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Greek Cheese Pie with Shortcrust Dough
Greek Cheese Pie with Shortcrust Dough
Method

For the shortcrust pastry

  • Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer, using the whisk attachment until light and fluffy.
  • Lightly whisk the first egg in a small bowl. For the second egg, separate the yolk from the white in separate bowls.
  • Add the salt to the butter and sugar mixture and gradually add the whisked egg and the yolk from the second egg and beat until incorporated. Set the egg white aside until needed.
  • Remove mixer’s bowl from stand and add the flour, semolina and baking powder.
  • Begin stirring with a wooden spoon until it becomes thick and difficult to stir. Then start kneading with your hands to create a nice dough.
  • When ready, wrap shortcrust pastry in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour to chill.
  • When it is completely chilled, prepare the filling.

For the filling

  • Preheat oven to 190* C (374* F) Fan.
  • Grease a 20 cm spring form pan with butter.
  • Grate all of the cheeses, apart from the feta, using the large blades of the cheese grater. Crumble the feta with your hands.
  • In a bowl, add all of the cheese, cream cheese, herbs and pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly. If the types of cheese we are using are not salty enough, add some salt to taste.
  • Set the filling aside and prepare the dough.
  • Divide the dough in half.
  • Dust your working surface with flour and roll out the first half of the dough.
  • Spread it on to the bottom and sides of the spring form pan, allowing the ends of the dough to hang over the edges.
  • Add the filling and fold the overhanging dough inwards.
  • Roll out the second half of the dough, making sure it is slightly larger than the first one because you want to create folds on the surface.
  • Cover the filling and gently work with the dough to create nice pleats or folds.
  • Brush with the reserved egg whites and sprinkle with some cheese.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden.

 

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

268
Calories (kcal)
13 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.9
Total Fat (g)
18 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

8.0
Saturated Fat (g)
40 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

24.2
Total Carbs (g)
9 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

5.8
Sugars (g)
6 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

13.1
Protein (g)
26 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.2
Fibre (g)
5 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.2
Sodium (g)
20 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.