Tahinopita

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Tashinopita
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Vegan and gluten-free version of Tashinopita made with leavening
TypeCake
Place of originCyprus
Region or stateCyprus
Main ingredientstahini (sesame paste)

Tashinopita is a Cypriot cake flavored with sesame paste. Variations on the recipe include quickbread versions with chemical leaveners (such as baking soda or baking powder), yeasted versions, and phyllo layer versions. As most varieties contain no dairy, eggs, or oil, they are popular during Lent and can be considered vegan.

In the Greek language, where the word pita is a generic word for either bread, cake or pastry, tashinopita refers to a sweet bread roll (see tahini bread roll).

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