Honey Tart from Sifnos

    Honey Tart from Sifnos


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    This is a Greek cheesecake-like tart prepared with honey and unsalted mizithra or ricotta cheese. These are usually prepared during the Easter festivities in the Cycladic islands, especially in Sifnos and Ios.

    Serves: 8 

    • 225g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 125g butter, cut into small pieces
    • 4 tablespoons cold water
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 450g fresh mizithra or ricotta cheese

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. To make the dough; stir together 225g flour and 2 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl. Rub in butter until the mixture becomes crumbly. Stir in water a tablespoon at a time, just until the dough comes together and is no longer dry. Form into a ball, and wrap with plastic; refrigerate 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and line a 25cm tart or quiche tin. Trim excess from the edges of the tin. Pierce the bottom of the dough several times with a fork, then set aside.
    4. Beat eggs in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 4 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and half of the cinnamon; continue beating until firm peaks form. Beat in honey, then fold in the cheese until evenly combined. Pour the filling into the prepared pastry case and smooth the top of the pie with a moistened knife.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until the centre is set and the top is dark golden brown, 50 to 60 minutes. Once finished, remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon.

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    Honey - 21 Feb 2013

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