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Sweet Poungia

Sweet Poungia: Dodecanese delight. Crispy pastry purses, sweet filling, fried with walnuts and honey. Wedding tradition on Patmos.

Small Greek ‘Poungia’

Poungia, meaning “purses”, are one of the most famous sweets of the Dodecanese islands of Greece in the south-eastern Aegean. Sweet poungia are a traditional sweet for weddings and celebrations with a sweet filling in crispy, thin pastry-sheet. Poungia are fried with walnuts and honey.

According to the tsatoni (a custom on the island of Patmos), the bride fills a tray with at least 300 poungia and takes them to the groom to ask for his hand!

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