Hello!

This is my first post here, yay! Apologies if my writing sounds a bit weird, I’m not a very talented writer to be honest.

Here, I want to share this amazing recipe with you: cheese pies. As a Greek, I’ve been eating those my whole life: for breakfast in the morning, as a snack with some Greek coffee, at kids’ parties, at grandma’s.. Pretty much at any time, and for any reason! I think it’s one of my favorite things to bake and eat. Go ahead and try it, you won’t regret it, I promise!

Ingredients (20-25 servings)

For the dough:

  • 500gr. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 t.s. baking powder
  • 200gr. butter
  • 2 eggs

(all ingredients should be in room temperature)

For the filling:

  • 400gr. Feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl and knead until the dough is not sticky anymore. Then leave the dough to rest for half an hour, in the bowl covered with a towel. (You can also skip this step if you’re impatient like me :))
  2. Meanwhile in another bowl, crumble the feta, add the egg and salt&pepper and mix well.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  4. Take the dough and knead it a bit more on a flour-covered top. Cut it in many small balls and open each one of them with the rolling pin. Or alternatively, open the dough in a big sheet with the rolling pin, and then use a mug to form circles, like below 😉
  5. Add the filling in the small circles and then they’re ready to be turned over and secured. I usually use a couple of drops of water, wetting half the circle so it can stick easier when turning it over.
  6. Before putting them to the oven, you can use egg wash or some olive oil on top, for some extra shine while baking. And sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Bake at 180°C for 15-20 mins (depending on how big they are) or until they’re golden-brown.

Enjoy!

Yours,

Myfetaaffair

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  1. Gibble

    Welcome to Bakelife Dimi, so lovely to have you join us 😀 I love feta so I’m really looking forward to trying your recipes. Also trying filo pastry as I’ve never baked with it before!