Who invented tiropita?
History. Layered dishes like tiropita may originate from layered pan-fried breads developed by the Turks of Central Asia before their westward migration to Anatolia in the late Middle Ages (cf. baklava).
When was tiropita invented?
The first document about tiropita of Patmos dates back to the early 1900’s, even if its origin is probably older. These cakes were prepared at homes in spring, especially at Easter, when there was an abundance of milk and eggs, which were the main ingredients.
Where did Tiropita come from?
What kind of cheese is used in Greek tiropitakia?
A delicious traditional Greek ‘Tiropitakia’ recipe suitable for every time of the day, as starter or mid-day snack! To prepare this traditional tiropitakia recipe (Greek feta cheese triangles) we crumble the feta cheese and mix it with two different kinds of yellow cheese for extra flavour.
What kind of feta is in a tiropita?
There are many tiropita variations, the traditional version contains feta, eggs, homemade phyllo and olive oil. There are also the mini triangle tiropitakia, most often served at parties, tiropita shaped like a snail or single serving tiropites that come in various shapes.
What’s the best way to make a tiropitakia?
Cut the sheets into three or four lanes (depending on if you like the tiropitakia to be small or larger). At the end of each lane add one tablespoon of the filling. Fold one corner to form a triangle and continue folding the triangle upon itself, until the entire piece of phyllo is used.
What kind of pastry is used for tiropita?
There are also the mini triangle tiropitakia, most often served at parties, tiropita shaped like a snail or single serving tiropites that come in various shapes. During one period about 60-70 years ago, the tiropita that contained béchamel and made with puff pastry (instead of phyllo) became popular.