Greek Peinirli - Specialty Bread

Greek Peinirli - Specialty Bread Recipe

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This recipe has been posted here for play in CQ3 - Greece. This recipe is from website: Recipe for Peinirli (pronounced peeneerlee).

It is a boat-shaped bread with a buttery-cheese filling, though meat can also be added. Greek Kaseri cheese is best, but if you can't get this, then use a yellow cheese that melts easily.


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8 pieces Peinirli
3 Hr
30 Min


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500 g all-purpose white flour
500 g bread flour
50 g fresh yeast
100 g melted butter
200 ml milk
1 egg
14.79 ml honey
14.79 ml salt


1 kg kasseri cheese, roughly grated
150 g butter
4.92 ml oregano leaves, whole
8 ham slices (optional)
8 slice bacon, cooked (optional)

How to Make Greek Peinirli - Specialty Bread


  • 1Warm the milk to make it slightly tepid and put in a mixing bowl, now add the honey and dissolve it, then add the yeast and dissolve it.
  • 2Mix the 2 types of flour together and then add 200g of this mixture to the milk and mix well.
  • 3Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes, to activate the yeast and rise.
  • 4Put the remaining flour in a large bowl and add the salt and melted butter.
  • 5Beat the egg in a little tepid water and add to the mixture.
  • 6Add the flour and yeast mixture to this mixture and knead well, adding some tepid water to make a non-sticky pliable dough.
  • 7Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in a warm place for approximately 1 hour until it has doubled in size.
  • 8Divide the dough into 8 equal balls and roll each ball out flat and give them an oval shape.
  • 9Spread the grated cheese lengthwise in the centre of each one. You can sprinkle a few leaves of oregano on top if you wish.
  • 10If you are using ham and bacon, put the slice of ham at the bottom, the cheese on top of it and the slice of bacon on top of that.
  • 11Looking at the dough with the oval-shape horizontal in front of you, take the top left and bottom right corners and fold them in a little bit toward the center.
  • 12Then take the top right and bottom left corners and do the same.
  • 13Pinch the two ends of the oval together so that you get the boat-like shape.
  • 14Cut the 150g butter into 8 equal pieces and place in the center of each.
  • 15Sprinkle a shallow oven dish with some flour, place the 8 peinirli on it and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • 16Then put them in a pre-heated oven at 250 degrees Celsius for 20-30 minutes, until they are golden brown, and serve warm.

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About Greek Peinirli - Specialty Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Greek
Hashtag: #Specialty Bread

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