Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Country Phyllo Crust for Pan-Sized Pies

 Phyllo yia Pites In Greek: φύλλο για πίτες, pronounced FEE-loh yah PEE-tes This recipe for phyllo is perfect for making country pies. It’s rolled out with a rolling pin, which is slightly different than using a pasta machine. The quantity is for a large pan commonly used in Greece, similar in size to a large […]

How to Knead Homemade Phyllo Dough

1) Start with the Homemade Phyllo Dough For newcomers to homemade phyllo dough, the density of the dough can be surprising. Kneading phyllo will soften it, but it isn’t an extremely soft dough. Depending on the type of dish you are preparing, select and make a recipe for phyllo dough: Basic Phyllo Recipe Country Phyllo for […]

Makaronopita Horiatiki: Country Macaroni Pie

In Greek: μακαρονόπιτα χωριάτικη, say: mah-kah-roh-NO-peetah haw-ree-AH-tee-kee The taste combination of feta cheese with pasta is what makes this macaroni pie fabulous. This simple version can be made more elaborate with the addition of other cheeses, bacon, and even leftover vegetables, but the basic dish is a country favorite. Best with homemade phyllo (filo), it […]

Baking Greek recipes

Pan-Sized Phyllo (Filo) Pies (19) Filled Pies (12) Fresh Cheese Pie with Fennel from Kalavryta Cheese Bread from Laconia – Protsouma Cretan Meat Pie – Kritiki kreatopitta Kalitsounia with Spinach – Kalitsounia me Spanaki Cheese Crescents – Kalitsounia me Mizithra – Cretan Sweet Cheese Pastries – Kalitsounia Glikia me Mizithra Cretan Boureki Zucchini and Potato Pie Pumpkin and […]

Greek 5-Cheese Pie with Mushrooms

The combination of several cheeses make this a favorite! Layers of cheese, phyllo, and fresh cap mushrooms create a fabulous snack or party dish. Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh mushrooms, cleaned, chopped .4 pound (6.4 ounces) butter-flavored shortening (or margarine), melted .6 pound (9.6 ounces) of feta cheese, grated .8 pound (12.8 ounces) of […]