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Delicious Traditional Greek Breakfast: Tyropita Recipe
In Greek cuisine, dishes are often hearty and flavorful, mirroring the richness of their culture. One such delectable dish is Tyropita, a traditional Greek cheese pie typically served for breakfast or as a snack. Packed with the goodness of cheese enclosed in a crispy filo pastry, tyropita makes for a perfect savory bite any time of day. Let’s dive into the steps of making this classic Greek delicacy at home.
- 450 grams of Feta Cheese
- 400 grams of Filo pastry
- 200 grams of unsalted butter (melted)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup of fresh Parsley (chopped)
- 1/4 cup of fresh dill (chopped)
- Pepper to taste
Preparation of the Filling:
- In a large bowl, crumble the feta cheese and beat the eggs.
- Combine cheese and eggs well until they form a creamy mixture.
- Add freshly chopped parsley, dill, and pepper. Mix it well. Your filling is ready.
Preparation of Tyropita:
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Spread one sheet of filo pastry on your working surface.
- Brush the sheet generously with melted butter.
- Place another sheet on top of the first one and brush it with butter too. Repeat until you have layered about 5-6 sheets.
- Spread a thin layer of cheese filling on the topmost filo sheet.
- Roll the layered filo and filling like a log.
- Shape this log into a coil and place it on a buttered baking tray.
- Repeat this process until all your filling is used.
- Brush the top of the coils with more melted butter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until it turns golden and crispy.
Baking time may vary based on different ovens. Keep a close watch on your pie to ensure it doesn’t burn. Once ready, allow the tyropita to cool for a while before serving.
There you have it; a simple yet splendid recipe for traditional Greek Tyropita. The lush creaminess of feta cheese coupled with the crunchy filo pastry is sure to make your mornings or snack times indulgent. This recipe is sure to transport you to the Greek countryside with every bite and leave your loved ones craving for more. Enjoy this Greek delight fresh out of the oven or accompanied by a cup of strong coffee or tea. Happy Cooking!