Mizithra pies from Sfakia



For the pastry

  • ½ kilo flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablesp. oil

For the filling

  • ½ kilo mizithra cheese
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey


Place the flour in a bowl, adding the beaten egg, oil, and as much water as needed to make a moderately soft pastry. Prepare the filling by mixing together all the ingredients. Divide the dough into small balls and roll each out into a circle the size of a side plate. Spread on each a little filling, sprinkle with cinna mon and fold over the pas try. Lightly press with the fingers to flatten the pie. Fry one by one in a frying pan without oil or with just a drop, turning constantly so as not to burn. Pour over honey and serve.

Olive Oil This recipe from 'Olive Oil - way of long life' supplied courtesy of Mediterraneo Editions.