Saturday, 11 May 2013

Cheesy Pastries for the Whole Family

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

Ingredients

100g, 3.5oz Feta Cheese
40g, a generous oz Extra Mature (Sharp) Cheddar
1 egg
1 tsp Fresh Oregano
A few grindings of nutmeg
4 Sheets of filo pastry
Olive oil for brushing
Milk for brushing

Method

Preheat the oven to 200oC / 400F.

Crumble the feta and grate the cheddar.  Add in the oregano, nutmeg and egg.



Mix together.

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...

11 comments:

  1. holy smokes these look good!

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  2. These look great - thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

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    1. No problem! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. These look so tasty :) yum!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

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  4. Just made this with puff pastry and as couldn't get filo and they look great. Just made squares and folded them into triangles. Thanks for the great idea

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    1. Awesome! Like a cheese turnover, yeah I could see that working!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I am making these! :)

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    1. Ha ha ha... did I detect a drool? :-)

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  6. omg these look soo good! im so glad i stumbled across this page, love the recipes while be and my husband to be are on a diet before the wedding we're making child size portions and then loading up on salads on the side. Your food ideas are really making it easy for us to drop some lb's!

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    1. Ooh I hope you enjoy! To cut down the fat, try adding some vegetables, like chopped sauteed spinach or grated sauteed courgette.

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