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Tiropita (Greek Cheese Pastries)

These crisp and flaky Greek pies filled with feta cheese and oregano are a delicious savoury suitable as an appetizer, main dish or midday snack! The pastry for Tiropita is made using our Kaló Authentic Greek Yoghurt, creating a perfectly light and authentically Greek dish perfect for any time of day.

Makes approx. 15 pastries.

Ingredients

Pastry

Filling

  • 150g feta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Pepper to taste

Glaze

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with a splash of milk
  • Sesame seeds

Method

1. Mix self-raising flour, butter, Kaló yoghurt, sugar and salt until well combined. Cover and rest for 30 minutes in a warm place.

2. Pre-heat oven to 180oC.

3. Grate feta cheese and mix with whisked egg, oregano and pepper.

4. With a rolling pin, roll out pastry to 2mm thickness. 

5. Using a circular 10cm pastry cutter, cut out the pastry. Spoon a heaped teaspoon of the feta mix onto one half of the pastry.

6. Using a brush or finger dipped in water, brush lightly over the edge of pastry. Fold over the other half of pastry and seal with a fork

7. Place on a baking tray, lined with baking paper. With a pastry brush, glaze tiropita with egg/milk mix and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

8. Bake in preheated oven at 180o C for approx 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Filling alternatives: cottage cheese, ricotta cheese and dill, egg and pepper

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