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Kalitsounia: Sweet Cretan Pastries Recipe

Kalitsounia is an amazing cheese-filled sweet pastry traditionally made on the Greek island of Crete. Here’s our authentic recipe:

For the filling:

• SWEET MIZITHRA OR ANTHOTIROS 3oz, 900gr
• 3 EGGS
• ¼ tsp VANILA
• SUGAR 7oz, 200gr
• ½ tsp CINNAMON
MIX FOR 5 MINUTES

For the dough:
• BUTTER 6oz, 170gr
• SUGAR 7oz, 200gr

MIX FOR 8 MINUTES

• STRAINED YOGURT 7oz, 200gr

MIX FOR 5 MINUTES
• 1 EGG YOLK
• 1/8 tbs VANILA
• ½ tbs BAKING SODA
• ½ tbs BAKING POWDER
• LEMON ZEST OF HALF LEMON
• LEMON JUICE OF HALF LEMON

MIX FOR 3 MINUTES
• ALL PURPOSE FLOUR 2,2oz, 1kg

MIX FOR 8 MINUTES

Le the dough stand for 30 minuts

Open dough into sheets, fill with the cheese-filling and shape into stars (watch video below for method).

BAKE AT PREHEATED OVEN 180 CELCIOUS FOR 20 – 30 MINUTES

SERVE WITH CINNAMON

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