Yiayia Maria’s Kolokithopita saw me through my studies and5/28/2021, 8:00:04 AM
Yiayia Maria’s Kolokithopita saw me through my studies and time in the artists studio. She made me trays and trays of it for lunch and dinner especially during my late night lectures. Kolokithopita has always been my favourite kind of pita! Here is her very special recipe ❤️. Please tag me if you recreate her recipe🧡. Ingredients: 3-4 eggs. 4 cups grated pumpkin. 1 large grated onion. 1 cup crumbled feta cheese. ½ cup grated kefalogaviera cheese. ½ cup olive oil. 1 cup chopped fresh dill or fennel fronds. ½ cup chopped fresh mint. 2 cups self-raising flour or 1 ½ cups semolina. Salt and pepper to taste. . Antoniou @antonioufillopastry fillo Pastry. Olive oil for brushing layers. Sesame seeds for sprinkling over filo. Tips before you begin. 1. If you intend to use self-raising flour, it is important to squeeze out the excess liquid from the grated pumpkin using a cloth. 2. If you intend to use semolina, squeezing the pumpkin is not an essential step as it will absorb all the liquid from the pumpkin. 3. Be mindful when adding your seasoning. Feta cheese and kefalogaviera both add salt to the filling, so do not add too much extra salt. To check, it is best to taste the mixture before you add the eggs to gage for seasoning. Method: 1. Preheat oven to 170-180 degrees Celsius 2. Combine all pumpkin mixture ingredients into one bowl. 3. Grease a 12” baking tray generously with olive oil. Line single sheets of Antoniou Fillo pastry into your baking tray brushing olive oil in between each layer. Start the base with about 6-7 layers. 4. Spoon pumpkin filling into the tray and spread it our evenly over the fillo pastry and fold the overhanging edges in. 5. Add another 5-7 layers of fillo pastry on top of the pumpkin mixture with olive oil brushed in between each layer and tuck the edges into the sides. Be sure to also brush the top layer with olive oil and gently cut through the pastry with a sharp knife. 6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 45 minutes or until golden. Allow the Kolokithopita to cool slightly before cutting and enjoy! Kali Orexi. ❤️❤️ Yiayia Maria and Mary @marys _kouzina .