Greek Peinirli - Specialty Bread

Greek Peinirli - Specialty Bread

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This recipe has been posted here for play in CQ3 - Greece. This recipe is from website: Realgreekrecipes.blogspot.ca. 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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Serves:
8 pieces Peinirli
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • ·
    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
  • FILLING

  • ·
    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

Step-by-Step

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