By William Dachris, Grecian Purveyor Founder
Our Australian cooking road trip continues as we revisit Christine at her Kali Orexi's kitchen in Melbourne, where our Grecian Purveyor founder, William Dachris, shares his family recipe for Kassiopita (flour pie).
Kassiopita is a simple pita / pie that you can make for a quick lunch or light dinner, served with a rustic Greek salad. The ingredients are few and mostly staples – flour, milk, eggs and feta. To elevate the flavour of this humble pie, William uses the high quality gourmet ingredients Vassilakis Estate EVOO – My Olive Oil and Salt Odyssey – Natural Pure Fleur De Sel Sea Salt. Both available on our online store and they can be delivered straight to your door, which is a bonus at these times of social isolation and safe social distancing.
I have made this pie a few times now for my family and everyone crowds around the pan the moment it comes out of the oven, vying for a piece or two or three... it's that good!
William not only shares the preparation for this fabulous recipe on the video, he also shares his story of how he became the Grecian Purveyor, a dream that he held onto for almost 20 years. Watch now and get to know this winning recipe and William even more!
William’s Kassiopita (Alevropita or Flour Pie)
Kassiopita is a simple pie made from mostly pantry staples – flour, eggs, milk and feta. Prepare it for an easy lunch or light dinner, and serve it with a rustic Greek salad. Kassiopita is perfect for sopping up all the delicious salad juices!
Preparing the kassiopita
Preheat oven to 200°C
Place the EVOO and butter into an extra-large baking dish, approximately 30cm x 45cm
Cook for about 5-10 minute, until the butter goes slightly golden-brown
Spread the oil-butter mixture evenly across the pan
Whisk the eggs for about 30 seconds in a large bowl before adding the water, milk and salt
Add the flour in batches and mix through, until there are no lumps (do not over mix)
Pour the batter into the baking dish, covering the base of the baking dish completely
Crumble the feta cheese evenly on top
Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until golden brown on top, crispy on the edges and the base is golden brown too
Serving the kassiopita
Serve with a delicious, oily, slow-cooked Greek dish like, Will’s Kouneli Stifado, and a juicy Greek salad. Be sure to dip the pie into the oily gravy and the salad juices!
See the video below for the step by step recipe and interview, and subscribe to Kali Orexi youtube channel HERE for more authentic Greek recipes videos!