Almond paste sweets are another classic Greek treat. Variations in the recipe can be found all over the country. The islands, however, are famous for making the tastiest “Amygdalotá” [Greek for almond paste treats].
On some Greek islands, the local people call their Amygdalotá by the name “Rosedes.” Made by women in their homes throughout the Aegean Archipelago, they are the confectionary treats par excellence to serve to guests gathered at weddings and baptisms.
Our recipe for Rosedes originates from the southern Greek island of Kythera, home to the heavenly goddess Aphrodite, and her consort, Eros.
Kythera is a blessed place, with unexplored aspects and richly varied landscapes; a place you are eager to explore.
The island’s culinary tradition is reason enough to love the island. It is a magical coexistence of the modern Greek kitchen with the old ways, which often borrow elements from the historic Venetian presence on this island.
We have chosen the Kythera version because we love the cinnamon they add to their recipe. It goes so well with the crushed almonds and gives to our sweet delicacy an interesting aromatic character.
Rosedes with cocoa
The rosedes made famous by Kythera ignited our imagination. We proudly present an innovative creation of our own, using cocoa. The beloved beans are the perfect match to almonds, adding a twist of complexity to our rosedes.