SERVINGS: 6 | PREP: 20’ | COOK TIME: 30’

INGREDIENTS for the dough

  1. 500gr flour for all purposes
  2. 45ml tsikoudia
  3. 250ml warm water
  4. 45ml olive oil
  5. salt

INGREDIENTS for the filling

  1. 600gr cream cheese (anthotyro or sweet mizithra)
  2. 200gr malaka cheese
  3. Salt
  4. 1 egg
  5. 10 mint leaves

INGREDIENTS for the topping

  1. 1 egg
  2. Sesame seeds


  1. Prepare the dough by mixing the liquid ingredients and add salt and flour, or vice versa.
  2. In another bowl prepare the filling.
  3. Crumble the cheese the anthotiro with a fork and add the malaka cheese grated.
  4. Salt and taste before adding the egg.
  5. Mix the egg with the cheeses until it becomes creemy.
  6. Add in the mix, fine chopped mint.
  7. Make a thin phyllo with the rolling pin.
  8. Cut disk shapes by using small espresso plates.
  9. In the center of every phyllo disk, place a teaspoon of the cheese mix.
  10. Fold the disk twice creating a dumpling shape.
  11. Place them on a baking tray.
  12. Beat the egg and coat the kalitsounia.
  13. Sprinkle some sesame.
  14. Bake them at 180°C for 25’-30’
  15. The right color when baked is white.