Leek Pie

Delicious leek pie using homemade pastry, which  is light and flaky.  The pie based on Greek Pie-Prasopita.

PRASOPITA

Ingredients:
Homemade pastry-My water pastry
Filling: a fresh leek uses the white part, eggs, Fetta cheese, milk and salt to taste.

Oil and melted Butter, mix together.  Ready for brushing between the pastry.
The quantity for the filling:
one leek, wash and chopped and pan-fried lightly with the olive oil.
200g Feta cheese, crumbled
4 large free range eggs
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste.
Mix all ingredients together.  Now you have the filling as pictured.

My Water Pastry

The ingredients

1 heaped cup plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon oil
Method
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl
Make a well in the centre
Add in the oil and pour the water at once
Mix together to make a smooth dough
Knead the dough for a few minutes until smooth and satiny
Wrap in plastic and rest it at least for 25 minutes
Roll it out, stretch and roll to make fine pastry sheets.

The Dough
Now, you have a smooth dough.  It is ready to roll to make very fine pastry sheets.  You must remember to brush the pastry with melted butter mixed with oil in between for wrapping the pie that makes very flaky pastry.
The Pie
To Serve the pie, cut into wedges and garnished with leafy salad.
The pie freezes well.  However, at our home it won’t last long, we love to eat it fresh on the day that it ‘s baked.  Excellent to be taken out for a picnic, delicious to serve cold.

Good cooking for Autumn, have a go with the recipe and making homemade pastry is fun.

Susi

 

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