Author Topic: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!  (Read 4086 times)

Offline Tyropitas

  • New Cheese
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Cheeses: 0
  • Default personal text
Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« on: December 10, 2009, 09:09:22 AM »

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 10:16:18 PM »
Very nice Tyropitas thank you!

Offline MrsKK

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Wisconsin
  • Posts: 1,876
  • Cheeses: 61
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 07:52:04 AM »
Is there a way to see these in English?  I don't even know what a cheesepie is, but I am intrigued.

Offline Alex

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Haifa,Israel
  • Posts: 732
  • Cheeses: 27
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 09:31:32 AM »
Karen, try Google Translate, or may be Tyropitas will be so kind and translate for us.
Alex-The Cheesepenter

Offline Boofer

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Parkland, Washington
  • Posts: 4,246
  • Cheeses: 215
  • Contemplating cheese
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 09:40:58 AM »
Karen - This isn't the most elegant method.  8)

For each page you'd like to read in another language, you'll need to grab the URL and drop it into this page at "Translate a web page", select Greek-to-English or whatever conversion you'd like, click "Translate", and voila!

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/?lin=en&translate_me=yes

-Boofer-
Let's ferment something!
Bread, beer, wine, cheese...it's all good.

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 11:29:51 AM »
I do the same thing Boofer.  Microsoft has a thing called live search the works too but it also load a bunch of other crap into your toolbar.

Offline MrsKK

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Wisconsin
  • Posts: 1,876
  • Cheeses: 61
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 01:52:55 PM »
Thanks!  I'll try the translator this weekend when I'm working...after all the real work is done and I'm struggling to stay awake, of course!

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 03:41:57 PM »
Here you go karen ...
I have no idea what some of these ingredients are though ...


Offline Alex

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Haifa,Israel
  • Posts: 732
  • Cheeses: 27
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Cheesepies!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 03:51:21 AM »
Debi, your efforts are really-really most appreciated
Alex-The Cheesepenter

Offline MrsKK

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Wisconsin
  • Posts: 1,876
  • Cheeses: 61
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2009, 08:05:39 AM »
Thanks, Debi!  I still want to learn how to use the translating program, though.

It is interesting to read, though. 

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2009, 10:42:49 PM »
Your welcome. I'd be lost witout bablefish. I've been using it for years. It's actually simple once you try it.

Offline Lennie

  • Mature Cheese
  • ****
  • Posts: 158
  • Cheeses: 4
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 08:25:19 AM »
I always loved the spanokopita (spinach pie) at the Mediterranean Restaurant where I lived years ago.  I'll have to try this with wonton dough, feta and eggs.  The key is a flaky layered crust like a baklava is made from.  And of course, plenty of cheese!

Offline DeejayDebi

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Connecticut
  • Posts: 5,803
  • Cheeses: 95
    • Deejays Smoke Pit and DSP Forums
Re: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 08:07:27 PM »
I love spinch pie but that's one of those things I really love to eat and no one else here does - spinch or any other type of greens.

Offline John (CH)

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Katy, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Posts: 4,070
  • Cheeses: 60
Re: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2010, 07:40:32 AM »
When in Vancouver Canada visiting my folks in early February we had a walk along Commercial Drive in E Van and went into a Mediterranean Store that seemed to be mainly Greek.

Bought and took these pictures of what they called "Cheese Pies" which they told me had mix of Feta & Ricotta cheeses. We bought the ones freshly out of the oven cooling on a wax paper lined baking tray for CDN3 each. They were fantastic, best ones ever had, slightly salty as expected with Feta, excuse teeth marks in photos ;D.

Also took pictures of their Feta's including one in a barrel.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2010, 07:49:08 AM by John (CH) »

Offline Alex

  • Old Cheese
  • *****
  • Location: Haifa,Israel
  • Posts: 732
  • Cheeses: 27
  • Default personal text
Re: Tyropites - Greek Cheese Pies!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2010, 09:20:29 AM »
They are awesome, they are called "Bourekas" and are of Turkish, Greek, Armenian and other origin. The filling may be cheese, potatoes, spinach (very tasty) and even ground meet.
Fortunately, we have them almost in every corner in Israel, "Bachar" (now I see they are even in NY) are the best. We also make them by ourselves and are best served with hard boiled eggs and olives.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bourekasbachar.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/frozensample.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bourekasbachar.com/id89.html&usg=__nCUOVjlUROpysDUkUEC7aaUrErw=&h=402&w=640&sz=61&hl=en&start=15&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=5d6wGTfcJ5tEgM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbourekas%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1
« Last Edit: February 27, 2010, 09:27:56 AM by Alex »
Alex-The Cheesepenter