Recipe: Cretan Small Cheese Pies (Kalitsounia Kritis)

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Delicious little pies that you can nibble at as you stroll around the party, plate in hand


  • 3 teacups flour
  • salt
  • water
  • 1lb. (450g) unsalted cheese, e.g. cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mint
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 glass of olive oil for frying
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Put the flour in a bowl and blend in some salt and water to form a thick dough
    2. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board and cut into round shapes with a pastry cutter or drinking glass
    3. Place the cheese, egg and finely chopped mint in a bowl and mix together
    4. Place a teaspoon of the mixture into the middle of each round shaped pastry
    5. Fold half of the pastry over the filling, pressing the open ends of a fork along the folded end of the pie
    6. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat and fry the pies until they are a golden colour
    7. Place the pies on a serving plate, sprinkle with sugar and serve

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