Feta & Yogurt Wrapped in Phyllo
PREP TIME: 15 minutes (plus time for making yogurt)
BAKING TIME: 25 to 30 minutes
MAKES: 4 servings
5 ounces feta, crumbled
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons thyme honey
½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
4 (9-by-14-inch) #4 or #5 sheets phyllo dough, at room temperature (if frozen, thawed according to package directions)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
About ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish
About ½ teaspoon black sesame seeds, for garnish
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the feta, yogurt, egg, honey, and thyme leaves until combined well.
2. Place 1 phyllo sheet on your work surface with the wide end facing you. Brush with butter and fold over horizontally to form a 9-by-7-inch rectangle and brush with butter. Place one quarter of the filling on the end closest to you, leaving a 2-inch border and fold in the sides; brush the sides with butter. Fold the phyllo end closest to you over the filling and continue folding to the end of the phyllo to form a packet; brush all over with butter. Place packet, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Repeat with remaining phyllo, butter, filling, and seeds to make 3 more packets.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until phyllo is golden brown. Garnish with thyme sprigs and serve immediately.
Recipe by Kelly Salonica Staikopoulos
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For other recipes using Greek yogurt, check out our blogs:
Greek Chocolate Love featuring Chocolate Soufflés with Greek Yogurt
Mediterranean Diet Resolution Recipes: Sweet Success featuring Berry-Oat Parfait
Greek Yogurt is also featured in our Tzatziki recipe, from our Meze and Spreads & Dips cookbooks, on Amazon.
To learn more about Cheesefare Week, check out our blog on Greek Cheese~Delectable Varieties & Uses.
I hope you enjoy making this week’s yogurt pastry. Stay tuned for more Greek recipes in upcoming blogs.
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