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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 & Hostel in Athens, Greece Lozanni
8.2 10
Lozanni
54, Kapodistriou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Hotel and Hostel Lozanni is located in the heart of Athens, 400 meters from Omonoia Square and from Omonoia metro station. Syntagma, the main square of Athens is 20 minutes on foot. Piraeus Port can be reached within 25 minutes using the electric railway. Elefthérios Venizélos Airport is 36 km away.

Boutique Hotel in Athens, Greece Anixi Boutique Hotel
8.7 10
Anixi Boutique Hotel
17, Marathonos Ave., Anixi, 14569 Athens, Greece

Anixi Boutique Hotel is located in Athens, 26 km away from the city centre. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 36 km away and Piraeus Port is 34 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Sparta Team Hotel
8 10
Sparta Team Hotel
21, Menandrou Str., 10563 Athens, Greece

Sparta Team Hotel is located in the centre of Athens, just a 8-minute walk from Omonoia Metro Station and Monastiraki Metro Station. The port of Piraeus is 11 km away.


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