Crete is the island where the word gastronomy can be perfectly identified with it. It is the island that the kind of vacation you will choose to do is not only about the beaches and the beautiful sights but you might want to organize a gastronomic trip there. And it will definitely leave you the best impressions and the strongest tastes. From savory flavors, appetizers, and meats to dessert flavors that they are unique. For example, the famous Lichnarakia that you will taste them only if you go for a gastronomic trip to Crete.
Crete, the holiday destination you will never forget
Crete is the island you shouldn’t go for three days or just for a few days. But it’s the destination that the longer you stay there, the more experiences you’ll have and you will want definitely to come back again. From Where should we start? From the worldwide known endless beaches? And who doesn’t have the best impressions of Balos, the beach with the pink sand or the endless Falasarna?
On the other hand, mountainous Crete, the Samaria gorge, and the hundreds of hiking trails. While you are in the mountains the view of the sea is magnificent The hospitality of the residents will help you to visit many of the famous places of Crete but also to explore the most unknown and isolated ones. Especially if that’s what you’re looking for on the beaches. Wherever you choose to stay, from Chania and Rethymno to Heraklion and Lassithi, each place has its own beauties that will fascinate you.
And as we said, Crete is the island where you will make the gastronomic trip of your dreams. Because the island is famous for its local products and its special traditional flavors. It is an island that has been influenced by many cultures, which is reflected in the dishes that will serve you.
Until you finish your gastronomic trip to Crete, you will be able to try some recipes in your own kitchen. Like the one for the famous Lichnarakia. One of the local recipes you’ll definitely try if you go to the island. On the tourist promotion website of Crete, we discovered the traditional recipe that you can try.
1/2 kg flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
Water as it lifts
Ingredients for filling
1/2 kilo of myzithra ( fresh white cheese)
1/2 kilo of anthotyro (special cheese)
1-2 mint leaves
First you have to prepare the dough by mixing the ingredients and set aside for a while covered with a towel. Then in a bowl, mix the myzithra and the anthotyro, the eggs and the mint in a bowl.
Take the dough and open a leaf. Pressing the sheet with 1 cup or a glass, depending on the size you want your Lichnarakia, cut round pieces and on each put a teaspoon of the filling. Then close them by “pinching” the dough around.
If you want, you can cut the sheet into square pieces, place the filling and fold the four sides on it, leaving the center of each Lichnaraki visible. One way or another, place the deserts in a greased baking pan and brush them with egg.
If you want, for extra flavor, you can sprinkle them with some sesame seeds. Bake for about an hour in a medium oven.