Small Cheese Balls (Tyropitakia) without Phyllo Pastry

May 25, 2018

I borrowed this recipe from my new facebook friend Anthia and I thank her so much for it. Just do it. You don’t need to have any experience in baking. It only takes 10 minutes, and a bowl. You mix everything in it using your hands and there you are.  Your “tyropitakia” are already in the oven. Ideal for breakfast, school snack, birthday parties and summer nights with a glass of wine.

Hands on:        10 minutes

Cooking time:  25 minutes

Serves:             35 small balls





3,5 cups self-rising flour

1 cup Greek Yogurt

1 cup olive oil

1.5 cups crumbled Feta cheese

1.5 cups grated cheeses (whatever you have)

3 eggs + 1 egg for brushing on top

1 tablespoon mint or oregano (dry) (optional) 

Sesame seeds (optional)

How to do it

  1. Preheat the oven to 170oC

  2. Take a big bowl and combine all the ingredients until incorporated.

  3. Shape into balls.

  4. Place a parchment paper on a baking tray and place the balls on.

  5. Mix the extra egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush the balls on top.

  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  7. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden.

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