Cheese Stuffed Bread - Tiropsomo
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A delicious cheese stuffed bread
Recipe type: Greek Breads
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1¼ cup bread flour
  • 3.5 grams of dried yeast (1/2 of 7g packet found in stores)*
  • 1½ cups crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  1. In a large bowl, mix together regular and bread flour, salt, and yeast.*
  2. Add, honey, oil, milk, egg white, and water.
  3. Mix until a dough ball in formed (add more water if too dry).
  4. Sprinkle flour on countertop, and knead dough for about 10 minutes.
  5. Brush large bowl with olive oil, and place kneaded dough in and brush top with more oil.
  6. Cover and let rise for at least 1 hour (should almost double in size).
  7. Remove dough and separate into 4 equal parts.
  8. Roll out on floured countertop. Each piece should be about 2-2½ inches wide, and about .5 inch thick.
  9. Sprinkle cheese in the center of each strip, moving lengthwise.
  10. Pinch the two ends together, enclosing the cheese in the dough.**
  11. With the seam facing right, roll from bottom to top, creating a pinwheel.
  12. Place on greased baking sheet.
  13. Repeat for remaining strips.
  14. Brush tops of each pinwheel with melted butter, and cover and let rise for 1 hour (double in size).
  15. Make an egg wash (egg yoke and splash of water) and brush each bread piece.
  16. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  17. Place in 400F oven for 30-40min, until golden brown.
  18. Serve warm and enjoy!
--Prep time includes rising of dough--
* add a few tablespoons of warm water to activate yeast if needed. Once the yeast is active, about 5 min, add to flour during second step.
**Have a little water nearby as this part works best with the help of some water to keep the ends sealed.
SERVING: makes 4 pinwheel stuffed bread loafs.
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