Sunday, August 23, 2020

Cheat’s seskoulopita

This is for you, Ελένη μου! Sometimes I make a pie very akin to Greek spanakopitta or tyropitta but using ready made sheets of frozen puff pastry instead of phyllo. Yes, I know it is not the traditional way. But let’s face it, if you are in a hurry, you can create a very nice product more quickly using frozen puff pastry.  Imagine my amazement recently when Ελένη sent me a photo of her tyropitta made with puff pastry! Yes, it is a thing and I can surely enjoy it as a fast-food thing if my Greek teacher does?


Half bunch silverbeet (including stalks)
2 spring onions
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp Sambal oelek
375 gr ricotta
100 gr fetta
1 egg
2 sheets frozen puff pastry


Place a steamer on the stove and bring water to the boil
Remove pastry from freezer to thaw
Turn on oven to preheat to 180c
Meanwhile roughly chop half a bunch of silverbeet including white stalks
Add to steamer
Chop spring onions and add to steamer
Crush garlic and add to steamer
Add Sambal oelek
Steam until vegetables tender
Place ricotta in mixing bowl
Crumble fetta and add
Add egg
Add steamed vegetables
Stir to mix completely
Place one sheet of pastry in the bottom of a square oven dish
Spoon the mixture on the pastry and smooth 
Place the second sheet of pastry over the vegetables and cheese
Fold the two sheets of pastry together and press to seal
Sprinkle poppyseed on top
Cook in 180c oven for 45 minutes

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