Cretan Lychnarakia


As I promised, I started this year to write more about food from all over the world.


I spent one summer week in the beautiful Crete island in Greece and that’s where I am taking you today to discover the Cretan Lychnarakia.


Lychnarakia is a sweet cheese pie perfect for breakfast or with an afternoon coffee break!




What we need for making a Lychnarakia:


For the pastry
½ kg flour
1 teacup milk (190ml)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Water, as needed


For the filling:
½ kg mizithra
½ kg anthotiro
4 eggs
1-2 mint leaves
Cinnamon (optional)


Mix the listed ingredients for the pastry well, cover with a towel and leave aside.
Mix the cheeses in a bowl and add the eggs and the chopped mint.
Roll out the pastry and use a cup or a glass to cut out circles.
Place a teaspoonful of the filling in the center of each circle.
Close by pinching around the edge of the pastry.
Place the pastries on a greased baking tray and brush with egg.
Sprinkle with cinnamon if you want to.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes.



It would be fun to try and prepare this yummy Cretan recipe!


Tell me what you think about it!


With Love,


Maja ❤



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