Sunday, November 26, 2006

Greek Tiropita (Puff Pastry with Feta Cheese)

If you ever been to Greece than you probably tasted the Tiropitas. These puff pastry delights, come in a warm buttery flaky pastry filled with feta cheese and are sold everywhere. Last summer while visiting Greece I couldn't help myself but have tiropitas almost everyday. They are usually eaten, for breakfast, and in the afternoon with tea. Tiropitas are best when eaten warm.

2 sheets puff pastry
1 lb feta cheese
2 eggs
pinch of dill or parsley (optional)
1 egg for egg wash

In a bowl crumble feta cheese, eggs and mix well. Cut pastry dough into 4 inches by 4 inches squares. Place one tablespoon of filling in center of each square. Fold into a triangle. Use a fork to to seal and decorate edges. Beat one egg with two tablespoons water, this is for the egg wash to be brushed on the surface of the pastry dough. Place tiropitas in a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes.


Asha said...

Hi, love this snack. I would like some spinach in there too.What an easy and delicious recipe?! Thank you:)

Brilynn said...

I'm a big fan of spanakopitas too, but I definitely wouldn't refuse one of these.

wheresmymind said...

My wife would probably take the whole plate of these

Anonymous said...

I've had something like this with feta and spinach. It was so delicious, thanks for reminding me of it! I'll have to add this to my recipes to try list. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)