Day 7: Stay at Home: Filo Twisted Spinach Pie from Scratch

I made this Greek spinach pie in about 30 minutes working time, thanks my kneading machine. I did not measure the exactly amount of the ingredients for the filo. While the kneading machine was working/kneading, I had the time to prepare the filling. At the end, it was a very simplified version of my post  Spanakotiropita with Homemade Filo Dough.  I could have used more ingredients, but at these times, I preferred to skip some and for example save the feta and eggs for other recipes. No shopping excursions now! I will simply list the ingrediens and the procedure. We miss Crete so much!

Filo Twisted Spinach Pie from Scratch

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 1/2 cups four
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespona ouzo
  • about 1/3 cups water water


  • olive oil
  • 300 g spinach, whashed
  • 1 big onion, sliced
  • mint, chopped
  • dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablesppons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • salt to taste
  • sesame and nigella seeds


  1. For the filo combine flour, oil, salt and ouzo in the kneading bowl. While kneading add water until you see the dough forms, turns smooth and elastic. Let kneed while you prepare the filling.
  2. Fry the onion in about 2 tablespoons olive oil until translucent. Add the other ingredients and let cook until spinach turn soft and the liquid is adsorbed.
  3. Roll out half of the dough to a rectangle of about 20 to 40 cm. Stretch with the back of our hand until about 30 to 60 long.  Brush with oil. Spoon the filling (on the shorter side of the rectangle) but do not go all the way to the edges so that the pastry sheet margins could be folded in slightly. Roll or pack lengthwise. Place the roll in spiral in your round baking tray ( 28 cm diameter). Repeat with the second portion.
  4. Combine the water, oil, salt and flour for the topping. Brush the spiral with this and top with seeds.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes at 190°C until golden and crispy.
  6. Enjoy warm, lukewarm or cold.

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