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Rafiolia

Rafiolia: Cycladic dessert, fried orange-scented pita filled with Mykonian tirovolia or sweet mizithra. Honey, cinnamon, sesame toppings. Variations in Crete, Monemvasia, Zakynthos.

Plateau with Greek ‘rafiolia’

The name rafiolia derives from Italian ravioli and is one of the culinary legacies left to Greece by the Venetians. It is a traditional dessert of the Cycladic islands and consists of fried pita using dough which has a light aroma and taste of orange and filled with tirovolia cheese of Mykonos or with sweet mizithra cheese. These pitas are served with a drizzle of honey and sprinkled with sweetened cinnamon and sesame seeds.

Nowadays this dessert can be found in different parts of Greece and in a number of variations. In Crete, the filling is made with herbs, in Monemvasia and Zakynthos with crushed almond and sugar.

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