This is such an old fashion/traditional Greek Dessert, when I was little I would always laugh when they handed me this dessert. (Oh!! I wasn’t alone on this journey I had my side kick my cousin. hahahahaha really cool human being. Love her!!!) So, where was I, oh yes, my mother would always give me that greek one eye slanted face, that usually meant stop it!!! because I was being rude. But my side kick would continue to laugh after I would get that face!! she wasn’t much help. My brother on the other hand who is younger, would always take this little dessert and eat it even though he didn’t like it, just so he would not get that greek slanted eye face. hahahahhaha
Coming from the states from Pepperidge farm cookies, Oreos, Oatmeal cookies and so much more to this!!! Every year from the age of 10, we used to go on vacation to Greece for the summer and every house, I mean literally every house either in the village or in the city we went to had this Dessert. Now, that I am all grown up, of course I see this with a completely different attitude, and I do enjoy making it. 🙂
It is so easy to make, the ingredients basically are Water, Sugar, Grapes. All it needs is a overnight stay in the fridge and a boil the next morning and your done. 🙂
1 kilo of Grapes
400 grams of Sugar
1 Powder Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Water
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
Place a layer of grapes on the bottom of your sauce pan, then add in a layer of sugar. Continue this step until your ingredients are all layered, and pour in the 1/2 cup of water. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and place it in the fridge for at least 14 hours.
Pour into your grapes the sugar, vanilla extract and just enough water that covers the grapes and stir regularly. Let this boil on medium heat for 20 minutes, and until your grapes start to schrivel up. When it is done boiling add in the lemon juice and stir, the syrup is ready when you pour two or three drops of syrup onto the tip of your knife and it rolls off slowly. 🙂
This dessert is made with basically any kind of fruit, butttt!!! oh yesss there is a buttt it is also made with vegetables. I was once offered a mini eggplant spoon dessert, a few years back, I took one look at it and said umm NO!!!
Before I forget, this needs to cool off completely before consuming!!!
That’s about it for now 🙂