Myzithra

Ivy on Αυγούστου 29th, 2013

Flashback six years ago.  In 2007 was the year I decided to take early retirement.  To fill my spare time,  I started copying my old recipes as my scrap books were torn, greasy and falling apart.  I decided that it would be better to copy them on my computer so that in the future I […]

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Continue reading about 6 Years Blog Anniversary and Fig and Peach Anthotyro Cheese Tart

Ivy on Ιανουαρίου 15th, 2012

  I made this savoury cheesecake during the Christmas holidays.  I was inspired by Greek Dakos which is a Cretan appetizer made on a barley rusk called dakos, with feta or myzithra and tomato on top. As a base I used a dakos rusk called kritharokoulouro, ordinary rusks and PICK salty biscuits which are similar […]

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Continue reading about Dakos Savoury Greek Cheesecake

Ivy on Απριλίου 14th, 2010

After Easter I’ve started watching my weight again and have been going to the gym everyday.  A few days ago when we went to the supermarket I found myself putting some low fat products in the cart, such as Dirollo cream cheese with 3% fat, which is similar to Philadelphia, myzithra also called anthotyro or […]

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Continue reading about Healthy, Low fat Anthotyro-Cream Cheese Strawberry Jelly

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 8th, 2009

Kaltsounia or Kalitsounia, is probably the most known Cretan recipe.   Remember my post on Calzone where I mentioned the connection of the two names? Kaltsounia can be either with a sweet or savory filling and the pastry shell differs in each case.  Savory Kaltsounia use a pastry phyllo in which they add raki and for […]

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Continue reading about Limoncello Kaltsounia or Lychnarakia, another twist

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 28th, 2009

To all the Greek and Cypriot friends and readers of my blog «Chronia Polla» for today’s National Holiday, Ochi Day. I have been seeing so many pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere in the blogosphere and with Halloween coming up soon I thought to share these recipes with you in case you wish to make something […]

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Continue reading about Kolokythopita me Myzithra (Savory Pumpkin Pie)

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 14th, 2009

I think a Greek blog would be incomplete without introducing some of the Greek cheeses. I have written about some of these cheeses in the past but I thought that it would be a good idea to put them all in one post with some recipes.   In the future I shall be updating this post […]

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Continue reading about Greek and Cypriot Cheeses

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 21st, 2008

Fresh anthotyros is often called the Greek cream cheese because of its texture and taste, although it is more granular in texture than regular cream cheese. It is traditionally used as a table or dessert cheese and as an ingredient in stuffed pies (pitas). It goes well with fruits such as figs, pears, and apples. […]

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Continue reading about Greek Anthotyros and Figs Muffins

Ivy on Οκτωβρίου 17th, 2008

Inspired by Cypriot Bourekia, which are made with homemade phyllo, anari (whey cheese similar to ricotta), cinnamon and orange blossom water, I made these easy, cheesy, beautiful desserts with store bough phyllo. They were easy to make and tasted wonderful. I put the cream cheese and anthotyro in the mixer bowl and mixed them together […]

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Continue reading about Glykia Tyropita Me Portokali (Orange Sweet Cream Cheese Pie)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 11th, 2007

Anari is a Cypriot soft cheese and this easy dessert is a sort of Cypriot cheesecake.  It is very refreshing and very tasteful. Ingredients: 2 packets of sfogliatine biscuits 1 kilo of unsalted anari cheese 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon ½ cup of orange blossom water Whipping cream 1 heavy cream […]

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Continue reading about Anarotourta

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 3rd, 2007

Bourekia is  a pastry made with a thin flaky  phyllo, and are filled with anari which is the name for anthotyro in Cyprus.   Anari is similar to anthotyro or myzithra and is a white soft whey cheese  which is produced when making halloumi or kefalotyri.  (You may find out more about these cheeses here). […]

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Continue reading about Bourekia me Freskia Anari – Pastries with Fresh Anari Cheese


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