Traditional greek ” tyropitakia ” ( cheese pies in triangles) today my friends.
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday for the Orthodox Christians and on Monday we start fasting.
So I had some cheese to eat before the Holly Week started.
An easy recipe.
start by preparing the filling. Crush the feta cheese into a large bowl and add the grated cheese, the egg, a splash of milk, and season with freshly ground pepper. Mix well with a spoon to combine the ingredients. (At this point you can add some chopped fresh herbs if you like; some fresh dill or mint will surely lift the flavour).
Preheat the oven at 180C (around 370-375 F) and start preparing the tiropitakia.
Spread one sheet of the phyllo dough on the kitchen counter and with a cooking brush drizzle with some melted butter or olive oil. Spread one more sheet on top and drizzle with some more butter.
Cut the sheets into three or four lanes (depending on if you like the tiropitakia to be small or larger). At the end of each lane add one tablespoon of the filling. Fold one corner to form a triangle and continue folding the triangle upon itself, until the entire piece of phyllo is used. Continue with the rest phyllo sheets and filling.
Oil the bottom of a large baking tray, place the tiropitakia and brush them with some melted butter on top. Bake in preheated oven at 180C ( 375 F) for 25-30 minutes, until golden and crispy