Cypriot Tahini, Cinnamon, and Walnut Cookies in Lemon Syrup


Preparation info
  • Makes about


    bite-size cookies
    • Difficulty


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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

  • About

Traditionally made in Cyprus before Easter during Lent—when all foods deriving from animals are prohibited—tahinopites are round, syrupy breads, coiled and stuffed with a tahini mixture, much like the vegan tsoureki with preserves (see Variation). As the coiled tahinopites bake, the thin layer of dough cracks and the stuffing oozes out, caramelizing; these crunchy, darkened, sugary tahini bits are the best bites. Why not have more of the