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Tahinopita (A Cypriot Lenten Pie)

This recipe was prepared before Easter and the reason for that was Ivy’s Liacopoulou cookbook, “Mint, Cinnamon and Blossom Water”, which I bought a few months ago. A book with flavours of Cyprus, my country.

The traditional Tahinopita we make in Cyprus is layers of homemade phyllo and in between each phyllo there is the tahini mixture with caster sugar and cinnamon. I had organic molasses at home, so I decided to replace sugar with molasses. The result was equally delicious…

To make tahinopita, I prepared a yeast dough which I rolled out with a rolling pin. I then added the tahini mixture in which I added organic molasses, then shaped the bread and let it rise. I baked them according to Ivy’s recipe and let them aside to cool completely.

I recommend “Mint, Cinnamon and Blossom Water” to everybody. This cookbook is a MUST HAVE. Since I am a Cypriot, I thought I knew everything but Ivy proved me wrong. Every single recipe written in that cookbook is unique and delicious. You can find a link to this book in the right side of my blog. I am sure you will be very pleased with this cookbook as well!!


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  2. Looks di-licious! Other than baklava, I've never really thought about using filo for sweets. I always have heaps left over from making spanakopita - thanks for giving me some food for thought!

  3. All the food looks so good, great blog.

  4. Wow- did these turn out gorgeous or what?! I love it. Nice job.

  5. Oh, my! How wonderful...I especially love that last photo with all the swirls of filling visible. YUM!

  6. Thank you Efti for the mention and I bet these tasted amazing.

  7. I never thought of tahini as a dessert option. Very interesting.

  8. Yeah! Good luv them... I love greek food!! Thanks 4 coming ti my kitchen my english is not perfect but sure u understand me! For my blog u have a translator so try it ob ok?
    Nice to meet u!!!!

  9. Oh - this looks delicious! I'd love some right now. I enjoy reading about the dishes you create with the local ingredients and flavors!

  10. This is very pretty! It looks flavorful too!!

  11. These look delicious! I wonder if I could substitute in grape molasses? I bought a jar and don't quite know what to do with it! Lovely, lovely recipe. Can't wait to try it, and to search out your other recipes. Cheers!

  12. Yes, of course you can use grape molasses. I am sure that it will be equally delicious.

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