Athenian pasty (recipe)

Based on a dish I was served just around the corner from Hadrian’s Library, Athens (Βιβλιοθήκη του Αδριανού, Αθήνα).

Ingredients per pasty:

  • Pre-made pastry
  • 50g feta
  • 2 cherry tomatoes
  • Black pepper
  • Dash of olive oil


  1. Put feta on pastry as shown
  2. Halve cherry tomatoes, arrange as shown
  3. Grind on black pepper
  4. Drizzle on olive oil
  5. Cover feta & tomato with excess pastry as if you’re wrapping a present, pinching pastry together with your fingers to seal it
  6. Getting on a little more black pepper
  7. Bake for ~17 minutes @ 220 C