Monday, March 16, 2015

Lamb Burger


For the Burger

  • 1/2 lb ground lamb
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper
  • Parsley
  • Mint (fresh or dried)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper paste
  • Oil

For the Sauce

  • 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small cucumber
  • Olive oil
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Baby aragula
  • Mustard (optional)
Note: You will have five small or three medium burgers with these ingredients.


Put a little oil, minced garlic and red pepper in a pan and roast them couple of minutes. Take a large bowl put this mixture in it with all other ingredients for the burger and knead it.

Make small burgers out of it.

It is better if you grill them, but if you do not have a grill you can cook them in a pan with a little oil.
To prepare the sauce mix yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, olive oil, mint and oregano. 
You can apply a little bit mustard on the bun before putting the burger. Add sauce and oregano on top of the burger. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 14, 2015



For the Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of sunflower/canola/vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1+1/4 cup of semolina
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 dessertspoon baking powder
  • coconut (optional)
  • Butter 

For the Syrup

  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/4 lemon juice


First you need to prepare the syrup as it has to be cold when you need it. In a large pot put water and sugar and boil. After it boils add lemon juice and boil another 10 minutes. Take it from the heat and put aside. Then, take a large bowl beat eggs and sugar first and add oil and yogurt and beat again. Continue beating while adding semolina. Lastly add flour and baking powder together with the help of a strainer. 

Take a baking pan and spread butter all over it and pour the mixture. Bake it in 350-375 F preheated oven about 25 minutes. After 25 minutes stick a toothpick or fork in it, if it is clean then your cake is ready. After taking it from the oven cut it into small pieces and add lukewarm syrup with a ladle, make sure every inch of it gets the syrup. Wait couple of hours before serving it. You can serve it with coconut.Enjoy!