- Thaktila is a strictly Cypriot dessert that whoever tried it went back for more.
- Thaktila recipe has being in every Cypriot house preserved for generations and past on from mother to daughter.
- You can have it in your list of favorite desserts for making it for your friends and family.
- 3 cups of flour
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 1/2 a cup of corn oil
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 a cup of honey
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- 2-3 cloves
- 1 cup of crushed almonds
- 1/4 a cup of crushed walnuts
- 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon powder
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 a cup of crushed roasted almonds
- Place in a bowl the flour and salt and mix.
- Add the oil and again mix well.
- Add the egg yolks and water and knead until the dough becomes thick.
- Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it sit for about an hour.
- Place all the filling ingredients in another bowl and mix well until the mix is nice and thick.
- As the dough is getting ready for use you can prepare the syrup.
- Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and in low heat, prepare the syrup until it thickens slightly.
- By this time your dough is ready for use.
- Knead again for a few minutes and divide it in several pieces according to the space you have to roll it out.
- Roll out the dough in thin sheets and cut in rectangular pieces about 4×3 inches.
- In each cut piece place in the center 1 tsp of the already prepared filling.
- Fold over length wise and with a fork press the ends for the dough to join.
- After you have used all the mix you prepared, fry Thaktila in plenty of oil until they get golden brown and place on paper towel to drain the oil.
- Before Thaktila get cold, dip them in the ready mixed syrup and strain again the excess.
- Place them in a platter and sprinkle them with the crushed roasted almonds.
- If any dough is left, fry it, dip it in the remaining syrup and enjoy.