We will end the chapter of of our vacation in Greece on a sweet note. Our last week back home was very busy but we made time to visit the honey festival that was taking place under our famous lighthouse! Local honey producers came to show their products, mainly honey but also everything else related to a beehive. From bees wax mixed with St, John's wort oil used in burns or wounds in general, to candles, bee pollen to add to your breakfast and of course last but not least the different kinds of honey. Greece is of course, known for its honey. Thyme honey is very popular! However, there are many different types of honey produced in Greece depending on the location and the season. They say that the geography of Greece is what creates a diversity of plants that bees feed on to make this wonderful nectar, that even the mythology gods fed on! We bought all different kinds of honey and brought back to UAE with us. Wild flower honey, thyme honey of course, but also oak tree honey. It is the first time I am trying this type of honey. It has a darker color than honey coming from flowers, more like pine honey but with a richer taste and aroma. Simply delicious!
And since honey is the topic of our blog today what more could we make other than a dessert that has honey drizzled all over it. A truly Greek dessert! Phyllo, stuffed with Cretan Mizithra (μυζἠθρα) and feta, either fried or baked (if you want to go healthy) and drizzled with Greek Honey when it is still hot! The sweetness of the honey combined with the saltiness of the cheese and the crunchy phyllo makes this dish so delicious! If you don't have Mizithra cheese you can substitute it for ricotta cheese. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Dia, Kostas and Tony
Dia, Kostas and Tony
Cheese stuffed triangles drizzled with honey.
Ingredients for 6 people:
- 250g soft mizithra cheese or ricotta cheese
- 60g feta cheese
- 130g phyllo dough or 18 sheets
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 egg yolk
- olive oil for brushing and frying
- sesame seeds to garnish
- honey to drizzle
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