Our village, Deirmimas is named in honour of Saint Memas, “Deir” means convent, and “Mimas” refers to Saint Memas or Mamas, a third-century shepherd who preached Christianity and had a lion as a protector. He was persecuted and became a martyr. Later on, in the middle ages, in his honour, a convent was built on top of a hill surrounded by olive trees. And a village grew next to this convent and was named Deirmimas.
Every year, on the 15th of September, our village celebrates this feast and organizes few activities. One of them is preparing different kind of finger-food, prepared by the ladies, arranging them on tables placed next to the church. This year I wanted to offer something, so I thought of some nice and easy sweets, the first thing that came up to my mind was the traditional Sfouf. And I’m glad I baked it because there were only two kind of desserts in addition to fruits.
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