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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 Acropolis House
8.8 10
Acropolis House
6, Kodrou Str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Located in the heart of the historic center of Athens, Hotel Acropolis House is a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square which can be easily access via metro or the X95 airport bus. The new Acropolis Museum and The Acropolis are within a 10-minute walk. Athens International Airport is at 39 km.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.


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