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Cheese Pastry/Banitsa Sus Sirene

Submitted by

Veselin Vackov (Univerzity Karlovy)

Ingredients

1 kg flour
400 g white brined cheese (Greek style cheese or Danish Feta)
4 eggs
500 g yoghurt
1/2 tsp baking soda
100 g butter
Salt

Serving size

N/A

Measuring units

Metric

Cooking Instructions

Use the flour, salt and 3/2 cupfuls of water to make a hard dough which is divided into first-large balls. Let stand for -1hour, then roll into about lmm thick sheets. In UK, filo-pastry may be used instead. Line with melted butter and top with a mixture of beaten eggs, baking soda, yoghurt and crumbled cheese. Roll together and place in a lined dish, either Lengthwise or in circles. Bake in a moderate oven and some water when ready. Cover with a cloth to make it soft.