Skip to Content

Pischies (fried pastry)

Pischies (fried pastry)

Sharing is caring!

Pischies is a Cypriot traditional fried pastry dessert made with dough on which it is generously brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and sugar and after shaping them they are fried in olive oil and then bathed in syrup.

Pischies with honey

These pastries are very easy to make and very tasty.

You can make the dough from scratch but we usually make pischies when we have leftover dough and of course we have leftover syrup, after preparing daktyla or anything else made from dough.

The result if a very different but very simple but delicious pastry!

Making pischies using a pasta maker image

How to make Pischies

Prepare the dough.

The dough is then rolled out very thin.  You can either make it using a rolling pin or make it using a pasta maker.

It is then brushed it with olive oil and some sugar and cinnamon are sprinkled on top.  

The phyllo is then made into a roll and cut into pieces, 4 – 5 cm long.  The cut side faces up and it is rolled again into a thin dough.

We then fry them in vegetable oil or olive oil. (My mother used to fry them in peanut oil but in Greece I prefer to use a mild olive oil, which adds an amazing taste).

When fried, this makes lots of layers of phyllo with cinnamon and sugar in between.

Rolling pischies image

After frying them, we can either bathe them in the syrup, which is the traditional way, or we can serve them with honey, petimezi (concentrated grape syrup), left over syrup from spoon sweets or any other syrup you like.

pischies in a platter image

You can also toast some almonds, crush them and mix them with sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle some on top.

Pischies with honey picture

Pischies (fried pastry) with video

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Pischies is a Cypriot traditional fried pastry dessert made with dough on which it is generously brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and sugar and after shaping them they are fried in olive oil and then bathed in syrup.

Ingredients

  • Leftover dough*
  • Olive Oil
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • More olive oil or vegetable oil to fry them
  • Honey or syrup to drizzle on top
  • Roasted almond, crushed to serve ton op (optional)

Instructions

  1. Roll out the phyllo as thin as possible.  See How to make Homemade Phyllo by hand or on a Pasta Maker.
  2. Add olive oil, sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Spread it with a brush or with your fingers.
  4. Make sure it covers the whole surface of the phyllo.
  5. Make it into a roll.
  6. Cut it in pieces about 4 - 5 cm / 2 inches long.
  7. Turn the cut piece, circles to face down and press it with your hand.
  8. Using the rolling pin and thin it up to about ½ cm.
  9. Heat some olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  10. Fry on one side until golden and then turn it over until golden.
  11. Drizzle some Greek honey on top and toasted almonds and enjoy!

Notes

If rolling them on a pasta maker, make three pieces of phyllo about 35 cm long and join them to make a rectangle.

For a piece of dough, the size of a tennis ball, which will be rolled as thin as possible, you will need 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp sugar.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 200

Did you make this recipe?

Tried this recipe? Tag me @ivyliac and use the hashtag #kopiaste!

PIN FOR LATER

collage pischies image

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!

signature Ivy

Sharing is caring!

Previous
Thyme chicken fricassee
Next
Diples (Traditional Greek Pastry with Honey)

Ivy

Friday 22nd of February 2008

Let me try and translate a proverb we say here in Greece. Where you are, I used to be, and where I am, you will soon be. Meaning that I was once your age but soon you will become my age (I like this wink, wink).

Bellini Valli

Friday 22nd of February 2008

"Sis" Ivy is that you???...wink...wink...I don't have my glasses on dear :D These pishies sound amazing. My mom used to add raisins to leftover pie dough and this was better to me than the pie!! In fact I love to eat raw dough...that should have been one of my bad habits in the MEME!!

Ivy

Sunday 30th of December 2007

In fact they are.

Peter M

Sunday 30th of December 2007

Aren't the simplest things the tastiest?

Keep on posting the Cypriot foods!

Comments are closed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Privacy Policy · Copyright
Skip to Recipe
shares