Thursday, May 09, 2013

Tiropita to console the Émigré (Cheese pie)

We have all been there: Greeks traveling, studying, or working abroad find themselves salivating in the mere recollection of the aromatic tiropita. This oh-so-simple and easy-to-find-everywhere-in Greece snack becomes a utopia when away from home. 

For all of you out there striving to find something tasty for lunch, I came up with this quick recipe that will more than do the job: the"tiropita to console the emigre"(and not only). 

for 8 cheese pies:

200-250 grams. feta cheese
200 grams. ricotta cheese
1 egg
2 sheets of puff pastry
olive oil

In a bowl mix the cheeses, egg, salt and pepper to taste and mash. Cut the puff pastry sheets into long strips (5-6 cm. each) and fill one end with the mix sealing well with olive oil and pressing around with your thumb. 

Place cheese pies on a baking dish (brush it with a bit of olive oil) and bake for 20 minutes at 160 degrees C.

Let it cool down for 5 minutes


and come round.