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Returning Home and a Cheesecake Recipe!

We arrived back home at four o’clock this morning after a very long and somewhat perilous trip all around Greece! We took the ship last week (anywhere from 10-13 hours long) from Lesvos to Kavala, drove to Halkidiki (stayed  a week), drove all the way to Athens, and took the ship back to Mytilene, I think we covered some serious ground.

Spiraled Cheese Pie

Tyropita is the Greek name for this spirally, cheese filled snack, and it is one of the most common go-to foods here in Greece. You want something for a late breakfast, tyropita; you want something for a little snack, tyropita; you want something for a light evening meal, tyropita… I think you get my point.  You just can’t come to Greece without trying one or three of these, and although I prefer spanikopita or spanikopitakia simply for the extra nutrition benefit of added spinach. 
piece tyropita Spiraled Cheese Pie

You can easily make your own tyropita for a party or just for something fun and delicious to snack on next time you are craving something savory. Whether you choose to make it spiraled, cigar shaped, or simply in a cake pan and cut into squares is up to you!

double tyropita Spiraled Cheese Pie

All you need is a package of ready phyllo sheets, a small container of real feta cheese (the block kind with liquid), and a dash of either dried mint or oregano. Some people use a variety of cheeses by mixing a feta with a harder cheese, this is also great tasting. Choose your cheeses, crumble them together, roll out you phyllo, fill, brush with olive oil and roll up and into a spiral (or long cigars). Bake until golden brown, cool, and serve to everyone around! 
tyropita bite Spiraled Cheese Pie
It really is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser around this part of the world! Try it and let me know what you think? 

Related posts:

Tyropita me praso.

This is a wonderful not-quite-quiche-like but utterly melt in your mouth good pie made with leeks and feta. 
sharp pie  Tyropita me praso.

To start off this new food blog of mine, I would like to share my first recipe I found from the Sporades islands. Well, I did not actually find it there – it hails from there to be more specific.

It is a simple, yet delicately delicious, “quiche-like” cheese pie. It is perfectly suitable for a mid-morning snack, a light lunch combo served with a salad, or an after-dinner-but-I-am-still-hungry delight. Whatever time of day, a sure to satisfy recipe follows!

Hi! My name is Jacquline. Welcome to my blog. I hope you will find some delicious Greek food recipes and enjoy the read along the way! Kali Orexi :)


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