Sfakianopites are small cheese pies from the beautiful, mountainous region of Sfakia in south-west Crete—another ouzo-based meze.
- 600g (20 oz) plain flour
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup of water
- 500g (18 oz) myzithra or romana cheese
- 2 tbsp ouzo
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, oil, slat, water and ouzo to make a soft dough. Roll it to a ½ cm (¼ in) thick and user a small saucer (or 12cm (5 in) diameter cutter) to cut it out in circles. Roll the cheese into golf-ball size lumps and place in the centre of the circle of dough, placing another circle over the top and pinch the edges together. In a hot pan, fry the pies with little or no oil until browned on both sides. Serve hot, drizzled with honey.