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pasta mylou

πάστα μύλου

A very sweet, rich almond-based sweet from Kythera, an island known for its range of sugary goodies. Πάστα μύλου ('mill cake') has rich buttery crust topped with a filling of egg whites, fine semolina, sugar, blanched ground almonds and cream made with milk, sugar, eggs and semolina, and often topped with a vanilla glaze; some cooks use vanilla ypovrychio.

Elsewhere, you are more likely to see the similar-sounding πάστα μήλου (pasta milou) or apple cake, made with layers of thick apple sauce, cinnamon, vanilla cream and butter biscuits.

Desserts, pastries and sweets

Ionian Islands

Text © Dana Facaros

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