TYROPITAKIA KOUROU / GREEK FLUFFY MINI CHEESE PIES
These beauties are perfect for any occasion. WARNING….they’re very addictive! Delicious little feta filled cheese pies wrapped in a homemade, fluffy dough!
*125 gr butter, melted
*2/3 cup sunflower
*1/2 cup Greek yogurt
*1 tbsp dried yeast
*2 tsp baking powder
*1 tsp salt
*2 tbsp sugar
*1 cup warm water
*4-6 cups all purpose flour , sifted
*crumbled feta cheese
*2 egg yolks for brushing
In a large bowl, mix the yeast with water and 1/2 tbsp of sugar, and set aside for 5 minutes.
Add in the oil, yogurt and eggs. Stir and add the butter, salt and the rest of the sugar. Stir and add the baking powder and flour.
Knead until soft and fluffy dough. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes.
On a clean surface, sprinkle flour and divide the dough into balls (size of large mandarin)
Lightly press each ball and place a full spoon of crumbled feta cheese on each circle and fold the dough, creating a half-moon.
Place tyropitakia on a baking sheet.
After filling the pan, cover it with a clean kitchen towel for 10 minutes. Brush with egg and bake at 180 degrees until golden.