Spinach pie (Spanakopita)

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Spinach pie (Spanakopita)


baking pan diametre: 20cm



500g spinach

100g (Feta) cheese

1 egg

2 garlic cloves

50g butter


Pie sheets:

250g flour

10g salt

30ml olive oil

100ml water

1 tbsp vinegar


+olive oil, flour -> baking pan

+butter -> brush on the pie


While travelling through Greece and in the Greek restaurants and stores in Romania, I’ve had my fair share of spinach pie (Spanakopita). I’m crazy about it. So, why not bake my version of Spanakopita at home?


Place baking parchment on the bottom of a baking pan with a detachable bottom, cutting out the excess paper. Oil the side with olive oil and flour it.  

First, make the dough for the pie sheets, mixing the flour, salt, olive oil, water, and vinegar. Knead and split the dough into four equal parts.

Make the dough for Spanakopita

Then, make the filling (Marcel helped out). Wash and clean the spinach. Sauté in butter until it softens. Spill out the excess liquid and add the crumbled cheese, the beaten egg, and the crushed garlic. Leave for three more minutes to cook on low heat.

Wash and clean the spinach for Spanakopita

Roll out the pie sheets, one by one, adding the filling and folding the edges of the sheets. You’ll have three such double layers, with one last sheet covering them all (butter it before it goes into the oven).

Sheet, filling, sheet, filling...

Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C for 25 minutes.


P.S. Pies entirely baked at home are wonderful!

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