Apple). And brandy, nuts and raisins rather enrich the taste of cakes and cookies. The alcohol evaporates in the cooking process, leaving only the baking its complex and alluring aroma. So, don't worry, no alcohol in the dishes will remain. Only a tasty fragrant trail.


If you think that lean baking something missing (after all, the dough is different in taste, but also very tasty), you can sprinkle pieces of vegetable cake with syrup, jam or honey.


Lemon Lenten cake with raisins and nuts in Greek,This delicious and simple Greek cake is prepared without eggs, but there are a lot of nuts, raisins and spice additives, which is impregnated with the dough amazing flavors and add baking holiday flavor!

Raisins can be put in a Lenten pie, or serve with pie. For an even richer taste, you can put in the dough 1-3 tablespoons of cocoa.



  • 1 Cup vegetable oil (preferably olive);
  • 1.5 cups sugar (the recipe took brown, but not essential);
  • 1.5 cups chopped walnuts (finely chopped);
  • 1 Cup raisins;
  • 4 cups flour;
  • 2 cups of water;
  • 0.5 glass of brandy (or liqueur, dessert wines);
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and ground cloves;
  • zest of 1 lemon;
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder (Backpulver — baking powder).
For decoration (optional)1 Cup chopped walnuts (bigger cutting).


How to cook lemon pie (vegetable)Mix the flour, cinnamon and cloves and baking powder. Add to the oil. Mix well.

Add sugar, water, walnuts, brandy, lemon zest and raisins. The raisins must be pre-washed, brewed with boiling water, after 10 minutes, drain in a colander and pour in the dough. At the same time, you can add cocoa. Mix well.

Put the dough in the form greased with oil. Bake in the oven (temperature of about 160-180 degrees C) for 1 hour. To navigate, and enticing aromas and a sample of the piercing with a wooden stick (if the stick comes out dry and without sticking lumps — ready).

The finished cake to cool in the form (15 minutes), cover it with a towel or cloth. Then remove and cut into portions. Sprinkle the slices of lemon pie walnuts.

Bon appetit!



Lenten chocolate cake (pie)Is a delicious vegetable cake with a strong chocolate and citrus flavor. There are a lot of zest (you can put orange and lemon), there's orange juice. And it gives our cupcake flavor and taste of joy! And raise your spirits. The Greeks know a lot about good food.

Chocolate Lenten cake or pie will be very tasty to add fresh cherries pitted (you can put after adding the flour).



  • Orange or lemon juice — 1.5 cups;
  • Zest — 2-4 oranges or lemons;
  • Sugar — 1.5 cups;
  • Cocoa 6-7 tbsp;
  • Vegetable oil (vegetable, sunflower or olive) — 1 Cup;
  • Water — 1 Cup;
  • Flour — enough so the consistency was viscous, thick, slow-flowing, like heavy cream (2 cups or more);
  • Soda — 1.5 teaspoons;
  • Baking powder (baking powder, Backpulver) — 1 teaspoon.
 How to bake Lenten chocolate cake isto Combine vegetable oil, orange (or lemon) juice and soda. Mix well. From the Union of soda and the acid of citrus juice to form the foam, do not panic.

Add baking powder, cocoa, water, sugar and zest. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour slowly, stirring with a whisk.

Put the dough in a greased form and bake in a preheated oven at 160-180 degrees for about an hour. The sign of readiness is the same as in the previous recipe for Lenten lemon pie.

Ready lean cupcake remove from the oven, cool under the towel (about 15 minutes) and then remove from the mold.

Bon appetit!

  Hazelnut vegetable pie with apples, oranges and carrots

Another Greek cake which will delight you with its spring — summer flavour and will add vigor and optimism during the days of Lent.

This walnut-fruit pie, like the previous Lenten cakes, you can cook in a regular pie or in a cake tin (with a hole in the middle).

