Mini Cheese pies
These mini cheese pies are so tasty, and so handy! The ideal snack for packed lunches, picnics and birthdays, they are simple to make and everyone seems to love them.
These little hand pies take me right back to being a little girl in Rhodes. My mother would make them for the family, and she would call myself and my sister in to help her. My mom would make the dough, and my sister would stuff them with cheese and shape them. I did the ‘finishing touches’! I remember taking up my spot in front of the oven, and refusing to move a muscle until they were done; I was so impatient for them to be cooked! Bite into one of these still warm from the oven, and you’ll get why!
In a medium sized bowl add the feta cheese, cheddar, ricotta, egg and pepper. Crumble all ingredients with a fork and mix them until they’re all combined and set aside.
In a separate bowl add the butter, yoghurt, egg, salt and the flour. Mix them by hand until well combined or until the dough is soft and no longer sticks to your hands.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough (about 3mm thick) and use a cup or a cutter to cut rounded dough shapes (about 9cm in diameter).