Koulourakia with Epsima – Tertzelouthkia is a traditional Cypriot dessert made of dough which is boiled in water and then in honey, or carob syrup or epsima (brown liquid used on different sweets , made of grape juice). The dough is made with village flour, salt, oil and water. Once the dough is ready it is shaped into a long piece which is then rolled up into the letter “s” with its ends tucked in.
Koulourakia with Epsima – Tertzelouthkia can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
They got their name due to the shape of the dough, as they shape resembles the handles of the doors on village houses.
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