Dairy, Grains/Flour/Oatmeal

Tiganoudia (Feta donuts)

Hello to all my friends and foodies. What have you been up to? It’s finally fall in Greece! Full of humidity and with a cloudy sky. On the other hand we are heading straight to Christmas, all big stores are in Christmas spirit and that’s something that makes you smile. To be truthful I am planning to decorate my Christmas tree in a month or so. People will think I’m crazy but I don’t care, I love Christmas.


So today I am reintroducing a recipe that I love very much. Tiganoudia or else feta donuts. It’s a very easy and quick recipe. If you have an unexpected visit by your friends or simply want to make something quick and tasty this is a recipe to keep in mind. Feta donuts are usually filled with feta cheese but you can improvise. Yellow cheese, cheddar cheese, sausage or whatever else you like can fill these donuts. Just pay attention to one thing, the filling must not be very juicy it must be almost dry.


If by any chance you have some left over’s, just microwave your donuts and they will be fresh and perfect! Go ahead and try them out this weekend. I am sure you’re going to love it. Filia!


This is a yellow cheese tiganoudi! Instead of feta i added 1/2 a thin slice Gouda cheese!


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Tiganoudia (Feta donuts)

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Serving Size: 8-10 pieces

A perfect evening snack. It’s super easy and done in no time!


  • 500-600gr all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
    Feta filling
  • 150-200gr feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or 2 tablespoons milk


  • In a large bowl add all of the ingredients but salt.
  • First we mix very well with our hands, then add salt and knead the dough for a couple of minutes. We want to have soft dough that slightly sticks in our hands.
  • Once ready, you can use it right away and skip the next step.
  • We wrap the bowl in plastic and give it time to double its size. Knead your dough again and start using it.
  • Crumble feta and add mayo or milk. Mix very well.
  • Take a small fist of your dough (50-60 gr.) open it in your hand and add 1 full teaspoon of the filling. Mold into a ball but make sure that your filling is carefully sealed.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and fry your donuts until golden brown from both sides. It’s best to place your donuts (before frying) in small pieces of parchment paper. In that way even if your dough is sticky, simply fry your donut with the paper and after 15 seconds, maybe less, pull it away. It’s a nice trick.
  • When your donuts are ready place in paper towels to soak up excess olive oil.
  • Serve hot!

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