Xerotigana (or Diples)

Xerotigana (or Diples)

A sweet made of flour, sesame seeds and honey.


  • 6-8 eggs
  • ½ litre olive oil
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 kg all-purpose flour
  • a small quantity of crushed sesame seeds
  • honey



In a large bowl, beat well the eggs, oil and salt together, adding the flour gradually. Use as much flour as necessary to make a light dough, but not too firm.
Cut off balls of dough, roll out into thin sheets, cut them into thin strips (about 5cm wide and 15-20cm long) and form into bow shapes.
In a large frying pan, heat the oil until quite hot and fry the bows until golden.
Place the fried bows on a piece of kitchen paper laid on a large platter to drain. While still warm, drench with honey and sprinkle with sesame seeds

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