Twisted pie (banitsa) with whole wheat phyllo (fillo) dough and leeks

... from Katerina in Bakery goods Visits 2029 20 November, 2020
For leek lovers - twisted pie (banitsa) with whole wheat phyllo (fillo) dough and leeks! Suitable for people who fast or you can serve it on the table on Christmas Eve!

20 min preparation

about 40 min baking

200°C

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For leek lovers - twisted pie (banitsa) with whole wheat phyllo (fillo) dough and leeks! Suitable for people who fast or you can serve it on the table on Christmas Eve!


1 Finely chop the onion and leeks into circles using both the white and green parts.


2 In a large pot, pour the olive oil and add the onion. Stew it over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes, then add the chopped leeks. Mix well and cover the pot with a lid. Stir occasionally until the leeks are soft (about 20 minutes). I use a pot with a non-stick coating. If you use another type of pot, you can add 1/3 cup water so that leeks do not stick. Once the stuffing is ready, while it is still hot, add the spices and leave to cool.


3 Prepare the baking tray in which you will arrange the banitsa (I use a tray with a diameter of 26 cm). Grease it well.


4 Put about 4 full tablespoons of stuffing on two of phyllo sheets, spread it everywhere and roll it up on the long side of the sheets. Arrange in the shape of a snail, starting from the center of the tray. Repeat with the remaining phyllo sheets until the stuffing is finished.


5 After arranging the banitsa in the baking tray, grease it with olive oil for cooking (or sunflower oil) on top.


6 Bake in a preheated 200 degree oven until the pie (banitsa) acquires an appetizing golden brown.

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