You got to believe that people coming back from Greece for holidays they will always start telling you about how beautiful the Parthenon was, how great Acropolis is, the Greek Islands etc. etc.. That is true…but they always…always talk about that Greek frozen coffee that they drunk and was the best thing they ever had… Frappe!
Always when I was home back in Greece I enjoyed when my mother was making cakes, sweets and anything that had chocolate. Well, don’t we all… I was hoping that I could manage once to make that chocolate log (kormos sokolatas in greek..) recipe. To tell you the truth it took me some time to find the appropriate name for that…
Well, the following is a recipe that comes from Asia Minor and Ismir, or Smirni as they used to call the city. It’s the Greek way to make meatballs with red sauce and it’s called Soutzoukakia Smyrneika.
I always get a lot of questions on emails about the amount ingredients that you need to put on each recipe and how precise those should be… Ok I am kidding I never got such an email but it was a good way to start the post.
Giouvetsi is an old Greek recipe that Greeks used to do in the oven. As years went there were some small changes in the recipe but the essentials remained the same….and the taste of course.