Posts Tagged ‘Greek Pies’


spanakopitakia 2 Spanakopitakia

Now that is a fun word to say: spanakopitakia, spanakopitakia, SPANAOPITAKIA!!!These are wonderful little treats to have around the house or to make for a party, just grab and go! They are just a little more work than making a big spanakopita, but the extra step of folding each one individually makes for a nice change (and sometimes of a less mess when eating too).You will follow the same recipe as Spanakopita but instead of layering in a dish, you will roll into individual triangles. Easy Peasy.

Presvitera’s Homemade Phyllo

Today I get to share with you homemade phyllo dough by one of the best homemakers ever, my mother-in-law. She is a self taught cook beginning from the time she married, and has amazingly developed her cooking skills along with raising 5 wonderful children - of whom I married the eldest.  I have been trying to learn some of her recipes so that I can recreate them for my husband anytime he is feeling homesick for Greece. The only problem with that is ,like with all good cooks (and most Greeks), she uses a few recipes and doesn’t quite measure the same as us Americans. Here they use water glasses, coffee cups, and soup or sweet spoons – no fancy measuring cups to go by. It makes trying to copycat her recipes a bit more difficult, but with time I will continue to try.

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? 

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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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