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Sarikopita Pies from Crete

  • Cooking time20 minutes
  • Prep time1 hour
  • Servings6 portions
recipe image Sarikopita Pies from Crete


For the dough
  • 500 gr. all-purpose flour
  • 30 ml. raki
  • 30 ml. Altis Chania Crete Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 360 ml. lukewarm water
For the stuffing
  • 400 gr. sour myzithra
Extra ingredients
  • Honey and susame, optional
  • Altis Chania Crete Olive Oil, for frying


      1. In a bowl, we pour the flour, open a small hole in the middle and add the olive oil, raki and water, and we knead the mix until it becomes a non-sticky dough.
      2. We leave the dough covered for 30 min. in a warm place.
      3. We separate the dough into 2 equal parts; on a floured counter, we open the dough using a rolling pin.
      4. We open a large thin sheet and cut it into 5 horizontal stripes.
      5. We place minced sour myzithra at the ends of each stripe.
      6. We roll each stripe, like a Cretan “sariki” (turban).
      7. We fry the sairikopita pies in plenty of hot olive oil, until they turn golden, and we place then on absorbent paper.
      8. We serve the sarikopita pies plain or with honey and susame.
      - We can bake the sarikopita pies in the oven as well