This vegetable pie recipe ingredients are measured in coffee cups, but can instead change the proportions, taking as a unit the glass. Just remember that soda should then take about 1.5 times longer. You can also increase the amount of zest and citrus juice.

Importantly, the consistency of the pastry for the pie was very thick and viscous. This dough can quickly flow stream in the form, and slowly overflow (can help yourself with a spoon).


  • Walnuts (chopped or minced) — 1 Cup of coffee;
  • Flour — 2.5 cups of coffee (focus on consistency);
  • Vegetable oil (olive or sunflower) — 3/4 Cup coffee;
  • Juice and zest from 1 orange;
  • Zest of 1 lemon;
  • Sugar — 0.5 cups coffee + 1 Cup of coffee;
  • Carrots grated (large grater) — 1 Cup of coffee;
  • Apple (small cubes) — coffee Cup;
  • Soda — 1 tablespoon.
 How to bake orange vegetable pie with apples, nuts and carrotsto Combine olive oil with sugar and beat (with a fork, veselkoy or with a mixer).

Dissolve baking soda in orange juice and add to the bowl with the sugar. Add grated carrots and pieces (cubes) apples, flour, zest and nuts. Mix well.

Grease a baking dish with oil. To put it meatless nut-citrus pastry with fruit. Bake at 160-180 degrees, about 40-45 minutes. Willingness to check previous recipes.

Also — to remove the cake from the oven and let cool slightly. When it is cold, transfer to a dish. You can sprinkle sugar powder.

Bon appetit!

  Lenten chocolate chip cookies with nuts (sand lean dough)Is a delicious Lenten chocolate chip cookies with nuts turns out crispy and many who have tried, do not believe that his dough — lean!

Lenten chocolate is bitter (dark, black), there are no additives of milk or cream, cocoa, powdered sugar and cocoa butter.



  • Margarine — 125 g;
  • Sugar — 1 glass;
  • Vegetable oil (the Greeks take the recipe of corn) — 1 Cup;
  • Orange juice — 3/4 Cup;
  • Soda — 1/2 teaspoon;
  • Brandy (liqueur or dessert wine) — 3 tablespoons;
  • Flour — 5 cups;
  • Baking powder (Backpulver) — 2 tablespoons;
  • Cocoa 2-3 tablespoons;
  • Walnuts (chopped) or hazelnuts (or coconut) — 1/2 Cup;
  • Grated dark chocolate — 1/2 Cup (that's 1 tile=100 g);
  • You can still take 1 bar of chocolate for decoration.
 How to cook Lenten chocolate chip cookies with nutsto Make meatless sand chocolate crust, Beat the margarine (rested at room temperature) with vegetable oil and sugar — will be faster in a food processor. Should get a white fluffy mixture.

Add to butter mix soda, mixed with orange juice (at the time of mixing juice and baking soda reaction occurs with the release of bubbles that will loosen the dough). Add brandy.

Gradually add flour mixed with cocoa and baking powder. When adding flour gradually continue to stir the batter. The last Cup of flour add and knead the dough manually because the processor has to be hard, the dough is thick and dense.

To combine the dough with the chopped nuts and chocolate and knead the dough well again.

To form a lean shortbreadto Nip off a piece of dough, roll into a ball (about the size of a walnut) and flatten it, crushing palm. If you are going to decorate with thumb make a depression in the center of the cookie (after baking fill it with the chocolate for decoration).

Lean to bake chocolate chip cookies (shortbread)biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (baking paper). Bake in a pre heated oven at a temperature of 170-180 degrees C for about 25-30 minutes. Judge readiness by the smell of baking.

Decorate with colored walnut-chocolate cookies sokolaadi ready cookies cool. Turn the heat chocolate in a water bath or in the oven (to smash, to fold into a bowl and heat that began to melt but not to boil). In the hole in the center of the cookie to put a teaspoon of melted chocolate. To give the chocolate to harden.

