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.
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.
I used store bought filo dough here, but you can also make you own! Click over here for the recipe.
- 1 packet of filo dough with about 10 sheets
- 150 grams feta
- 100 grams ricotta
- 75 grams parmesan cheese
- 50 grams butter, melted
- optional: sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius
- Mix the feta with the ricotta and Parmesan. 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.