Easy Cheesy Triangles (Tiropitakia )🇬🇷🧀
I first started making these 27 years ago. I have been known to cook enough of these tiropites to feed an entire class (many times). The more accolades l got, the more and more l made. It was a vicious wonderful circle of love.
Once a week I would pop them in the oven first thing in the morning so that the kids could take them to school (prep the night before)
I’m pleased to say that it’s been years since my children finished school, but their friends still remember Debbie’s tiropites
The pastry isn't hand made like yiayia Sofia makes it, but she does approve ✔️Don't worry if the cheese squirts out after cooking. These escaping cheesy bits are awesome to eat 😋
And remember 💁🏼♀️Tiro (cheese) + Pitakia (savoury bites) = Tiropitakia 🇬🇷
- 6 sheets thawed puff pastry - 1kg (not low fat or home brand which I find are never the same)
- 250 g smooth full fat ricotta cheese
- 150 g Greek feta cheese crumbed
- 250 g grated mixed yellow cheeses i.e. mozzarella, cheddar and some parmesan)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- some melted butter to brush over the triangles
- Mix all ingredients well in blender or with a spoon
- Cut each pastry piece into 4 squares
- Put a tablespoon of mixture in the middle of each square
- Fold the pastry over into triangle
- Seal edges well with a fork
- Brush top with oil or butter and sprinkle with some water
- Place on lined tray in oven and cook until golden brown like in the photo at appox 200 C. Timing varies with every oven, so keep an eye out on them. Mine usually take about 30 - 40 mins and l flip them over when they have browned on one side.
Tips and Tricks
- If the pastry breaks as you are making the tiropites, you can mend it by pinching it back together.
- If you want smaller triangles, you can cut again when they have cooled down a bit.
Practice makes perfect!