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Tiropita Cheese Pie

Tiropita Cheese Pie

Tiropita in Greek literally means a cheese pie. You can buy Tiropita pies with a golden crust at every corner in Cyprus. This pastry is loved both by children and adults because it’s a perfect yummy snack to be happy with. The main rule is to use fresh feta cheese, which is the key secret to its taste. Preparation time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Ingredients

550 g flour for the dough

550 g butter

1 and ½ tsp salt

500 g feta cheese

200 g milk

7 eggs

150 g flour for the filling

1 and ½ tsp white pepper

Cooking method
  1. Begin with making the dough. In a bowl mix the flour, butter, salt and some water. Form it into a ball and put in the fridge for half an hour.
  2. Take it out and roll it adding sprinkles of flour. Spread the butter over it and fold squares. Repeat the whole thing several times. Ideally there will be 4 square-shaped sheets of the dough. Leave them in the fridge for another 20 minutes.
  3. Form a roll out of the dough and cut it into 8 equal pieces. Roll all of them into 8 sheets.
  4. Mix the flour, butter and milk for the filling and put on low heat for 5 minutes. Let it cold and add white pepper and eggs one after another. Mix with the feta cheese.
  5. Put the dough on a baking sheet alternating the layers of the filling with dough sheets.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes at 200 °C.

Tiropita pie is usually served warm cut in triangle shaped pieces just like a pizza. It could also be served together with green olives, fresh greens and a glass of wine.

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