The Fastest, Practical, and Delicious Swirled Pie

For 20 years, this swirled pie recipe has been a reliable favorite. It’s quick, practical, and incredibly delicious, making it perfect for any occasion. Let’s get started on creating this delightful treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 600 ml water (or 3 cups of 200 ml each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups flour (or as needed)
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 200 ml oil (1 cup)
  • Feta or any other cheese to your taste, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • Sesame seeds (black and white) for sprinkling

Procedure

Step 1: Prepare the Dough

  1. Combine Yeast and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of dry yeast.
  2. Add Water: Pour in 3 cups of room temperature water and stir with a spatula until the yeast starts to rise.
  3. Add Salt and Flour: Add 1 teaspoon of salt and gradually incorporate 6 cups of flour, adding it in two stages.
  4. Knead the Dough: Start kneading the dough with a spatula. When the dough becomes too thick to mix, transfer it to a floured work surface and knead with your hands until it is smooth, compact, and no longer sticks to your fingers.

Step 2: Shape the Dough

  1. Form the Dough: Shape the dough into a thick roller and cut it into 15 equal pieces.
  2. Prepare for Resting: Form each piece into a cylinder.
  3. Rest the Dough: Place 100 g of melted butter and 100 ml of oil in a fireproof bowl or deep plate. Arrange the dough cylinders in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rest for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Stretch and Fill the Dough

  1. Stretch the Dough: Grease the dough pieces well with the butter-oil mixture. Stretch each piece with your fingers until it becomes very elastic.
  2. Add Cheese: Place shredded cheese along one end of the stretched dough and roll it up starting from the cheese end.
  3. Form the Swirl: Repeat with all dough pieces. In a round baking pan, start from the center and twist the strips in a circular pattern until the pan is filled.

Step 4: Final Preparations and Baking

  1. Prepare for Baking: Brush the swirled pie with a beaten egg and sprinkle generously with black and white sesame seeds.
  2. Bake: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Bake the pie until it is golden brown on top and cooked through, approximately 30-35 minutes.

Notes

  • Cheese Tip: If the cheese you are using is not salty, crush and salt it beforehand for added flavor.
  • Dough Elasticity: The dough will become very elastic and easy to stretch, making it simple to shape and fill.

Serving Suggestions

This swirled pie is best enjoyed warm, straight from the oven. It makes an excellent snack, appetizer, or even a light meal.

Nutrition Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 350mg

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This swirled pie is not only quick and easy to make, but it’s also incredibly tasty. The combination of the crispy, buttery pastry with the creamy, savory cheese filling is irresistible. Perfect for any time of day, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

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