Cream Cheese Pastries (Kalitsounia Sitian)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup of lukewarm water, with a tbsp of the sugar and flour and allow to proof for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Add the remaining flour and sugar, as well as the oil and knead until you have a smooth dough. Allow to rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  3. Punch the dough down and allow it to rise again.
  4. Mix the filling ingredients together to form a stiff paste.
  5. To make the Kalitsounia roll the dough into a thin rectangle, and cut into saucer sized squares. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of each square, and fold the two opposite sides inwards and do the same with the other two opposite sides.
  6. Let stand in a warm place to rise until doubled. Brush with beaten egg, sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds and bake in a 350*F oven for 15-20 minutes until golden.

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