Melitinia (Sweet Cheese Pastries)

"These pastries originate in the Cyclades. Soft mizithra goat's milk cheese is used as a filling but ricotta can be used as a substitute. From Modern Greek."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
24 pastries
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well so that all the ingredients are blended.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the flour into the mixture and combine.
  • To make the pastry, place remaining flour in another large bowl and add olive oil.
  • Begin to make dough by kneading the mixture, gradually adding the water and continuing to knead the mixture into a soft dough (add more water if necessary).
  • Roll out pastry on lightly floured board as thinly as possible.
  • Cut 3 1/2 inch circles in pastry with wine glass or pastry cutter.
  • Pinch sides upward to make octagonal cases.
  • Place pastries on an oiled baking sheet and spoon a tablespoon of filling into each pastry case.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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