These Greek Tiropitakia are the perfect snack for any time of day. With minimal ingredients needed, they’re quick to make and taste delicious.
About This Tiropitakia Recipe
You’re probably wondering, if this is the mini version of Greek Feta Pies, what’s the big version? It’s called Tiropita and it's a large pie that you can slice into cake-size pieces. Tiropitakia on the other hand, are individual parcels of feta, honey, and mint…bitesize if you will. For the wrapper, it’s traditional to use filo pastry that you then bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
If you fancy making more pie recipes like this one, why not check out my Chinese-inspired Chive Pockets?
This is such a simple dish. Requiring only 3 filling ingredients:
In addition to the above ingredients, you can incorporate other types of cheese like gouda or parmesan. However, I found that less is more, and that these three filling ingredients create the perfect marriage of flavours.
Filo (also spelled phyllo), means “leaf” in Greek and are tissue-thin sheets of dough that have very little fat. I bought the filo dough from the supermarket, because making filo dough is an art. However, if you’d like to make it from scratch and test your pastry skills, you’ll need:
- 300g all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 140ml water
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There are no essential toppings for this recipe. However, there are a couple of ingredients that can elevate this snack to another level. Firstly, you can sprinkle sesame seeds onto the Tiropitakia before you place it in the oven to bake. Secondly, drizzling over some good quality runny honey goes perfectly with the astringent and savoury feta.
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I’ve set myself a challenge to go around the world in 80 dumplings. Why? Because so many countries share a love for dumplings and every country’s dumplings have their own unique twist. From Vareneki in Ukraine to Momo in Nepal, dumplings are a way for us to celebrate various cultures and culinary differences from all parts of the globe.
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Tiropitakia (Mini Greek Feta Pies)
- 3 Sheets of filo pastry
- 1 Pack of feta
- 1 Egg
- 1 tablespoon Mint, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 50g Butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan
- In a bowl, combine feta, mint, and egg until a paste has formed
- Cut your filo sheets into 3 strips, lengthways to make 9 long strips.
- Lay a filo strip down and lightly coat with melted butter. At the base of a filo strip, add 2 tsps of the filling. In a triangular shape, fold the filling over and over until it reaches the top of the filo pastry. Repeat this step to make all 9 Tiropitakia.
- Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and place on a serving plate. Drizzle with honey and serve up!