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Cypriot Xerotigana my way (fried yeasted dough)

Xerotigana (pr. Ksae -roh -TEE – gha  – na), is a simple recipe, made with flour, baking powder, salt and water to make a thick batter and then fried.  They are served with sugar, honey or other syrups, such as leftover syrups from fruit presereves (glyka tou koutaliou) but can also be served with petimezi or haroupomelo.

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Loukoumades or Lokmades – Greek and Cypriot Doughnuts

Loukoumades or Lokmades, as they are called in Cyprus, are Greek doughnuts. They take their name from the Arabic words “luqma(t) plural luqūm”, lokma and lokum or loukoumi, meaning morsel or mouthful. They are fried, shaped into small round ballls, served with honey, cinnamon and walnuts or plain in Cyprus dipped in sugar syrup.

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