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Cheese filled Fried Bread (Tyropsomo)

Cheese stuffed Fried Bread

Hey there everyone,

I’ve had a bit of a strange or should I say stressful week.  I’m not sure if it’s the heat or the way the planets are aligned…or just maybe I’m tired.  I had the opporunity yesterday to take the day off from work, and meet up with my mom and cousin. 🙂  We spent a lovely day together just chatting and catching up on each other news.  I am going to be honest.  I loved living, and growing up in NYC, but I seriously miss not living in Greece anymore.  Sometimes, I think about how my life was here, and the differences from where I am living now. Hugeeee!!  

The first time I tried this fried bread is when I came to Greece on a summer vacation back in the 70’s, I was 11 years old…hehehhe.  We visited some family friends, in the area of Chalkida, Greece where this recipe is orginally from.  I remember watching my mom’s friend frying this bread and I thought to myself  “frying bread”???  What was she doing?? but when we finally sat at the table for lunch, my mom gave me a piece to try and I loved it!!!

I knew that the moment I had some free time I would definitly go to the supermarket, and do some delicious ingredient shopping. 🙂 Once I was settled in I made these little breads, popped them into the freezer for one of those days that I wasn’t in the mood to cook. This might remind of you of a Greek Cheese pie, otherwise known as Tyropitta.  It is definitely  similar in regards to the Greek cheese but not the taste.  This is more of puff pastry dough bread recipe, whereas the Cheese pie (Tyropitta) has  tissue thin sheets of  phyllo dough.  And the bread is fried in Vegetable Oil not baked. 🙂

If you do decide to try out this recipe, I would love to hear your feedback.

Have a great week everyone!! 

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups All Purpose Flour

1 1/2 cups Warm Water

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 package Dry Yeast

2 cups Feta Cheese

Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Honey (optional)

 

PREPARATION:

In a large bowl add flour, salt, and dry yeast.  Mix dry ingredients throughly, make a hole in the middle and continue to add  warm water.  (Set aside for about 20 minutes)  This should make about 3 dough balls.  Roll out one dough ball, fill with cheese mix, flip over excess dough to cover cheese mix.   

Fry both sides until golden brown.

A delicious topping for this bread is Honey!!  You will love it…

KALI MAS OREXI!!! 🙂

Comments (10)

  • Athena Minerva 2 months ago Reply
    I’ve never seen cheese stuffed bread on a menu before. I know in the uk we have fried bread but I think both have fallen out of fashion with the rise of the idea that carbs are bad for you.
    foodzesty 2 months ago Reply
    Hiii if you haven't been to Chalika you might not know about it. I went to the village bakery this morning and they even have cheese stuffed koulouria Thessaloniki's with sesame. :)
  • Yummy two of my favourite things bread and cheese! And to fry them all up into this tasty treat, my oh my. What a great recipe. Thanks Sophie. :) I pray you start feeling more energized very soon :)
    foodzesty 1 month ago Reply
    Thank you so very much Margaret!!!
    It is always my pleasure dear Sophie :)
  • Invisibly Me 2 months ago Reply
    I'm glad you managed to make good use of the day off with seeing your mom & cousin, how often do you usually get to spend time with them? I'm sorry you miss Greece so much, I can imagine the differences between there & NY would be pretty significant! This sounds like some seriously doughy goodness; simple & comforting, definitely want to try this! Caz xx
    foodzesty 1 month ago Reply
    Thanks so much Caz....:)
  • dtills 1 month ago Reply
    OOOH! bread and cheese!! the best combo ever❤️
    foodzesty 1 month ago Reply
    Thanks Dee...Yeppp I agree!!
  • popsiclesociety 1 month ago Reply
    Cheese stuff bread? Sounds heavenly delicious 😋

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