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Greek cheese pies with mizithra and honey

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Greek cheese pies with mizithra and honey

Method

For the dough

  • Add all of the ingredients in a large, plastic bowl except for the flour.
  • Mix them well with a spoon and then, slowly add the flour. Firstly mix with a spoon and then with your hands, until you get a soft dough that doesn’t stick.
  • Add it to the bowl, cover it with a towel, and set it onto the counter or refrigerate for one hour to rest.

For the filling

  • Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl, except for the milk. You want to get a malleable filling.
  • In case the mizithra is a bit dry, add the milk little by little, until you get the desired consistency.

To assemble

  • With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a 1-2 mm sheet, by dusting with flour to prevent it from sticking.
  • With a cookie cutter or a glass, cut round discs of 7-8 cm diameter.
  • Divide the filling to the discs with a small spoon, and fold them in half to create half-moons.
  • With a fork, press the join well so that the cheese pies will not open up while being fried.
  • In case that the dough does not stick to the join, spread with a little water and press with the fork.
  • Add the oil into a large frying pan, let it get very hot, and fry for 2 minutes on each side until they turn nicely golden.
  • Drain them onto kitchen paper and serve them with honey.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

137
Calories (kcal)
7 %

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.

6.8
Total Fat (g)
10 %

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.

2.2
Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

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.

15.0
Total Carbs (g)
6 %

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.

1.1
Sugars (g)
1 %

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.

3.7
Protein (g)
7 %

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.

0.7
Fibre (g)
3 %

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.

0.15
Sodium (g)
3 %

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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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