Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

These are delicious pies, widespread in the Balkans. In Bulgaria, such pies made of thin dough are called banitsa.

Gibanica is really easy to make, if you already have ready-made filo dough.

Arranging the pie and preparing the filling takes only a few minutes.

And the result is amazing – a delicious layer pie that is melting in your mouth.

Ingredients for Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

  • Filo (phyllo) dough: 250 gr.
  • Feta cheese: 250 gr.
  • Clotted cream, mascarpone or Greek yogurt: 100 gr.
  • Milk: 50 gr.
  • Eggs: 3
  • Butter: 100 gr.

Recipe for Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

    1. Mix milk, eggs, clotted cream or yogurt, and mashed feta in a bowl. Mix them without whisking, let the small lumps of cheese remain.
    2. Grease the mold, put sheets of filo dough in 2-3 layers, greasing each with melted butter. Arrange the dough so that it could rise against the walls and slightly hang over the edges.
    3. Then crumple 8-10 dough sheets, one at a time, and submerge them in a filling, stir them there and put the lumps in the mold, next to one another, until the filling ends.
    4. Cover them with 2-3 layers of dough, generously greasing them with oil.
    5. Bend the hanging dough edges to the inside, as if covering the pie.
The cake is ready for baking

The cake is ready for baking

    1. Bake it for 25-35 minutes. If the pie browns quickly on top, cover it with foil and continue baking.
    2. Leave the cake to cool in the oven is turned off.
Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

Gibanica Serbian Cheese Pie

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