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Tiropita
Tiropita Greek dish.jpg
Tiropita with garnish on blue glass plate
Type Börek
Place of origin Greece
Main ingredients Phyllo, cheese
Cookbook:Tiropita  Tiropita

Tiropita or tyropita (τυρóπιτα, literally cheese-pie) is a Greek layered pastry food in the burek family, made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with a cheese-egg mixture.[1]

Another variety is the spiral Skopelos Cheese Pie in which long strips of cheese stuffed phyllo are formed into a spiral and deep fried.

Tiropita can also be made in a large pan (ταψί [taˈpsi]) and cut into individual portions after baking. The individual form is sold in bakeries throughout Greece, where it is a popular breakfast and snack food. Alternatives to tiropita are spanakopita, a pie with spinach, as well as bougatsa.

In Greece, one can find many varieties of Tyropita:

  • Kourou: Surrounded by a thick pastry.
  • Sfoliata: Surrounded by puff-pastry.
  • Horiatiki: Made in a Tapsi pan.
  • Tyropitakia: Bite-sized.
  • Skopelitiki: Made in the shape of a twirl.

Regular tiropita fillings usually consist of feta cheese, egg, butter and yogurt. However, "kasseropita" contains kasseri instead of feta cheese and, unlike regular tiropita, does not contain yogurt.

Tiropita is usually eaten in the mid-morning by Greeks. Breakfast consists only of coffee and sometimes buttered bread. Then a mid-morning snack may consist of tyropita (more commonly) or spanakopita.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyropita (Cheese puffs)

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5 news items

 
The Republican - masslive.com
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700

And, there's still more, including and green beans made Greek style with tomatoes, onions, garlic and several herbs and spices; and tiropita made of feta cheese and egg wrapped and baked in filo dough. On the sweet side, there will be rice pudding ...
 
Nashville Scene
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700

Unfortunately, there is one casualty of the years; it doesn't appear that there will be a return of my favorite item from the menus of years past, the saganaki, but there's still plenty of tiropita, spanakopita, dolmas, and other Greek specialties ...
 
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:01:47 -0700

For the Chocoholics: Thantaos apo sokolata means “death by chocolate” in Greek. It's one of the festival's rich desserts! Best Value Meal: The Plato Platter: Chicken oreganato, pastitso, spanakopita, dolmathes, potatoes, tiropita, a small Greek salad ...

Sactown Magazine

Sactown Magazine
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:23:11 -0700

For instance, check out the “Taverna”—where wine and mezedes (appetizers) like fried calamari and gyros with tzatziki will be served—or head over to the farm-to-fork food court to try everything from tiropita (bites of cheese-stuffed phyllo dough) to ...

Greek Reporter

Greek Reporter
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700

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