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cheese tart

When I found this Greek cheese tart I was tempted to do it the same day. But I didn’t have feta (Greek cheese) at home…but it remained in my mind, and today I prepared it before lunch.

This cheese tart is so easy to prepare that I was quite doubtful. Then the strong aroma while it was baking (just 20 minutes) wasn’t what I expected and I was quite convinced it was not going to be a recipe I’d post or repeat.

I had all these thoughts …before tasting it. I prepared it in advance thinking about dinnertime… but I couldn’t stop eating it. I found this amazing cheese tart in Saveur.

It can be prepared by anyone – I mean anyone. You don’t need to know anything about cooking. You just have to mix the ingredients and pour into a baker sheet and then adding the feta with your hands. The result is something I cannot explain. The feta itself has a strong taste, but it is perfectly melted here.

If you’re invited to dinner and want to take something, prepare this feta cheese tart and I am sure you will receive a lot of compliments. Well, do you have feta cheese in your fridge? Not? How far is the supermarket ;-D?

  • 5 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tsp of vodka
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1¼ cup of flour (sifted)
  • ¼ Tsp of salt
  • ⅛ Tsp of baking powder
  • 10 oz./280 g of feta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp of butter
  1. Turn on the oven to 250°C/482°F.
  2. Put a 40x30cm (15.7×11.8in) baking sheet inside the oven while you prepare the recipe.
  3. In a bowl whisk 2 Tbsp of oil, 2 Tsp of vodka, 1 egg and 1 cup of water.
  4. In another bowl, mix flour with salt and baking powder.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry one and whisk until well combined.
  6. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and brush it with the remaining oilve oil.
  7. Pour the batter in and spread it to distribute it equally.
  8. Distribute the feta cheese dividing it in small crumbs.
  9. Add the butter in small pieces distributed all over the cheese.
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Let it rest for some minutes before cutting and serving.
  12. Buon appetito!

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