I’ve been waiting for Heinon Tukku wholesale market to bring yellow zucchini for weeks, just to be able to make this recipe. Why yellow zucchini? Purely visual reasons. I could have easily done it with another veggie. And so can you, in case you wonder.
I waited for so long to make this recipe. And as soon as my new camera came and I had a mini gathering to take this pie to, I made it!
I’m writing this blog post in my apartment which has been also serving as a sauna these days. I made these pastries yesterday evening when it was a 24C summer evening and I could almost bake them without an oven.
For the last few weeks my mood got worse and worse. The anxiety and depression I feel because of the situation in the world got extremely unbearable at times. So I didn’t want to feel like doing anything new – for the blog I mean. I didn’t want to do anything. But today I found some fresh energy again. So.. voila!
As the title indicates, I am not sure if there is a real name for these cuties. We always called them “cirikta”. But some call a similar recipe “cilikta”. Some call it “pisi” but I’m pretty sure it’s not pisi because pisi is rather yeasted dough. I just like calling them cute little monsters because of the shape of fried dough!
I made this pie twice last week and in both times I almost ate the whole thing just by myself. It’s THAT good. Well, I also happen to love broccoli so, there’s that.
We mostly eat hummus as a spread on bread. I quite like hummus, though I don’t really ever crave for it. But how about using hummus as an ingredient of a different kind of dish instead?
Yes, this recipe is a combination of what I love most (or a lot..): tomato, cheese, phyllo dough and to top it all, fresh basil!
I was actually planning to write this blog post yesterday. But I got extremely angry about something (completely irrelevant) and I spent the entire day trying to calm myself down. So here the recipe comes today instead.
So yes, I know that it’s not exactly pumpkin time right now. However, I had a few cans of pumpkin puree sitting quietly in my kitchen and I thought this was a good time to get my hands on them!