Cypriot Traditional Tahinopita is a Lenten or vegan sweet bread, which is very flavourful as it is filled with tahini, sugar and cinnamon.
These mini flaounes or flaounitses as we call them, are easy to make and are an excellent snack and the perfect finger food for parties.
The queen of taste, the black olive owes a lot to the Greek fertile earth which gifts it a superb light buttery taste, features in many pastry recipes. Eliopitakia. Eliopsomo (Olive Bread) Lagana Olives and Carrot Bread Sticks and rolls Whole Wheat Focaccia with Kalamata Olives
Shiamishi, are one of the best panigyria treats in Cyprus. These are made with homemade phyllo filled with an aromatic sweet semolina cream, which is flavoured with anthonero (orange blossom water) and mastic and then deep fried.
Bourekia is a pastry made with a thin flaky phyllo, and are filled with anari which is the Cypriot name of the cheese, which is similar to anthotyros or ricotta. Anari is a white soft whey cheese which is produced when making halloumi or kefalotyri. It has a delicate, creamy flavour, slightly sweet, …
Kattimerka, is a traditional pastry dessert, similar to pischies but instead of being fried, these are cooked in a traditional frying pan called sadji. Sadji resembles like the Arab Saj, however, unlike the Arab saj, which is dome shaped, the Cypriot sadji resembles more like a wok. You can use a wok or any non-stick sautéing pan.
Kolokotes (singular kolokoti, pr. Koh-loh-ko-TES), are traditional Cypriot pastries, similar to turnovers, calzone, empanadas, boureki or pies, made with squash or pumpkin.
Tyropita (pronounced Ti-ROH-pee-tah) is usually made made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with feta. In this Tyropita I used Kataifi and five different kind of cheeses. You can add only feta if you prefer and other cheese that melt well when baking.