These lovely feta fingers drizzled with some honey over, and served with wedges will make your day.

feta filo pastry

Feta Filo Pastry

3.67 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 24 pastry


  • 200 gram creamy feta
  • 12 sheets filo pastry
  • 2 tbsp lemon rind finely grated
  • 2 tbsp shredded fresh mint plus sprigs to serve
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • honey to drizzle
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Preheat your oven to 200/180°C (392/356°F) fan forced.
  • Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Cut the feta crossway into eight 1cm (0.38 inches) thick pieces.
  • Cut each slide into thirds.
  • Place 3 sheets of filo on a work surface and spray each with oil. Cover remaining filo sheets with a clean tea towel, then a damp tea towl ( this prevents the filo from frying out.)
  • Cut each sheet in half crossway, then fold each piece in half crossway. Spray with oil.
  • Lay a piece of feta lengthways across one short end of piece of filo.
  • Sprinkle with a little lemon rind and mint.
  • Fold the end over, then fold the sides in and roll to enclose.
  • Place seam side down, on a prepared tray and spray with oil. Repeat with remaining filo pieces and sheets, feta, lemon rind, and mint to make 24 rolls.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bakin for 12 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.
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