Tiropita

Tiropita - Greek filodough pastry with feta cheese

Whenever we're in Greece, which is as often as possible, we'll always get breakfast at the local bakery. I'l always, and it never gets old, get the tiropita.

Tiropita

The meaning of tiropita is literally a cheese pie. Tyri is cheese and pita is pie. Yes, this is actually a recipe for a simple cheese pie, but it's amazing. You can decide on making an actual pie instead of there triangles but I thought they looked good like this.

3 types of cheese

So obviously feta is one of the cheeses that goes into this pie but also ricotta and Parmesan. These are replacements for Greek cheeses you can't easily find outside of Greece.

Filo dough

I used store bought filo dough here, but you can also make you own! Click here for the recipe.

tiropita

Tiropita

A filo dough pastry with feta
cooking time20 min
total cooking time35 min
servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of filo dough with about 10 sheets
  • 2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 150 grams feta
  • 100 grams ricotta
  • 100 grams parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 50 grams butter, melted
  • optional: sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius
  • Mix the feta with the ricotta, Parmesan, Greek yoghurt and dille. Really mush together until gooey.
  • Brush a sheet of filo with butter and cut into 3 strips.
  • Place a tablespoon of the cheese mixture on the bottom of the strip and fold the left bottom to the right over the cheese. Than fold to the left and keep on folding until you reach the end of the strip and you have a triangle. Repeat with the other sheets,
  • place all the triangles on a baking sheet and brush with butter again. You can sprinkle sesame seeds on top if desired.
  • Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

You can also make a pie. Start with 5 sheets of filo dough on the bottem, brush each sheet with butter (this makes for a flaky pastry), then the cheese and then the other 5 sheets of filodough (again, brush each sheet with butter). Brush with butter on top and bake until golden brown.

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