Tirobiskotakia - Layered Cheese Squares

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Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

From "The Grecian Plate" cookbook. Mmm cheese! Use this Pastry Dough recipe in this recipe.

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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 12 cups milk, warm
  • 34 teaspoon salt (less if the feta is very salty)
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups feta, crumbled
  • 8 ounces cottage cheese, small curd
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • pastry dough (See recipe link)
  • olive, sliced (optional)


  1. Melt butter in heavy saucepan.
  2. Blend in flour, stirring constantly for 2 minutes to form a paste.
  3. Add milk with salt and pepper; stir constantly until sauce thickens.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large bowl, combine cheeses with eggs; pour into cream sauce and mix well. Set aside.
  6. Remove prepared dough from refrigerator; allow to come to room temperature.
  7. Press into bottom of 13 X 9 -inch baking pan.
  8. Bake shell at 450°F for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven; pour filling over crust.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.
  11. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into squares.
  12. Garnish with olives.
  13. Serve warm.