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Cretan mizithra cheese pie – Sfakiani

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

  • Egg Free Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Cretan mizithra cheese pie – Sfakiani


  • In a mixer’s bowl add all the ingredients for the dough and beat with the hook attachment at medium speed, until there is a soft dough. 
  • Remove the dough from the mixer, transfer it to a lightly greased bowl, cover with a tea towel, and let it rest at room temperature for 1 hour, until it doubles in size.
  • Divide the dough into 10 balls and, with a rolling pin and a little flour, roll out each dough ball into a round sheet, 10 cm in diameter. 
  • Add 50 g of the mizithra cheese at the center of each dough sheet. 
  • Wrap each dough sheet like a pouch and, with the rolling pin, lightly roll it out again into a 20 cm round sheet. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil into a non-stick frying pan and fry the first pie on medium heat, until it is nicely golden, for about 2.5 minutes. Flip it over and fry it for 2.5 more minutes, so that it will be evenly cooked. 
  • Follow the exact same process for the remaining pies by adding, each time before frying the pies, 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan.
  • Cut the pies in half and serve them hot by garnishing with honey and, if you want, mint leaves. 


If you don’t add the honey, then you will have a savory recipe in case you prefer these flavors and want to avoid the extra calories of the honey.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


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)
21 %

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)
37 %

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)
16 %


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)
4 %


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)
36 %


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)
8 %


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)
43 %


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

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