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Craving authentic Greek sweet treats? Time to call Two Sweet Greeks!

By Milton's Joyce of Cooking!

Photos courtesy of: Joyce of Cooking

When you think of “Greek food,” the first things that probably come mind are Spanakopita, Souvlaki, Gyros, and other difficult-to-pronounce-but-delicious foods. Then I heard about the world of Greek desserts. And let me tell you–it’s amazing. I took the plunge and have to share my recent discoveries with all of you!

Baklava: Roasted almond and walnuts mixed with cinnamon sugar and spices, rolled in a buttery phyllo. Then baked to perfection and lightly-bathed in honey-syrup (available with chocolate).

When I first heard about Greek desserts, I thought that I had to fly to Athens to experience something authentic. But then I found out that in my own backyard here (yes, you guessed it!) in Milton, there exists this wonderful place called Two Sweet Greeks. Their secret culinary weapon: incredible, bite-sized, and authentic Greek desserts. Family duo, Dessy and her mother Georgia, started the business in 2015 out of a long-held interest in feeding their community. They set out to take Miltonians out of our dessert comfort zone…and the rest is ancient Greek history.

Kourambiedes (the white, sugar-powdered cookies pictured above): Shortbread almond cookies covered in icing sugar. Available in gluten-free.

Their recipes come from the family’s hometown of Smyrna, Greece (modern day Izmir, Turkey) and have been passed down to family members for generations. Each recipe is an original masterpiece combined with specific techniques, timing and of course a couple of secret ingredients. Mix those together and you have Two Sweet Greeks’ perfectly-curated Greek desserts.
Two Sweet Greeks also cater to vegan and gluten-free treat lovers. After a close family friend was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, the ladies of Two Sweet Greeks fine-tuned their signature desserts to capture an even wider audience. And soon enough their gluten-free re-creations became a local hit! There’s a true shortage of amazing, diverse vegan and gluten-free desserts. But have no fear, Two Sweet Greeks are here! On the menu, there are gluten-free Kourabiedes (those puffy, cloud-like sugar and walnut cookies) and Loukoumades (those golden brown, deep-fried pastries). For the vegans, they have Melomakarona, Baklava, Bougatsa, Diples (only for Christmas), and Kataifi.

Loukoumades: Greek-style fried donut holes tossed in honey-syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon. Loukoumades are available in gluten-free and vegan. There are two additional flavours available: strawberry filling (Sweet Aphrodite), and Lindt chocolate filling (Bomba loukoumades)! **Drools**

These are just some of the treats that the Two Sweet Greeks create. Now, wipe that drool off of your keyboard, head over to the Two Sweet Greeks website and check out their full menu offerings. You won’t regret it. Also, try not to jump through your screen to get at the desserts (but if you do, I won’t judge you).

Welcome to my smartphone’s speed dial, Two Sweet Greeks.