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Mini Cheese Filo Pies ©

May 7, 2012

 

 

 

These are the most delicious home made cheese pies, especially just out of the oven. in fact I always have to make extra in my family, or there are never enough for the table!

Crispy, tasty and perfect for a starter, buffet, picnic and as part of a Meze.

Ideal if you have a few extra hands to help you fold them and always remember to prick with a tooth pick, so that they don’t explode in the oven!

Mini  Filo Cheese Pies

Medium Easy

 

 

6 People

 

 

Oven 200.C

 

Ingredients

1 packet of Filo Pastry  ( Kroustas)

250g Feta cheese

50g Regato ( Strong Cheese )

10g Parmesan

2 eggs lightly beaten

1 tbs finely chopped parsley and or mint

Freshly ground black pepper, pinch salt

125g butter melted for brushing filo

 

Method

1. Turn oven on 200.C.

2. Melt butter in small saucepan and butter baking tray….

3. Unravel filo pastry carefully. Find middle and open out. Remove one layer and quickly rap up packet again, so it does not dry out. Alternatively, cover with damp t- towel.

4. Quickly butter single sheet of filo all over, before it dries out. Cut into strips 3 -4cm wide, with a sharp cooks knife.

5. In a bowl place cheeses and rest of ingredients, mix together.

6. Place a tsp spoon of the mixture onto each strip of filo pastry and start folding. If you are unsure, practice with a strip of paper first. 3cm x 20.

7. Butter well, both sides and last fold over flap.

8. Prick with tooth pick three holes. Not all the way through……IMPORTANT, or they explode and go out of shape…..

9. Place in pre- heated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden…. Be careful not to burn, stay close by towards the end of the cooking time. Turn out onto cake stand to cool!

They are AMAZING, My daughter and I are trying not to eat them all!!!!!!!

When cold place in Freezer bag if wanting to store.

On the day, remove from freezer ten minutes before eating and place in pre-heated oven 200.C . Be careful not to burn! Serve HOT………. Delicious……

This is definitely a recipe to learn and if you have many hands you can make lots…….they can never be too many!

Perfect for a party!

Have fun making them!

Mini Filo Cheese Pies

This is what you are aiming for!

Place ingredients in bowl and mix together.

Add lightly beaten egg.

Remove one sheet of filo carefully from packet. Leave packet covered under wetted t-towel.

Using a pastry brush, brush over with melted butter.

Place no more than a small t-spoon full of the mixture on the strip, as in the photograph and start folding.

Fold as in the photograph and continue folding to the end of the strip.

Even better if you have some help!

Place on buttered baking tray, having buttered well the last fold.

IMPORTANT : Now prick with a tooth-pick each pie, with three holes in the center, not going right the way

through. This is essential to let the steam out, or they will go out of shape and burst!!!

These are so good straight out of the oven that most usually don’t make it to the table!!!

Mini Cheese Pies

Final Result!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2012 9:01 am

    Oh they look so lovely and delicious! I never did anything with filo, so maybe it’s time to start now!

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    • May 8, 2012 11:04 am

      It is not difficult, you just need to get every thing ready and open the filo at the last minute, so that it does not dry out. Wet your t-towel, squeeze out the excess water and cover filo with it, while you make up each sheet.

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  2. May 9, 2012 2:49 pm

    Μπράβο Jane!
    Τώρα ξέρω που θα κοιτάζω για συνταγές!
    Φιλιά! :))

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  3. November 1, 2012 7:59 pm

    I baked them today, they were yummy yummy! And so easy to make! Thanks for this excellent recipe!

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    • November 2, 2012 12:07 am

      I am so pleased, thank you, we make them on christmas day for the children and they are never enough, especially when they first come out of the oven!

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