Catholic Recipe: Tyropitakia (Small Cheese Cakes)
Soak cheese 5 minutes in small amount of cold water. Drain. Place in bowl. Mash to form paste. Add white sauce, eggs one at a time. Stir well. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, grated nutmeg, parsley. Mix well.
Take up pastry sheet. Fold over 2 inches at end. Continue folding to form strip. Cut strip in half. Repeat for all pastry sheets. Line up strips on pastry board. Brush with melted butter. Put 1 teaspoon filling on end of strip. Roll strip to form small cake. Repeat process for all strips until all pastry and filling utilized. Place cheese cakes on well-buttered baking pan. Brush with melted butter. Bake 20-30 minutes at 350° until golden brown and pastry is crisp. Serve immediately.
Note: These cakes may be fried in hot oil.
Yield, 6 servingsRecipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965