Politismos eMagazine | Xerotigana




  • 500 gr. flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Roasted sesame seeds
  • Cinnamon



Make the dough by combining the flour and eggs. Roll out into thin pastry sheet with a rolling pin and then cut into evenly spaced strips with the a ravioli wheel.

According to tradition, this is where the Tsirigotises (housewives of Tsirigotes) begin their “embroidery”. They make little “boats” with the dough and connect them together as if they were creating an embroidery hoop.

The oil is then heated for frying, but be careful it does not get to hot or smokes. And now cautious speed is required. With a skillful move the “embroidery hoop “sinks into the oil and inflates in seconds, it is immediately turned to the other side, and then is quickly removed and put on a plate.

Sprinkle the bread with Tsirigotiko honey, cinnamon and sesame seeds.

10 Nov 2019, by Politismos Museum of Greek History in Gastronomyx