Growing ùp in Cyprùs, and being exposed in all sort of recipes inclùding halloùmi I have to share with yoù these sùper easy and scrùmmy, yùmmy halloùmi pies. They are pretty convenient to take with yoù at work or school and they can freeze as well! Jùst defrost, heat ùp for 15 minùtes and hey presto yoù have hot, fresh halloùmi pies on yoùr plate again!

TRADITIONAL HALLOUMI PIES RECIPE

This recipe, is not the one I learnt from my mùm and nan bùt instead is the recipe ùsed in bakeries. Soon, I will share with yoù my family’s recipe as well.

For now, let’s get baking my darlings!

INGREDIENTS

  • 225gr halloùmi,cùt in small sqùares
  • 500gr plain floùr
  • 1 tsp active yeast
  • 1 tsp sùgar
  • 1/3 cùp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


INSTRÙCTIONS 

In a bowl, mix together the floùr,salt and olive oil. Rùb the two together ùsing yoùr fingers ùntil the mixtùre resembles breadcrùmbs.  Then, mix some warm water, the yeast and sùgar and let it stand for 10 minùtes. The yeast is active when foam is created on top of the mixtùre. Add the yeast mixtùre in the floùr, some more warm water and knead for 10 minùtes. Yoù are looking for a doùgh that’s not yet or dry.Let the doùgh doùble in size, approximately 1 hoùr.

When the doùgh is ready, pre heat the oven at 180°C. Roll the doùgh thinly into a rectangle. Spread the halloùmi chùnks, chopped onion and dried mint over the entire sùrface.

Roll the doùgh into a cylinder shape, starting with the bottom edge, and then cùt into 8 slices.

Place the pies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and sprinkle the top with some sesame seeds. Bake for aboùt one hoùr.



If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it. I’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!