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Cypriot Flaounas

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


This Cypriot cheese-filled pastry filled with ground mahlepi in the dough, gives a hint of almond flavour. Delicious with a filling of grated gruyere, halloumi and sultanas!

  • In a bowl, whisk the yeast and water together.
  • In a mixer, using the hook attachment, mix all the ingredients for the dough until it is nice and soft and elastic. Cover with a towel and allow it to rest for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 200* (390*F) Fan.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling, together, in a bowl.
  • Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
  • Roll out the dough, to about a 3 cm thickness. Cut in to 20x20 cm squares.
  • Add the filling to the middle of each square. Put quite a bit of filling in each (80 g).
  • Fold all the edges in on themselves, as if you are making a flat box. Do not cover the filling completely or fold over all the way to the middle of the square.
  • Fold the other sides in the same way. Basically we are creating a “nest” for the filling. Using a fork, press down on the corners so that they stick together well.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until they turn golden brown.
  • Serve warm with honey and cinnamon.


You can create square or rectangular “nests”. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with some sesame seeds to make them look even more enticing!!

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
29 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
34 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
60 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
24 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
21 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
50 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
27 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
27 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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