Pischies is a Cypriot traditional pastry dessert made with dough on which it is generously brushed with olive oil, cinnamon and sugar and after shaping them they are fried in olive oil and then bathed in syrup.
These pastries are very easy to make and very tasty. You can make the the dough from scratch but we usually make pischies when we have left over dough and of course we have left over syrup, after preparing daktyla or anything else made from dough, so we have a different and very delicious pastry as well.
Instead of bathing them in the syrup, which is the traditional way, you can serve them with honey, petimezi, left over syrup from spoon sweets or any other syrup you like.
The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!