How to make Tyropitakia (Greek Cheese pies)

Ingredients

For the pastry: 500 gr self-raising flour, 220 g Greek style yogurt, 250 g margarine, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons Greek olive oil.

For the filling: 200 g crumbled Greek feta, 200 g of cheddar (grated), 1 egg, 1 teaspoon black pepper.

Sesame seeds for sprinkling – optional

Milk for brushing

Method

Pastry – mix all the ingredients together and let the pastry rest for at least half an hour. Do not overwork the mixture. 

Filling – Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well together. Set aside to use when the pastry is ready.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.

When the pastry has rested, take small chunks (use a tablespoon to help you) with your hands and shape into a round disk using your hands.
Fill the pastry with a teaspoon of the filling and seal the edges. Make  sure that the filling has been properly sealed. You can use a fork to help with sealing the little pies.

Place on a non-stick baking tray and brush with milk. You can sprinkle the tyropitakia with some sesame seeds now if you wish.  Bake for 15/20 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy!

Tyropitakia