Gorgeous Crumbled Phyllo Cheese Pie (Patsavourotyropita)

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photo by Andreas Spyrou

I created this beautiful pie while preparing for a photo shoot. My very talented food stylist Roula, had a momentary artistic block. This gave me time to grab the phyllo from the fridge and start cooking. Since I didn’t have much time, I had to create something quick and fuss free. So this pie couldn’t be easier. It’s delicious, creamy, full of tasty cheese and absolutely gorgeous.
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Tahini Pie

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Definitely one of the most delicious, traditional Cypriot recipes. Tahini pie is probably one of the most grossing items in any bakery store in Cyprus. It’s a sweet pastry coil filled with creamy tahini and cinnamon. I absolutely love it, so creating a simpler version for the home baker was something I really wanted to create. Continue reading

“Tsoureki” – Greek Easter Bread

tsoureki uncut.jpgI remember when I was a kid, people took Greek Easter far more seriously. Easter Thursday and Friday were mourning days and everything was shut, from grocery stores to restaurants. There was no TV and fasting for 40 days was the norm. As a kid with no religious aspirations at the time, surely I hated the fact I couldn’t watch TV for 2 days, but my greatest protest was not being able to eat “tsoureki” until Easter Sunday. Continue reading

Rose Phyllo Pie with Orange-Vanilla Custard

orange top.jpgI will not write a long intro. I already did that when I wrote my “Portokalopita” recipe (Greek orange pie). You see, I had to share everything about the culinary challenges I had to face when baking this divine, Greek, traditional, dessert pie. It drove me crazy! But it all ended well and I was one happy gal, until a lovely cook I follow on Instagram (@pastrywithjenn), posted a video on how to bake a phyllo pastry, milk pie. Continue reading