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Cypriot tahini pies

Cypriot tahini pies


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  • Combine the yeast, some sugar (from the 100 g), a little lukewarm water with a fork, until the yeast dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes, until the yeast activates.
  • In a mixers bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon, mastic, vanilla and mahlab. Mix with a spoon and make a small well in the middle.
  • Add the water a little at a time, while beating on medium to high speed with the hook attachment. It should take about 7-8 minutes to create a nice, soft dough.
  • Transfer dough to a bowl lightly brushed with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for about 1 ½ in a warm place, until it doubles in size.
  • Prepare the filling by combining the tahini, sugar and cinnamon.
  • When the dough is ready, roll it out into long strips. Brush with the filling and roll, lengthwise.
  • Grab hold of both ends of the strip and roll them inwards, in opposite directions, creating an S shape. When the two rolled parts meet, fold one over the other. First press down to flatten it with your palm and then press down on it with a rolling pin to flatten it out further and create a round pie.
  • Transfer pies to a baking pan lined with parchment paper ad allow them to rest and rise for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 150* C (300* F) Fan.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan and brush over the tahini pies while they are still warm.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
20 %


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)
11 %

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)
20 %


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)
23 %


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)
21 %


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)
14 %


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)
1 %


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.

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

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