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Description[]

Lebanese cheese pastries

Ingredients[]

  • 5 cups all purpose plain flour
  • 1½ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup oil

Cheese filling[]

  • 14 oz white cheese (Ikawi Altishiki)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper

Directions[]

  1. Prepare Basic Dough.
  2. Cover and leave aside for 1 hour.
  3. Divide dough into walnut-size balls. Roll out to form circles (8 cm diameter).
  4. Put filling on one side of each circle.
  5. Fold over one end to make semi-circles.
  6. Press edges with fingers.
  7. Fry in 1 cup of vegetable oil over medium heat. Brown both sides.
  8. Serve hot.

Cheese filling[]

  1. Mix ingredients and put aside.
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