Easy Banitsa Recipe
Serves: 4
  • 3 eggs
  • 400 gr of feta cheese or if possible the original Bulgarian Sirene cheese.
  • 100 gr of striped cheddar cheese
  • 100 gr of scratched mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Greek yogurt or plain yogurt, unsweetened and creamy
  • 50 gr of butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  2. For the preparation, the first thing we need to do is the filling, for which we will mix: the cheeses with yogurt, butter and eggs in a grinder or termomix, reserving one of the yolks to paint the banitsa before going to the oven.
  3. There are many recipes on the internet that use many more eggs but in my opinion the filling is very liquid with so much, so I have reduced it and it has turned out very well.
  4. Once we have the mixture we take care of the dough, for which we will cut large rectangles of the filo dough or puff pastry into rectangles, normally a pack of dough brings 2 portions, each of which we cut as follows, We will maintain the total length of dough and the width divide it into 3 portions.
  5. At this point we have 2 options, one is to make 2 large banitsas and another is to make 6 singles, and that I leave to the taste of the consumer.
  6. If we have opted for the big ones, then paste the 3 rectangles of each dough and place the filling in the Center, enough so that it can be then wrapped, roll and get a long cylinder, which will roll circular from a tip that will be in the center outward as if it were a shingles.
  7. In the same way we proceed with the other portions of dough according to what you have decided to do.
  8. Then, smear a little butter on the baking sheet and place the panties, paint with beaten egg yolk and bring to the oven for about 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, serve and enjoy
Recipe by SmartSexyPaleo at https://smartsexypaleo.com/easy-banitsa-recipe-filo-pastry-pie/