Check out this traditional Greek culinary delight, provided by the Atsas family, from PBS Food's Lidia Celebrates America; Part 2: A Greek Orthodox Baptism in Ohio.
- For the dough:
- 4 ¼ cups flour, self-rising (If you don’t have self-rising flour, then use regular flour with
- 6 teaspoons of baking powder and little bit of salt & pepper)
- 1 ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup plain yogurt (regular)
- 2 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- For the filling:
- 400 grams of feta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons butter, melted
- For egg wash:
- 1 egg, beaten
- Water if desired
- In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1 cup plain yogurt, a dash of salt and pepper, and the 1 ¼ cup of melted butter (cooled). Add the flour slowly, and let it sit for 1 hour to rise.
- In a separate bowl, prepare the filling. Crumble the feta cheese and mix in 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of melted butter, and a little bit of pepper.
- Divide the dough to make 32 tiropita. Roll the dough to a thin layer. Use a round cookie cutter (about 8 cm diameter). Put 1 tablespoon of filling in the dough and fold into a halfmoon shape. Seal the edges with a fork or finger. Place on baking sheet. Brush egg wash over the tiropita. Bake at 400°F until golden, approximately 30 minutes.