Tahini Pie (Tahinopitta)

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Very tasty, sweet pies,prepared without oil, tahini pies are usually prepared and consumed during times of strict fasting.

For the dough:

1 kg flour

1 tsp yeast

1 tsp soda

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

Water for kneading

For the filling:

1 cup tahini

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Carob honey (optional)

Method:

  • For the dough we mix all the ingredients together. We do the same with the filling.
  • Cut some dough and form small balls, and use the rolling pin to make round pies.
  • Put in a spoonful of stuffing, close from the top, roll over while twisting it a little.
  • Then wrap one end of the roll inwards to the center.
  • We do the same with the other end of the roll, but in the opposite direction, that is, it becomes like a sideways “S” (sigma). Fold one side of the sigma over the other and open it a little further.
  • When finished, put them in an oiled baking sheet and leave for about 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Note: The baking sheets are oiled and sprinkled with sugar. When we put the tahini pies, let them sweat and inflate, sprinkle them with sugar and turn them over again.