A short while ago my friend N. and I made a cheese & mushroom tart but had some left-over shortcrust pastry. We quickly dismissed the possibility of throwing out the pastry, & decided to improvise & make little cheese pies (tyropitakia, in greek). This is what we did:
We mixed up some feta cheese with a bit of greek yoghurt, added some dried mint, some fresh parsley, chopped up, & some olive oil (not too much). We then cut up the shortcrust pastry in 5 squares, put some of the mixture in each, & shaped them loosely (as you can see in the picture, our little cheese pies were by no means shaped in a brilliant or professional looking way!) We then baked them at around 180-200 degrees celcius, until they looked ready (can’t give you an exact amount of time!)
The result? We both agreed that these were even more delicious than our cheese & mushroom tart, & we concluded that improvisation is always the way to go… Will surely be making these again!