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well-known in Cyprus is Kattimeri Pies - flatbread with cinnamon, sugar and honey, baked on a metal surface.

well-known in Cyprus is Kattimeri Pies - flatbread with cinnamon, sugar and honey, baked on a metal surface.

Representing Cyprus is a dish called Tava, which is baked lamb and naturally gluten free... even better!

Tava (Cypriot Baked Lamb)

Flaounes Recipe, traditional recipe from Cyprus, courtesy of  My Greek Dish.

**Traditional Cypriot Flaouna Recipe (Flaounes)** Preparing Flaounas can be quite an affair with the whole family gathered around and helping with the preparation

Greek Easter Flaounes - Cyprus Easter Cheese Pie. Use kefalotiry and halloumi mix. Double the cheese, tripple the pastry. Add one cup of sugar to filling.

Ingredients Yeast dough 1 ½ lbs strong plain flour 1 sachet easy bake yeast 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil water to mix Cheese filling flaouna c…

Kolokotes – traditional vegan Cypriot Pumpkin Pies filled with pumpkin, bulgur, raisins, and spices.

Kolokotes - Cypriot Pumpkin Pies

Kolokotes – traditional vegan Cypriot Pumpkin Pies filled with pumpkin, bulgur, raisins, and spices.

Πισίες παραλιμνίτικες (Μαγειρεύω Κυπριακά 2014). <br/> Πηγή: Κατερίνα Λαζάρου.

Πισίες παραλιμνίτικες (Μαγειρεύω Κυπριακά 2014). <br/> Πηγή: Κατερίνα Λαζάρου.

Koupes - Cypriot Pies

After World War II many people of Greek Cypriot origin settled here in Australia due to political instability in their own country. Australia’s Greek Cypriot population increased dramaticall…

Traditional Cyprus Food - tiropita (cheese pies) If you go to Cyprus you must try these!

Tyropita Recipe - Traditional Cypriot and Greek cheese pies made with filo or puff pastry. Extremeley delicious eaten as a snack or for lunch.

A favorite in South Cyprus is Daktyla, lady fingers filled with ground almonds and cinnamon sugar, a traditional sweet served during Sykoses (a ten day carnival preceding Lent) and Pellomaskes, holiday of the Mad Masks (similar to our Halloween).

This recipe for Dhaktyla will remind you of the wonderful bakeries in Cyprus

Flaouna or flaounes in the plural (φλαούνα and φλαούνες respectively in Greek, is a special Easter food eaten on the island of Cyprus by the mainly Orthodox Greeks. They are a cheese filled pastry, which sometimes also include raisins or can be garnished with sesame seeds.  They traditionally serve to break the Lenten fast.

I hope you'll be able to forgive me. I meant to tell you about these much sooner, in time for you to even whip up a batch for Easter should you have been so inclined. But first I was struck down fo.

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