Oven-baked "tyropitakia" (cheese-pies)
- soft flour: 600 g
- butter: 250 g, at room temperature
- fresh milk: 1 glass
- baking powder: 1 tsp
- salt: 1 tsp
- cheese: 300-400 g kefalotyri (if desired, combined with other yellow cheeses like kasseri, regato etc.)
- eggs: 3, plus 1 for brushing
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, the salt and the baking powder. Tip in the butter cut into pieces and rub together with your fingers to a crumbled consistency. Gradually add the milk and keep kneading to make a smooth, elastic dough that clears the sides of the bowl.
Grate the cheese, put it in a bowl and add the eggs one by one. Season with pepper stirring the mixture thoroughly. Take a small chunk of dough at a time and roll out to circles as large or small as desired.
Place a little filling on top of each circle, fold over and shape into half-moons. Seal the edges firmly together with the tines of a fork.
Arrange the turnovers on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking paper and brush with beaten egg. Bake in a preheated oven at 180-200° C for 30΄to 40΄ until golden brown.