Feta, Tomato and Thyme Hand Pies

Savoury hand pies are something you will find in my kitchen all the time. Because of their size, it s easy to take them with you at work or the children to school. They are light, they re healthy and the ingredient combinations, are so many. In this particular recipe, we have a classic combination of tomato, feta and thyme. I prefer to use dried thyme instead of fresh, because of its stronger taste. If you wish, you can replace it with basil or oregano, with different taste results. You can watch the relevant video on our YouTube channel


  1. 250 g bread flour
  2. 250 g all purpose flour
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 1 tbsp thyme dried
  6. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  7. 2 tbsp olive oil
  8. 250 ml water warm
  9. 25 g fresh yeast (or 7g dry)
  10. 350 g feta cheese (app )


  1. Mix yeast with sugar and 50ml of the warm water
  2. In your mixer bowl sift the two types of flour and salt
  3. Add thyme and blend for a few seconds Add the tomato paste and the olive oil and start mixing on low speed
  4. Add half of the water and the yeast mixture
  5. Keep adding water little by little and knead on medium speed for about 4 to 5 min till your dough is smooth and elastic
  6. Turn the dough out onto your work surface and give it a quick knead Shape into a ball and put it in a lightly oiled bowl Cover with a clean towel and let it rise for 45min
  7. Flour your work surface and turn the dough out
  8. Cut into 9 pieces Each piece will make 2 hand pies Smooth each piece with your palm and shape 9 small balls Cover with plastic wrap to avoid skin forming
  9. Take one piece of dough and roll out a small disk about 15cm in diameter Put 2 full tbsp in the middle and pinch the edges to seal it
  10. Flatten it with your hand then roll it out until it gets about 15cm in diameter Roll the sheet to form a roll
  11. Cut in half Stretch each piece to get a little longer
  12. Swirl both sides creating two opposite spirals Fold in half covering one spiral with the other This way you create layers of dough and cheese
  13. Flatten it again and put in on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  14. Repeat the process
  15. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F middle position for 15 to 17min till theyre golden brown
  16. If you end up with leftover feta put it in a glass container cover the surface with olive oil and keep it in the fridge for 4 to 5 days

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