7LR Pancakes

Pancake Day

This is the day and this is our recipe for fluffy pancakes..


-130g organic flour

-20g butter

-1tsp salt

-1-2 tsp brown sugar

-180ml of milk

-1 brown egg

-1tsp bicarbonate soda

-2tsp cinnamon

-1tsp vanilla


-Add the flour, the b.soda, the salt and the sugar in a large bowl

-Stir well the above

-Melt your butter (or room temperature even better) and add this to the centre of the bowl together with the rest of the ingredients (cinnamon last)

-Make sure you beat eggs first before adding to the above

-Stir everything well, the texture should feel thick and nice

-Take a pancake pan and add two drops of olive oil, turn on the fob

-Use a wooden spoon to add the thick batter in small portions to the frying pan, as much as your spoon can hold

-Improvise in creating your small doses of batter, shape them in circles

-After a minute or so, as soon as the pancakes start to form, flip the pancakes until they are cooked ready (a bit brownish in colour and fluffy inside)

-Repeat the process until all mixture has been used

-Enjoy them!

-You can enjoy them topped with greek honey and blueberries or greek honey and bananas… and a bit of butter…Style the 7LR Pancakes as you feel best! Happy Pancakes Day!!!

Artful food

Cooking time is cookies time… creating, improvising and mixing ingredients, spices & colourful fruits. This is what we do.

On your daily schedule, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner time, just doodle your recipes…

Open your pantries & your fridge, ignite your senses, pick up your colours & create your food palette.

Kitchens exist to lay and mix your colours, to slightly rebel and make your palette crumble!

7LR’s Valentine’s drink

A juicy shot for Valentine's Day!

A special morning shot for Valentine’s morning…

-A handful of plums

-Blood oranges (the juice)

-1 Apple

-2tbs organic greek yoghurt

Artfully in the blender and off you go, ENJOY!

7LR winter cake

Lime & Blueberries

Winter calls for winter cakes. This is a simple recipe for our fluffy ‘7LR lime & blueberries’ cake. You just need:

200g organic plain flour
4 brown eggs
150g light brown sugar

150g fresh blueberries
zest of 2 limes
juice of 3 limes
1 cup of olive oil
1tsp madagascan vanilla liquid
1tsp baking powder
1tsp greek cognac or rhum

Mix sugar & olive oil in a large bowl & stir well
Separate the yolk from the white of the eggs (keep the white in a separate bowl)
Add one by one the yolk from the eggs in the bowl (of sugar & olive oil) and stir well until fluffy
Zest the two limes & add the zest in the mixture, then add the juice of the three limes
Add the vanilla and the cognac/rhum and continue to stir. Then add the blueberries, continue to stir.
Lastly, add the flour in your main mixture

Whisk the whites separately in their bowl to create your fabulous meringue and add this to the main mixture.

Stir well!
Finally add the baking powder & give it a final soft stir. Then, grease a rectangular cake tin with some olive oil or butter, add the mixture in the tin & place it in the oven (approximately 45-60 minutes: 180* Enjoy!

7LR Melomakarona



·      500ml water

·      1 juicy orange, cut in half

·      500-800g crystal cane sugar (I would rather opt for less sugar..)

·      150ml Greek honey

·      3-4 cinnamon sticks (plus some ground cinnamon)

·      Clove (3)- you may combine ground clove & cinnamon

Do you feel the christmassy smells?

·      We add all the liquids (except the honey) in a small casserole and bring to boil. As soon as it has been boiled and the house is filled with christmassy smells, remove and set aside.

·      Add the Greek honey and let it cool



·      400 ml fresh orange juice

·      400 ml sunflower oil

·      180 ml olive oil

·      50g icing sugar

·      3tsp of ground cinnamon & 3tsp of ground clove (or a mix of the two)

·      1tsp of nutmeg

·      1tsp baking soda

·      Zest of two oranges & of one clementine

·      A shot of cognac or rum (rhum)

  • & some walnuts…. (two packs…. gently crashed…) & roasted sesame seeds

The art of christmassy baking

·      We mix the above liquids in a large bowl (NOT the syrup)

·      You will need 800g flour (all-purpose or even raising flour). However, keep this in a separate bowl.

·      Start mixing the liquid into the flour, gingerly and merrily… Use your hands to gently mix the two, but do not overdo it… This is not the art of bread making… You may need to add a bit more flour if it feels too liquid…

·      My 7LR secret is that we add a bit of crashed walnuts in the mix… (150g is more than enough…)

·      Start shaping and baking the melomakarona…Egg-shaped, dots, small or large…The Greek christmassy tradition of baking those delicious Greek honey cookies has been given a twist with our 7LR recipe….

  • Prepare the oven (180*) & use as many trays as required… Place the melomakarona on the tray (use a baking paper underneath).. Bake for approximately 30 minutes

·      Remove from oven and deep one by one the cookies in the syrup… Place them in your christmassy dishes and…..

·      Pour the crashed walnuts on top, including some of the roasted sesame seeds… You may pour the remaining syrup on top (if you want them even juicier, but do not overdo it, otherwise they will melt)…. Add some extra Greek honey on top…