These really do not even need a recipe. Skewering any interesting mix of ingredients on toothpicks is one of my favorite things to do when entertaining because it’s just so simple to do. And with Cherry Tomatoes coming into season now, this recipe is a great way to use them up, especially if you grow your own. These are also great for picnics like summer Concert in the Park series.
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Chunks of Mozzarella or Small Mozzarella Balls
- Whole Basil Leaves
- Balsamic Vinegar
Skewer each ingredients on a toothpick and drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar before serving. So easy!
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A simple, traditional Greek breakfast recipe that also can couple as a rich dessert.
Phyllo Dough; thawed but still in package
Mizithra Cheese (A Greek Cheese that is a fresh and sweet goat cheese available at cheese shops and Greek Markets. Do not purchase the sour or aged versions for this recipe. If you can’t find it, you can substitute Marscapone or Ricotta).
Confectioners Sugar and/or Honey
½ stick of butter melted for 20 seconds in a microwavable dish in the microwave.
Heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Have the butter and a pastry brush at the ready.
Carefully unroll the phyllo dough from its’ package. You’ll need about 12 sheets.
Place the phyllos inside a casserole dish. The phyllo may hang over the edge. That’s ok.
Place about 1-2 Cups of the Misithra Cheese in the center and spread it around a bit so that it fills up an 8 inch by 6 inch rectangle.
Brush butter around the cheese on the phyllo sheets.
Fold the corners of only 2 to 3 sheets of the phyllo sheets over the cheese to cover the cheese completely like you are folding an envelope.
Brush the surfaces of the remaining exposed sheet (that was not yet folded) and then repeat folding another 2 to 3 sheets of phyllos over the cheese again.
Continue until all of the phyllo is covering the cheese and you have a rectangle.
Brush the entire rectangle with butter.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the phyllos is golden brown and the cheese is warm to hot.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or honey. Slice like brownies to serve.
easy, recipe, simple, greek, fun, kid friendly,