How does the traditional Greek breakfast recipe presented in ‘Start Your Morning with Olympic Spirit’ embody the aspects of the Physical Activity and Ancient civilization theme of PAA curriculum
Start Your Morning with Olympic Spirit: A Traditional Greek Breakfast Recipe Revealed
Begin your mornings with a taste of Greece! Unravel the flavors of the Olympic lands right in your kitchen with our authentic and nourishing Greek breakfast recipe. This hearty feast is praised for its wholesome and fresh ingredients that will surely invigorate your senses and prepare you for the day ahead.
Traditional Greek Breakfast
There’s no unified, single traditional Greek breakfast that is common throughout Greece. However, a classic and frequently consumed breakfast consists of Greek coffee, fresh bread, and a variety of accompaniments such as honey, butter, and Greek yoghurt. Here, we are revealing the recipe of a typical Greek Breakfast with bread, honey, butter and yoghurt alongside Tyropita, a traditionally baked Greek cheese pie.
- Greek coffee
- Fresh Bread
- Butter – 30 grams
- Honey - 2 tablespoons
- Greek Yoghurt – 1 cup
- For Tyropita:
- Feta cheese – 250 grams
- Phyllo dough sheets - 4 to 5
- Eggs – 3
- Milk – 1 cup
- Salt – a pinch
- Unsalted butter (melted) – 60 grams
Bread, Honey, Butter and Greek Yoghurt
Lightly toast the fresh bread and spread a generous quantity of butter on top. Drizzle honey over the buttered bread. Serve with a side of Greek yoghurt that you can enjoy plain, or topped with a spoonful of honey for added sweetness.
- In a bowl, crumble the feta cheese and mix in the eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt.
- Grease a baking tray with some of the melted butter.
- Layer the phyllo sheets at the bottom of the tray, brushing each with melted butter before adding the next.
- Spread the cheese mixture over the layered phyllo, then layer the remaining phyllo on top, again brushing butter between layers.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Cooking the Greek Coffee
Brew the Greek coffee in a briki, pouring in water, adding coffee and sugar. Boil till the frothy foam known as ‘kaimaki’ comes onto the top. Serve hot alongside your bread and Tyropita.
A traditional Greek breakfast is more than a meal; it is an experience of authentic and savory delights. Eating it feels like a journey through the sun-kissed landscapes and the olive groves of the beautiful Greek countryside.
And there you have it – a traditional Greek breakfast straight from the heart of Greece to your own kitchen! Starting the day with this rich, delicious breakfast, you’ll be brimming with the spirit of the Greeks. This breakfast will not just satiate your appetite but also fill you with vibrant energy to gear up for the day – the perfect way to celebrate the Olympic spirit, every day!