Lebanese cheese fatayers
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Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
Serves: 25 Fatayers
For the dough:
  • 150g (1 ¼ cup) organic whole-wheat flour
  • 150g (1 ¼ cup) organic plain flour
  • 150ml (5.4 fl oz) Warm water
  • 2 Teaspoons instant rise yeast powder
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
For the cheese filling:
  • 250g (8.8 ounces) Feta cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mint
For the dough:
  1. In a big bowl combine the flours, the salt and the yeast powder. Make a well in the middle and pour into it the olive oil and the warm water. With a silicon spatula bring the flour in from the sides and mix it well with the liquid. Keep mixing until it all starts to come together, and then keep on mixing with your clean hands and knead it until you have a smooth, not sticky, dough.
  2. Cover the bowl with a cloth and place in a warm place of the house for at least half an hour until the dough has doubled its volume.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and place it in a clean flour-dusted surface. Knead it a bit with your hands and, with the help of a rolling pin (lightly dusted in flour), extend it gradually flattening it out.
  4. With the help of a small square cutter (of approx. 7cm – 2.75 inches) make the small dough portions and they are ready to be filled with the cheese filling.
For the cheese filling:
  1. In a bowl mix the feta cheese with the teaspoon of dried mint with the help of a fork.
For the final preparation:
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  2. To fill in the small dough portions, add 1 teaspoon of the cheese and mint filling to their center and make sure that you keep the sides clear of filling.
  3. Crimp the square dough into shape by bringing two sides of the dough together. Bring together the rest of the sides, making sure you close the borders well so that they do not open.
  4. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 min at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) or until pies are golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and enjoy them warm or cold.
Recipe by Tasty Mediterraneo at https://www.tastymediterraneo.com/lebanese-cheese-fatayers/