Pies

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Kreatopita is a meat pie that can be eaten as a main course with a salad or as a snack.  It tastes great when it’s cold and is perfect to take with you at work or at a picnic. To make the homemade butter phyllo which is similar to puff pastry, see instructions here but […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

In the Greek language there is only one word for pumpkins, squash or courgettes (zucchini) and the word is «kolokythi or kolokytha».   Kolokotes, therefore are traditional Cypriot pastries, similar to calzone, empanadas, boureki or pies as we call them, made with squash and are neither sweat or salty.   They are vegan and perfect for […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Kataifi is a pastry made with a special form of shredded phyllo dough which looks like angel hair pasta but it is soft and can be handled and it does not crumble.   Kataifi is usually used for making sweets which are filled with nuts and cinnamon and then bathed in a syrup.  There are […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 2nd, 2007

Spanakopita (Greek «σπανάκι + πίτα», spinach + pie) is a Greek pastry with a filling of spinach, feta cheese (sometimes in combination with anthotyro, which is a soft white cheese similar to ricotta), onions or green onions, egg, and seasoning. The filling is wrapped in layers of phyllo pastry with butter and/or olive oil, either […]

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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

This phyllo is simplified way of making dough similar to puff pastry, although it does not puff so much.  However, by making it with layers of butter between each phyllo, when baked each phyllo will separate from the other and become flaky, buttery and crunchy. Ideally make this pastry the day before using so you […]

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Continue reading about How to … make phyllo with butter for pies

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 1st, 2007

Phyllo comes from the Greek word φύλλο which means leaf because the dough is rolled out as thin as a leaf  (and even more) but also the word phyllo means sheet. Homemade phyllo takes time and skill to make but if you follow my instructions, it won’t be that difficult.  To make phyllo you have […]

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