How to store vegetable chocolate chip cookies (sand)it is Advisable to store sand pastries in a tin box. Or in a tightly closed package.

Bon appetit!


Lean orange cookiesduring lent and want to eat biscuits. The range of product selection at this time is limited and to the rescue come again citrus that add lean cakes taste and character. If you have the nuts, also put, is delicious. You can even sunflower seeds (shelled, of course) to add to the dough.


  • 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in orange juice;
  • Baking powder — 2,5 teaspoon;
  • Cognac (brandy) or liqueur, sweet wine — 0,5 glasses;
  • Flour 850 g ;
  • Vegetable oil (olive or sunflower) — 1 Cup;
  • Orange juice — 1 Cup + zest of 2 oranges;
  • You can add pieces of nuts (0.5 to 1.5 cups, how many there are).
 How to cook Lenten cookies with orangesIn a blender, combine all the wet components with the sugar and beat for 2 minutes.

Then gradually add to the bowl with liquid dough based flour, kneading with your hands to make a soft lean dough.

Cut biscuit and pastry molds. It is convenient to lay out the pastry directly onto the baking tray and parchment (greaseproof paper), so the cookies can easily be removed to wash the baking sheet is not necessary. Bake in a heated to 170 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. As the smell of baking appeared — Lenten cookies are ready!

Cool under a towel, store the cooled cookies in a tin or in a plastic bag (sealed).

Bon appetit!


Lenten cookies with chocolate and nutsIs very tasty and soft chocolate biscuits for Lent, which by the Greeks is taken out of the oven pretty quickly (after 12-15 minutes from the start of baking), when it is a bit not even compared to ordinary biscuits. And then it turns out soft, closer in structure to the biscuit than shortbread. Delicious.




  • Vegetable oil — 3/4 Cup;
  • Sugar — 2 cups;
  • Vinegar (you can substitute sour white wine or lemon juice) — 3 tablespoons;
  • Salt — a small pinch;
  • Vanilla sugar — 1 tablespoon (optional);
  • Soda — 2 heaping teaspoons;
  • Cocoa — 8 full tablespoons;
  • Water — 1 Cup;
  • Flour — approximately 3.5 cups;
  • Dark chocolate — 300 g (finely chopped, or take the chocolate couveture in the form of chocolate drops or chips);
  • Hazelnuts (or walnuts) — 3/4 Cup (optional and delicious)
 How to make vegetable soft cookies with chocolate and nutsto Cook lean the cookie doughBeat with a mixer the butter with the sugar for 3 minutes. Continuing to whisk, add vinegar, baking soda, salt and vanilla sugar.

Add the cocoa and water. Beat for 1 more minute. Sugar is not completely gone, it's not scary.

Gradually add the flour. The amount of flour may be slightly more or slightly less. The main thing is to get the dough soft and sticky (a little softer than the regular sand cakes).

Add to the dough chocolate and nuts. Knead well.

How to transfer the cookies to bakingPan covered with baking paper (you can just put the pan, no oiled, buttery biscuits) and put the dough portions using 2 spoons (spoons can be dipped in hot water so that the dough is not sticking and slipping). Future the cookies should be at a distance from each other (about 3 cm) because it increases in volume when baking. My dough was quite pliable, I just rolled balls and then flattened them into cookies.

Lean to bake chocolate chip cookies (soft)Bake in a preheated oven at 180-200 degrees C for 12-15 minutes. A sign of readiness — the first delicious smell of baking. The cookies when removed from the oven it may seem do not end up baked. However, if you hold the cookie until fully cooked (when it is uniformly solid), then cooled down, it will be very hard. But then it can be soaked in tea or coffee and eat. And will also be very tasty!

Urgently remove cookies from baking sheet (otherwise they will stick to the paper), right away podavaite spatula and lay on a flat smooth surface.

The cookies should cool down under the towel and then store it in a tin or a tightly closed package. Inside it is soft like stuffed.


Cook with love!


P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©



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