A simple recipe made after a full on day. Today was my son's 3rd birthday party. We had a fantastic party but what with staying up till 11pm to ice the cake and worry about whether I'd made enough chipolatas (no, I'm not joking, it was my thought on waking at 4am), I'd only had 4 hours sleep.
So I made for comfort. When I was little we used to go to Greece a lot and my Dad would sometimes buy pies like this from the local bakery for our lunch. Followed by a slice of watermelon, this is the taste of my youth.
Now this is by a bit of taste memory and might not be authentic but I liked it and my son said it was "yummy". Don't serve directly from the oven, better to serve warm rather than hot.
Feta Pies - Makes 4
100g, 3.5oz Feta Cheese
40g, a generous oz Extra Mature (Sharp) Cheddar
1 tsp Fresh Oregano
A few grindings of nutmeg
4 Sheets of filo pastry
Olive oil for brushing
Milk for brushing
Preheat the oven to 200oC / 400F.
Crumble the feta and grate the cheddar. Add in the oregano, nutmeg and egg.
Lay out each sheet of filo and brush half along the long side of the rectangle with olive oil. Fold over to make the rectangle long and thin. Put approx a quarter of the mix into one corner and fold up. You might want to have a look at this recipe to see what I mean. Brush with olive oil as you go.
Once it's folded into a triangle, brush with milk and bake for 15 mins or so or until well browned and cooked through. For little ones they won't need a whole one so cut one in half but it's great finger food. If allowed to cool fully the filo isn't quite so crumbly either which make them great for taking out on a picnic which is why I've linked this up to Britmums outdoor food round up if the weather ever improves...