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Water Pastry

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Serves: 4-6

For the Dough

  • 4 eggs
  • 625 flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 83 water (approximately)

For the Rolling

  • 125 flour
  • 125 starch (mixed with flour)

For the Filling

  • 300 crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley

For the Brushing

  • 83 melted butter
  • 83 olive oil


Water Pastry is a community recipe submitted by Community and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Mix the flour and salt, make a well and crack the eggs in the middle.
  • By adding a bit of water, knead the dough well and make a stiff but pliable dough
  • Divide into 10 balls, 2 of which should be bigger than the rest While the dough is resting, crumble the feta cheese and mix with finely chopped parsely
  • Sprinkle your workplace with flour + starch mix, take a small dough and roll it as thin as you can. Even though one can argue that you should not have any cuts in the rolled dough, I would not lose sleep over it.
  • In the mean time, put water (more than a gallon) some salt and olive oil to boil in a big pot.
  • When you are done rolling the small balls, take a big one, roll it flat and lay it on the greased round baking pan
  • Before cooking the dough in boiling water, make sure to have another big bowl of very cold water next to it. And you should have a strainer to let it drip when it comes out of this hot + cold bath
  • Take one of the rolled doughs and dump into boiling water, cook it between 30 secs to 1 min, and pull out of hot water, transfer into cold one.
  • When it is completely cooled, take it out of there to the strainer.
  • Transfer it into the round baking dish, brush with the oil mix and do the same with the next rolled dough.
  • After two, three doughs you should also consider putting some of the filling.
  • In my case I ended up having 3 layers of fillings The last big one again goes on top without boiling.
  • Brush it with the rest of the oil (or get more olive oil) and bake in a preheated oven at 350F (170C) for about 40 - 50 mins, until somehow brown at top
  • Additional Information

    This recipe is for a 32cm / 12.5inch round baking pan.

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