Mini “Kourou” Cheese Pies

Lovely Golden Mini “Kourou” Cheese Pies by Aspassia & Manos!

the food interpreters

In terms of taxonomy ‘tyropita’ (cheese pie) is a family. It has two genera, depending on the type of surrounding dough – kourou or filo. Filo is the thin pastry you can buy, or, if you feel more courageous, prepare by yourself. Kourou dough by default contains yogurt or milk, is thicker, and more straightforward to make. The kourou variety is a common snack that children have in school and overprotective mothers pack for adolescents to have when traveling with boats to summer holidays. Here is our version:

Makes about 20 mini cheese pies

  • 300ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 300ml buttermilk, lukewarm
  • 8g dry yeast
  • 580g all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 250g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 150g anthotiro cheese (or ricotta), crumbled
  • 70g gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp milk and 2 Tbsp olive oil for glazing
  • sesame or nigella seeds…

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