Spinach pie Recipe
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Spinach pie Recipe

Epirus ● Greece ● 13 July 2016
 

Spinach-Cheese pie with homemade philo dough

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 800 gr hard flour type M
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 400 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar or wine
  • extra olive oil, to spread on philo
  • corn flour to flatten the philo

For the filling

  • 1 kg spinach
  • 1 bunch dill
  • 2 big onions
  • 1 big leek
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 gr feta
  • 150 gr anthotiro (similar with ricotta)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oregano

Utensils-Tools

Brush, Tray, Knife, 2 rolling pins one short-thick and a long,-thin similar with a broomstick, 2 big bowls or basins.

Directions

  1. Wash all the greens and vegetables. If the leafs of the spinach are too big, chop them roughly. Slice thinly the leek and the onions. Mince the dill and use the garlic crusher to add the cloves of garlic.
  2. Add some salt to the spinach and squeeze it with your hands so to strain it well.
  3. In a big bowl or a basin combine the spinach, onions, garlic, olive oil, leek, oregano, salt, pepper, eggs, crumbled feta and anthotiro. Mix them well.
  4. In a big basin or on a table put the flour and make a pit. In there add salt, olive oil, white vinegar or wine. Mix them well with the flour and add gradually the water. Knead the dough with your hands, until you have a soft but not sticky dough.
  5. Cut the dough in 5 round pieces. Take one piece add some corn flour and press it with the thick rolling pin and flatten it as much as you can, form a round shape. Continue the process with the thin rolling pin, adding corn flour when needed. Roll the dough forth and back with the rolling pin until it becomes thin and has the length of the rolling pin.
  6. Brush olive oil in a non sticking tray and lie the phillo in it. Lie three philos and brush some olive oil on top of each of them.
  7. Preheat the oven at 180 Celsius.
  8. Add half of the filling on top of the three philos, lie one philo and then add the rest of the filling.
  9. Fold the four sides of the philos so to cover the surface of the filling and add one more phillo on top of it.
  10. Cut in pieces with a knife, brush the surface with olive oil and sprinkle some water.
  11. Bake it for about an hour, if the surface has browned cover it with aluminum foil so not to get burned. Check if the bottom of the pie has also a golden brown color.
  12. Let it cool a bit and serve.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Claridge Hotel
6.3 10
Claridge Hotel
4, Dorou Str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Claridge Hotel is located in the center of Athens, just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station, which connects directly to Piraeus Port. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 36km away.#

Hotel in Athens, Greece Alma Hotel
6.8 10
Alma Hotel
5, Dorou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Alma Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station, offering easy access to Athens Railway Station and Piraeus Port.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Delphi Art Hotel
8.7 10
Delphi Art Hotel
27, Ag. Konstantinou str., 10437 Athens, Greece

Delphi Art hotel is located in the heart of Athens, opposite The National Theatre and the church of St. Constantine Church. Omonia Metro Station is just 200 meters away.


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