Daktyla, also called daktyla kyrion (meaning ladies fingers) is the most popular Cypriot dessert made with phyllo which is very crisp and very juicy, filled with almonds, cinnamon and sugar. They are fried and then drenched in syrup, scented with anthonero (orange blossom water), which make them irresistible. Daktyla meaning ladies’ fingers, is a very old recipe with a few ingredients but so delicious. As most of the Cypriot traditional recipes, these were made with simple everyday ingredients which they usually had at home. This is one of the many Cypriot specialties offered during the pre-lenten period called “Sikoses” in Cyprus. The word “sikoses” derives from the verb σηκώνω = sikono, meaning lifting. Sikoses is the ten day period before lent when the lifting of all the meat takes place before Easter. As most of the Cypriot traditional recipes, these were made with simple ingredients which were always available in any household. A very old recipe with few ingredients but so delicious. Making daktyla used to be quite a difficult job, having to roll out the dough into very thin phyllo(Thin Layer Of Dough) by hand but nowadays it is much easier using a pasta machine, although the procedure is time consuming as it takes some time to make them.