Recipe for Greek Style Fried Sweet Cheese Pies
Myzithra is a favorite Greek dessert cheese that makes for delicious fried sweet cheese pies.
Greek Style Fried Sweet Cheese Pie (Kaltsounia Sto Tigani) Recipe Ingredients:
- 4 cups flour
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 lb. manouri or cottage cheese
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Olive oil for frying
How to Bake Sweet Cheese Pies:
Prepare the dough by combining the flour, olive oil, salt and water. Leave, covered, for an hour.
Mix cheese, egg, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl
Roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick, onto a floured board and cut into small rounds 3 inches in diameter. Place 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture on each round of dough, moisten edges; fold over and seal well, pressing the edges together with a fork.
Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and serve hot.
This post was written by Greek Boston