‘Taiji’ cheesy pie

My improvised bake to utilize the excess of homemade yogurt and cheeses. It seamed to be a bit weird combination: sweetened batter and savory filling. But eventually it was tasty, tender and crispy around the edges pie (also on top due to sesame seeds:)). Enjoy!

     Ingredients

Batter
400 ml plain yogurt
80 ml olive oil
2 eggs
250 g plain flour
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Filling
100 g plain tofu (soy cheese)
150 g feta cheese
3 bunches of regular spinach [roughly 500 grams]
1 bunch of parsley, chopped
pepper blend
salt
For topping
black and white sesame seeds

      Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200 C. Lightly grease Ø 26 cm baking dish with olive oil.
  • Whisk together the eggs, yogurt, olive oil. Add salt, sugar and whisk again. Combine flour and baking powder and stir into the batter.
  • Heat a large frying pan or skillet. Add the spinach (chopped and stems removed) and blanch on a low heat until tender, stirring occasionally.  Squeeze the excess of water.
  • Combine cubed tofu, feta cheese, spinach, parsley and season with peppers and salt.
  • Pour 1/2 of batter into the baking dish. Place the filling evenly. Pour the remaining batter over the filling. Bake about 20 minutes and prick with a fork small holes all over the surface (this helps steam escape and keeps dough from rising too much). Bake for another 20-25 minutes until brown and the toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for a while, slice and serve!

Bon Appétit!

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