Σπανακὀπιτα...or Spinach Pie as it's known to the rest of the world! It's our favourite of all of the πἰτες (pies).
Every Greek γιαγιἀ (yiayia/grandmother) or μαμἀ (mama) have their own recipe for their signature pita. The fillings are limitless, however it's the homemade pastry which makes the pita perfect!
When I smell the spanakopita baking in the oven, and the aromas wafting through the house, it brings me back to all of the family celebrations where some sort of pita/pie was always served. Food memories are the best! 🥰
Made from quite humble ingredients such as flour, olive oil, cheese and greens (which are mainly grown in the garden!) it's a tasty dish to serve to your family and friends.
You can make spanakopita, or any pita really, into spirals (as we've done here), triangles, or any shape really. Many people make trays of spanakopita and cut them into squares, or triangles to serve.
Our recipe has butter, eggs and feta cheese, but Spanakopita can be adapted to include entirely plant-based ingredients to make it vegan.
There will be a few different πἰτες and we are going to keep practicing our family recipes to show you the various fillings, so be sure to follow us on social media
If you are of Greek heritage and you or someone that you know makes an amazing spanakopita, tiropita, kreatopita, prasopita, kolokithopita, chortopita, kotopita or any other pita (that we have missed because there are so many different regional version) please get in touch with us.
We are always looking for traditional Greek family recipes to include in this cookbook.
Let's Eat! - A Collection of Family Recipes is creating a cookbook which will be released in 2021.
In the meantime we will be posting dishes to raise awareness, practice recipes and of course to tempt your appetite 😉
If you would like this recipe, here's what you need to do.
1. We ask you for a grateful donation of $5 to our official MS Fundraising page
2. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the recipe name as the Subject: Spanakopita
3. We will confirm your donation and then email you the recipe for Spanakopita in return for your generous donation.
Thank you so much.
Let's Eat! Fundraising Team
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