Savoury Cretan cheese pies

Savoury Cretan cheese pies

Kalitsounia, kalitsounakia For the pastry (which is different from fyllo): 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 beaten egg 1/2 cup milk 1 lb. (500 g) plain flour to which a pinch of salt has been added For the filling: 1 lb. (500 g)myz√≠thra cheese 1 beaten egg, 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh mint Salt and pepper …

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

Honey puff s ( Loukoumades ) There are several ways of making these, with or without yeast. I am indebted for this simplest of recipes to our oldest friend on Santorini, Mrs Irini Zagourari, of Irini’s Taverna in Kamari. Plain flour, pinch salt, 2 cups (16 fl oz/450 ml) bee Mix together the beer with …

Visino

Visino

Morello cherries in syrup ( Vissino glyko ) Equal weights (before stones are removed) of black morello cherries and granulated sugar Juice of one medium lemon per 500 g fruit Remove the stones from the washed cherries, and put alternate layers of sugar and cherries in a heavy preserving pan. Leave to stand in a …

Xerotigana

Xerotigana

Xerotiyana or xerotigana Kritis Plates of these large, coiled fritters are often placed on the tables to welcome guests to a wedding reception here on Crete. 1 lb. (500 g) plain flour mixed with one good teaspoon salt 1 tbs. olive oil, 4 fl oz (125 ml) brandy or better still, Cretan raki! Syrup as …

The Prefecture Of Rethymno

Rethymnon is one of the four prefectures (nomos) of Crete. It lies between the prefecture of Iraklion and the prefecture of Chania, and consists of four provinces (eparhies): Rethymnon, Milopotamos, Amari, and Agios Vasilios. The province of Rethymnon is in the northwestern part of the prefecture. Milopotamos is on the eastern side, bordering the prefecture …

The Prefecture Of Lassithi

The prefecture of Lassithi covers the eastern end of the island. The mountain range in this area is the Dikti. Its tallest peak is Mount Dikti, 2,148 metres above sea level. The prefecture has four provinces: Mirabelo, Lassithi, Ierapetra, and Sitia. The major cities are Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, and Sitia. The earliest settlements in Crete …

The Prefecture Of Heraklio

The prefecture of Heraklion is the largest in area, has the greatest population and the highest per capita income of Crete. There are seven provinces (eparhies) in this prefecture: Malevizi, Temenos, and Pediada on the north coast and Pirgiotisa, Kainourio, Monofatsi, and Viannos in the centre and on the south coast. The main cities are …

The Prefecture Of Chania

The prefecture (nomos) of Chania covers the western section of the island and has an area of 2,376 sq. km. Chania is subdivided into five provinces (eparhies): Kydonia, Kissamos, Apokoronas, Selino, and Sfakia. The main cities of the prefecture are Chania, the capital, and Kastelli in Kissamos. The main towns are Paleohora and Kandanos in …