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Ladies' Fingers

Daktyla are delicious Cyprus sweets in the shape of fingers, dipped in syrup and filled with almonds and cinnamon.

  1. Sift the flour and rub in the salt and oil.
  2. Add water and lemon and knead to firm dough.
  3. Cover and leave to stand.
  4. Prepare the filling, mixing all the ingredients.
  5. Roll out the dough into a thin sheet and cut into 8X10 cm rectangles.
  6. Put a teaspoon of filling at the edge of the rectangle and roll.
  7. Press the two ends with a fork to seal. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and then drain.
  8. Dip in cold syrup for a few seconds, drain and transfer to a plate.

 

Source: Cyprus Tourism Organisation

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Carinthian Cheese Noodles

The borders between today’s Austria and its southern neighbours are particularly dissipating in Carinthia. Instead of drizzling with melted butter, here the famous ‘Kasnudel’ are topped with melted Sasaka: the word comes from the Slovenian language and simply means finely-diced bacon or a type of lardons. Besides being a wonderfully spicy spread for bread, it also figures prominently in Styrian cuisine, proving that the colorful culinary merry-go-round in the former territories of the Habsburg Monarchy is still vibrant today.

Ingredients for the dough

  • 1 kg flour
  • ¾ cup oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon
  • 2 cups water

Ingredients for the filling

  • 300 gr crushed almonds
  • 50 gr sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosewater

Ingredients for the syrup

  • 1 kg sugar
  • ¾ litre water
  • Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Oil for frying

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