Oven-baked "tyropitakia" (cheese-pies)
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  • 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
  • pepper


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.