Sweets

Two-Coloroured halva

Impress your guests with this amazing, alternative recipe of two-coloured cypriot halva! Components ½ cup of seed oil 1/3 cup almonds grounded 1 1/3 cup of semolina 3 cups...

Daktyla (Ladies Fingers)

(Serves 10) Dough: 1 kg strong plain flour ¾ cup oil Pinch of salt A few drops of lemon juice 2 cups water Filling: 300g crushed almonds 50g sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp rosewater Syrup: 1...

Kourampiedes

Kourampiedes are tiny shortbread biscuits that look like little snow-mounds thanks to their generous dusting of icing sugar. They can be made with or...

Rolled Kattimeri

Kattimeri, a great snack food nevertheless, is more like a traditional version of crepe, made in Cyprus. For the dough: • 5 cups flour • ½ cup vegetable...

Traditional Loukoumades

Loukoumades: little bite-sized fluffy sweet honey puffs, deep fried to golden and crispy perfection. Do not forget: the perfect traditional loukoumades are crispy and golden on...

Cyprus Mahalepi

Extra delicious and low-calorie, Mahalepi is maybe the perfect antidote to hot summer days in Cyprus!   Ingredients: -5 cups of water -1 cup of cornstarch (or...

Anari dessert (Anarocrema)

  1 kg of unsalted anari cheese/ mizithra 1 litre  of fresh cream 2/3 glass of sugar ½ glass of rose water ½ tsp...

Sweet Lavender Cupcakes and Sweet Revenge

What if, you were drinking beer or wine and eating cupcakes? Owner of Sweet Lavender Cupcakes in Nicosia, Doxa Liatsi, can convince you its...

Pears with cinnamon

Put all the ingredients for the syrup in a small pan, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves, for approximately 15 minutes. Add the pears, reduce...

Sexy Pavlova ‘Piatakia’

Prepare the meringue “nests”: Beat the egg whites until they stiffen. Gradually add the caster sugar (1 tablespoon at a time), the vanilla and...

Halva with semolina (Halvas me simigdali)

Prepare the syrup: In a small saucepan bring to boil water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon stick. When boiled, lower heat and simmer the syrup...

Pumpkin pies

First, try a piece of the pumpkin to see if it’s sweet or not. Overnight (or at least for 6 hours) place the pumpkin...

Loukoumakia

Put the semolina flour in a bowl. Heat the milk skin or butter on a low flame and add to the bowl, mixing well....

Cherry spoon sweet (Glyko kerazi)

Remove the stalks from the cherries. Dilute the pickling lime in enough water to cover them in a non-metallic bowl. Place the cherries in...

Rice pudding with dates and walnuts

First prepare the rice cream: Heat 1 ½ cups (375ml) water in a saucepan and stir in the rice. Lower the heat, cover the...

Fig spoon sweet (Glyko syko)

With a peeler remove the thinnest layer possible from the skin of the fig. Then, dissolve the pickling lime in water and cover the figs with...

Millefeuilles with mastic cream and cherries with Commandaria

First prepare the cherries with the Commandaria: Split the cherries and remove the stones. Put the jam in a large pan, add the sugar...

Watermelon peel spoon sweet (Glyko karpouzi)

Carefully remove any remaining red flesh from the peel and then use a sharp knife to remove the outer green part of the peel...

Walnut pie with filo pastry and vanilla sauce

Prepare the syrup: Put the water, sugar and orange peel in a saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves and then bring the syrup...

Rose spoon sweet (Glyko triantafyllo)

Remove petals from roses, rinse well and place in a saucepan. Cover saucepan and leave to boil for 15 minutes with 1 cup of...

Yoghurt cream with almond crumble and forest fruit

Prepare the crumble: Mix the flour with the almond powder, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir the mixture...

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Taste

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...

Meatballs with tomato and cumin

Place all meatball ingredients in a bowl and knead well with hands. Keep the mixture in the fridge for approximately 1 hour to thicken. In...

Crushed wheat pilaf with sausages and halloumi

Ingredients: 1 cup bulgar wheat ¼ of the cup vermicelli noodles or spaghetti, broken into small pieces 1 onion 2 sausages 1 cup tomato juice 1 vegetable stock cube 1/3 ts...