Crunchy pies Cypriot halloumi pies with scallions

14 January 2022
6 servings
Prep time
60 minutes
Total time
for each pie 5-6 minutes each pie
For the dough
3 cups (450gr) village flour
1 teaspoon (8 gr) salt
1 cup (250 gr) water (room temperature)
For the filling
1 cup (100gr) scallions (cut only the green part)
1 cup mature grated halloumi (85gr) 
3 tablespoons (15 gr) fresh mint
Pinch pepper
½ cup (130 ml) vegetable oil
For the dough
Add the flour and salt in a mixer bowl and mix together. Then add the water and continue mixing for 7-8 minutes with the mixer until it forms to dough. Remove the dough in a separate bowl and let it rest for 25 minutes. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll each piece to make a ball (120 gr each). 
In another bowl mix halloumi, scallions, mint and pepper together. 
We spread some oil on our working surface. Take one of the dough balls and open it in rectangular shape. Read some oil and some of the halloumi mixture. Roll the dough and stretch it to make it look like a thin long tube and wrap it to a shape of a snail. Let it rest for another 15 minutes. Take a dough roller flatten the snail shape dough to a flat round 15 – 18 cm and ½ cm thickness. Heat a nonstick pan and spread some oil on the base and cook each side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat the procedure with the rest of the dough. Serve hot or cold. You can also combine it with yogurt.
When I try a new successful recipe I feel like a kid in a candy store. These pies are crunchy, delicious, aromatic and really easy to make. Try them and wait for your comments. Happy new year to everyone and enjoy your shopping experience in our favorite Metro Supermarkets!  

A recipe by Chryso Lefou

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