Dated back to the Byzantine period, samousades were considered to be a very elegant, “aristocratic” dessert that enhances the tradition of Monemvasia. It’s an exceptional dessert, and this is due to its heritage, its unique combination of ingredients and of course our passion during its preparation!
It’s traditionally made with thick and rustic homemade phyllo dough. Then the phyllo is dusted with ground walnuts, chopped almonds and sesame seeds.
Different kinds of spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, also give to this dessert its aroma and its very characteristic taste.