How to make Tyropitakia (Greek Cheese pies)

Ingredients

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

For the filling: 200g feta, 200g 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.

Filling – mix all the ingredients together and set aside to use when pastry is ready.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.

When the pastry is ready, take small chunks with your hands and shape into a round disk using your hands.
Add a teaspoon of the filling and seal the edges, making 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