Eliopita, Eliotes or Eliopitakia are traditional Cypriot snacks made either in the form of bread or as roulades or pies.
For those who are fasting for Greek lent a variety of different food is necessary.
Do you know what they used to have for breakfast some generations back? Bread and olives and that kept them strong and healthy to work all day in the fields.
However, how tasteful the olives may be we never eat bread and olives for breakfast but if you try making it with a phyllo which is very aromatic and then making them into small eliopitakia, or elioti (olive bread) or olive roulade, this is something you will want everyday for breakfast.
Eliotes or eliopitakia (Olive pies) however, is something not only that you will be glad to have for lent but any time of the year.
The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste as well as in Volume 1 of my e-cookbook, sold on all Amazon stores.
Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,