This recipe is from Chios where The Devil Takes Half takes place. It is a custard filled pastry and is very much loved by the Greeks.


1 package puff pastry sheets


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup farina
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • l teaspoon grated lemon peel (or you can substitute 1/4 cup chopped almonds and use 1/4 teaspoon almond extract for the vanilla below)
  • l teaspoon vanilla

Cook the filling ingredients over low heat until thick, stirring constantly. Let cool. Roll out puff pastry sheets and cut into 9 squares apiece. Take each square and place about one tablespoon of filling at the center and fold over so that it makes a triangle. Press the edges with the tines of a fork and place on an unbuttered cookie sheet. When you have completed all the triangles, bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They should be puffed up and golden.Dust with powdered sugar and cinamon.They are best served warm.