Fresh anthotyros is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its texture and taste, although it is more granular in texture than regular cream cheese. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples….
Stuffed chicken rolls with bacon, halloumi and spinach served with mushroom sauce.
Glykia Tyropita, which means sweet cheese pie, was inspired by Cypriot Bourekia, which are made with homemade phyllo, anari (whey cheese similar to ricotta), cinnamon and orange blossom water.
Yesterday I didn’t know what to prepare for lunch and remembered that I had some lasagna in my pantry which were there for quite a long time. I had some vegetables, bell peppers and mushrooms and some spring onions, carrots, parsley and eggplants from last week’s visit to the farmers’ market, which needed to be…
Kotopoulo me hilopites means chicken baked with a traditional Greek egg pasta which can be found in long form, similar to tagliatelle or these are cut into little square pieces, like the ones I have used.
Piperopita means pie with peppers, which is a very easy savoury cake as no mixer is involved but you just mix all the ingredients together.
Flaounes pr. flah-OU-ness (singular flaouna) is a traditional Cypriot Easter cheese bread made with an aromatic yeasted phyllo dough, filled with a special Cypriot cheese, called Pafitiko, made during the Easter period especially for flaounes, flavoured with Masticha (mastic resin), mahlepi (mahleb) and mint.
Cypriot Tyropita is a savoury cake which we make in Cyprus with halloui and mint.Tyropita pronounced ti-RO-pee-ta) means cheese from tyri and pie from pita.
Every Tuesday there is a “Laiki agora” (farmers’ market) near my house so when I went last week, it was not in my plans to buy spinach but then I saw a stall with really nice and tender spinach. I bought some spinach to make spanakopita and when I washed the spinach, I separated and…
Anari is a Cypriot soft cheese and this easy dessert is a sort of Cypriot cheesecake. It is very refreshing and very tasteful. Ingredients: 2 packets of sfogliatine biscuits 1 kilo of unsalted anari cheese 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon ½ cup of orange blossom water Whipping cream 1 heavy cream…