Flaounes are small traditional savory buns, stuffed with halloumi, prepared the week before Easter in Cyprus. #vegetarian #cyprus #cheese

Flaounes

Flaounes are small traditional savory buns, stuffed with halloumi, prepared the week before Easter in Cyprus.

Moussaka is the iconic hearty Greek dish composed of layers of eggplants, saucy ground meat and topped with Béchamel sauce. #greek #196flavors

Moussaka

Moussaka is the iconic hearty Greek dish composed of layers of eggplants, saucy ground meat and topped with Béchamel sauce.

Greek Easter traditions: Flaounes (Cheese bread) from Cyprus / Φλαούνες

Greek Easter traditions: Flaounes (Cheese bread) from Cyprus / Φλαούνες

Makaronia tou fournou is the Cypriot version of pastitsio, the Greek oven-baked pasta with meat and tomato sauce as well as Béchamel. #cyprus #greek #mediterranean #pasta. #196flavors

Makaronia tou Fournou (Cypriot Pastitsio)

Makaronia tou fournou is the Cypriot version of pastitsio, the Greek oven-baked pasta with meat and tomato sauce as well as Béchamel.

Traditional Cypriot Flaouna Recipe (Flaounes)

Traditional Cypriot Flaouna Recipe (Flaounes)

**Traditional Cypriot Flaouna Recipe (Flaounes)** Preparing Flaounas can be quite an affair with the whole family gathered around and helping with the preparation

A favorite in South Cyprus is Daktyla, lady fingers filled with ground almonds and cinnamon sugar, a traditional sweet served during Sykoses (a ten day carnival preceding Lent) and Pellomaskes, holiday of the Mad Masks (similar to our Halloween).

This recipe for Dhaktyla will remind you of the wonderful bakeries in Cyprus

Soupa Avgolemono Egg-Lemon Soup Recipe - Genius Kitchensparklesparkle

Soupa Avgolemono (Egg-Lemon Soup)

Soupa Avgolemono (Egg-Lemon Soup) - Greek Chicken Soup, for when sniffles arrive - it has magical healing powers. :) - I put in the 6 c of water with 2 chicken thighs, some salt and pepper, instead of "chicken broth." worked a charm.

flaounes-focaccine formaggio-cypriot easter bread

la ricetta in italiano qui I have tried a very nice recipe for the Cypriot trip of the European Culinary ABC , a special celebratin.

Kheer (Rice pudding) @ http://allrecipes.co.uk

Kheer (Rice pudding)

This is a very flavorful Basmati rice pudding made with coconut milk, raisins, cardamom, and toasted almonds and pistachios. It's the best rice pudding I've ever had, and very easy to make!

Middle Eastern potato salad, with lemon and olive oil, parsley, mint and scallions.

Middle Eastern potato salad, with lemon and olive oil, parsley, mint and scallions.

Greek Beef and Cinnamon Stew @ http://allrecipes.com.au

Greek Beef and Cinnamon Stew

This beef stew is based on a Greek version known as 'Stifado'. It is seasoned with whole allspice berries, cloves and cinnamon.

Rich Greek Beef Stew @ http://allrecipes.com.au

Rich Greek Beef Stew

Rich Greek Beef Stew @ http://allrecipes.com.au

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