Daktylia is a type of long shaped bread, which is separated into smaller parallel pieces resembling fingers, in order to be cut off easier and evenly. The word daktylo in Greek means finger, which is how the particular type of bread received its name. More specifically, it is a traditional type of koulouri that is made in the villages of Cyprus, during Christmas and Easter. Many housewives in the countryside continue the tradition and bake daktylies for the needs of the family.
The ingredients used for daktylies are flour, leaven, water, sesame seeds and aniseed. After the dough from water and flour is mixed well, it is cut into large pieces. The pieces of dough are then made into rolls with a diameter of about 5cm. About 8-10 pieces and placed next to each other and pressed slightly from the side in order to stick together forming a daktylia (fingers). Sesame seeds are sprinkled on top of the daktylies and they are then cooked in a traditional village oven.