- 2 cups of hard flour
- 1/3 tsp of salt
- 1/2 a cup of water or more if needed
- 1 cup of carob syrup (Xaroupomelo)
- In a large enough bowl add the flour and salt and mix to combine.
- Add the water and knead into a stiff dough.
- Taking a piece of dough at a time, form ropes about 16 cm long and about 6 cm in diameter.
- With these ropes, form two circles, place them one inside the other and press the ends in order so they stick together to prevent them from opening during cooking.
- Another way of doing it is to form a snail of two circles.
- Place your finished cookies on a parchment paper until all the dough is used.
- Heat up some water in a sauce pan and boil the cookies on low het until they are cooked.
- Once they are cooked, remove from the boiling water and place them into another clean sauce pan, keeping the boiling water.
- Pour the carob syrup into the sauce pan with the cookies and 1/2 a cup of the water you used to boil them in.
- Place the sauce pan over heat for a few minutes stirring constantly to mix the carob syrup with the water and thin it out.
- Place in a deep dish and serve hot in their liquid.
- Carob syrup can be substituted with grape juice syrup called “Epsima”.
- Koulouria me Teratsomelo (Xaroupomelo) (Cookies in Carob Syrup) is a Cypriot dessert that in the old days they were made out of one circle, they were baked in the oven without syrup and they were thrown to the newly-weds during their wedding ceremony “Isaia Xoreve” in church.
- This tradition is not done any more in Cyprus except maybe from some villages where they are strict on Cyprus traditions.