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Tyropsomo me Halloumi (Cheese-Bread with Halloumi)


  • 500g of flour
  • 40g of yeast
  • 200g of yogurt
  • 6 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 300g of Graviera Cheese
  • 2 packs of Halloumi Cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
Cheese-Bread with Halloumi

Cheese-Bread with Halloumi


  • For informational purposes, when mixing ingredients for dough, all the ingredients should be at room temperature.
  • Halloumi Cheese is made out of Goat milk and is the National Greek Cheese of Cyprus.
  • In a mixer we work the flour the yeast and yogurt.
  • Add the olive oil and salt.
  • If needed, add some more yogurt or some lukewarm water.
  • The dough has to be soft.
  • Take it out of the mixer and knead it with your hands for a few minutes.
  • After knead it by hand, place in a bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel and let rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • The dough after an hour will be about four times the size you originally placed in the bowl.
  • Place the dough on your counter or a board and flatten it out by hand or with the rolling pin.
  • Grade 3/4 of the two cheeses and fine chop the mint over the dough.
  • You can use any kind of cheese you prefer as long as one is salty and the other mild.
  • Take the ends of the dough and bring them over the cheeses and mint.
  • Knead the dough well with the mint and cheeses and spread it out again flat.
  • Pour some olive oil in your baking pan and spread it all over the bottom of the pan.
  • Place your dough mixture in the baking pan and spread it out.
  • Cover it with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese over the top and bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (See conversions for Fahrenheit) or until golden brown.
  • Tyropsomo me Halloumi (Cheese-Bread with Halloumi) can be eaten hot or cold.
  • It can be served as an accompaniment with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

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