• desserts,  pies

    Yogurt pie with phyllo dough

    I love pies, no matter what the filling is, sweet or savory. I already posted some Greek pies with phyllo dough: Spanakopita (Greek spinach and fete pie) and Kolokithopita (Greek zucchini and feta pie). This yogurt pie with phyllo dough is rather Romanian than Greek, or at least is more popular in Romania :). Anyway, the origins aren’t very important but the taste is absolutely divine. This pie is a delicious combo of crispy phyllo dough and creamy, vanilla flavored yogurt filling. And, of course, there’s raisins, because I love them. If you don’t like raisins you can replace them with cherries, sour cherries, raspberries or something similar. This yogurt…

  • desserts,  pies

    Cheese and raisin pie

    Cheese and raisin pie, Romanian cheese and raisin pie, sweet cheese and raisin pie Very tender and flavorful, this cheese and raisin pie is one of my favorite desserts. It’s a wonderful combination of tender pastry, sweet and vanilla flavored quark cheese and raisins. The dough is a kind of shortcrust pastry but I used less butter and I added a bit of yogurt. So, the result is a less crumbly but more tender crust. This cheese and raisin pie is also easy to make. For the crust you have to mix soft butter and sugar, then add egg, yogurt and flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt.…