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 Tiropitaki

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For these pasticcetti enough to have at home a few ingredients: one egg, less than two ounces of feta, spices (dill or oregano and parsley) a bit 'of puff pastry in the oven and ... go! And they are also excellent the next day, warmed again.

Tiropitaki, literally “sandwiches or cheese pastries”, from “tiropita” which is the older sister, a typical Greek pie.

ingredients: 

puff pastry

gr

275

Feta

gr

200

egg

pz

1

dill (or oregano and parsley)

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EVO oil or beaten egg (optional)

QB

 

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Preparation:

First crumble the feta cheese with a fork and mix with the egg and spices. 

 

Roll out the puff pastry, cut it into squares of about ten centimeters and spread the filling. 

 

Close one end on the other, forming triangles; with the help of the back of the prongs of a fork to tighten the edges well and create a small decoration. 

 

Eventually, before baking for 25 'at 190 ° (lower heat with air circulation) brush the tiropitaki with oil or beaten egg. As soon as they are ready, place them on a rack to cool for a few minutes. Hot they are great! 

 

ADVICE: 

  • - In the photos above these cakes were prepared by folding the filled dough squares into a triangle. Nothing prevents you from cutting the puff pastry into discs, with a pastry cutter or even distributing the filling in well-spaced piles on half of the pastry, cover with the other half pressing well to separate the piles and divide everything into squares once cooked. . 
  • - An alternative to these cakes is the preparation of a "tiropita" in a round or square pan; in the same way as a savory pie. 
  • - In addition to the puff pastry you can use, if you have them, the filo pastry; or even very thin bread dough. 
  • - In one of Claudia Roden's beautiful books on Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine (A New Book of Middle Eastern Food - 1968 and later editions) I found, and tried, another filling, much richer and tastier: an excellent alternative. 

Feta

gr

200

small onion

pz

1

sale

QB

white pepper

QB

yogurt

cl

70

eggs

pz

1

 Finely chop the onions and sprinkle them with salt. Let them drain so that they soften. Then mix them with the crumbled cheese and the other ingredients. Prepare and cook the tiropitaki as usual.

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