How to make it

  • Pastry:
  • You have to make everything fast and in a cold area. On the table, dust the flour and make a whole in the middle, put inside the water, melted butter, lemon juice and salt. Work the dough to get a medium soft consistency. Leave it for 15 -20 min. Try to sleep - as the hard work is starting now! Roll out the dough to a 1cm thickness. Put slices of cold butter and cover on top and cover with dough, closing it like an envelope. Cover and let it cool 10 min. Roll the dough and fold it in 3 to 4 times. You have to keep on folding it, this way, the pastry is formed by placing pats of chilled butter between layers of pastry dough, rolling it out, folding it in thirds, and letting it rest. Repeat at least 8 times - you will have a pastry with many layers of dough and butter. Told you it ain't easy!
  • Filling:
  • Leave raisins 1/2 hour in the cognac or rum.
  • Beat the eggs with sugar , lemon zest, add the butter and the cottage cheese. Add the flour or the cream of wheat. At the end mix in the raisins.
  • Use half of the pastry layered ( after you rolled it, of course) at the bottom of the pan. Pour the cheese filling. Add the other half of rolled pastry .
  • Bake at 375F for 45 min. Keep an eye on it after 30 min, each oven bakes differently.

Reviews & Comments 8

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Flagged as beautiful!
    Nice job on the home made puff pastry
    High Five
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    MMM...sounds really delicious, thank you Elena!! I love the creamy texture
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    angelica14 ate it and said...
    THis sounds like you are making a lemon flavored pastry dough. That has got to taste heavenly. ZI am trying to imagine how good this pie would taste. Out of this world creamy - sweet.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    "an air if suffication" 22566? How funny! Yes, I would suffocate too because i would be cramming these into my mouth ;-)

    Great recipe Elga, I LOVE greek pastries!
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    hmmmmmmmmmm cottage cheese recip....thx fr the post.........
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • 22566 9 years ago
    Thank-you for this recipe,it contributes an air of suffication,classical,and the presentation is wonderful..

    Hope you and your family are having a good day.

    Kind Regards
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    dont ya know this has gotta be delicous high5 thanks
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes