Thursday, June 28, 2007

Halzonat beljobin w neana (Feta Cheese & mint Snails)

Recipe by:zainab

Further to Zorra’s invitation to take part in the breadbakingday event, I am pleased to participate in its first edition under the theme bread and herbs. Here’s the roundup of the 31 wonderful breads baked by the participants, BreadBakindDay Roundup .

* milk mixture:

1 cup milk.

1 tablespoon olive oil .


450 g Feta Cheese .

chopped fresh mint.

1 teaspoon sumac.

1/2 teaspoon olive oil .

*mix the Filling ingredients.

*For dough :

2 1/8 cups white flour.

1 cup whole wheat flour.

1 1/4 cups warm water.

1 tablespoon dried mint.

1 teaspoon dry yeast.

1/4 teaspoon sugar.
1/2 teaspoon salt.

1/4 cup olive oil .

1)place all ingredients in the bowl of mixer ,beat 10 minutes to make a soft dough.

2)Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

3)Divide dough into 8 pieces.

4)shape each piece into a ball.

5)Roll each piece through pasta machine set on thickest setting,fold dough in half,roll through machine,repeat rolling several times,dusting dough with extra flour when necessary.

6)Roll dough through machine ,adjusting setting so dough becomes thinner with each roll,dust with extra flour,when necessary.roll to second thinnest setting (1 mm thick),making sure dough is at least 12 cm wide.

7)Cut into 2 pieces.

8)Brush it with milk mixture.

9)Place 1 tablespoon of Cheese mixture,roll pastry over filling.

10)Brush the top with milk mixture.Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.

6)Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.


zorra said...

Just beautiful! Thank you for your participation in breadbakingday.

Cascabel said...

Great documentation of the recipe - the snails really look appetizing!

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you cascabel.

Ibán said...

Wow... This looks just amazing.
First thing on my To Do list :)

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you iban

Arrwa said...

Your food looks fantastic!! I can't wait to try your recipes. Please keep the recipes coming!

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you arrwa .

Padma said...

Hi First time to your blog and I am simply drooling n drooling over all the recipes...I wanted to know what is sumac?

You have such a nice blog

Arabic Bites said...

Hi Padma,

I'am glad you like our blog.
sumac is spice comes from the berries of a wild bush that grows wild in all Mediterranean areas.
you can find it in any food store.or try Arabic specialty shops.(search in Spices section).
or shop online Try and
I hope that help.
feel free to ask me if have any question about our recipes.

Dalia Abdel-Rahman said...

Thank you for the great recipies and the wonderful pics! I hope you don't mind I used one of your recipies on my newly started blog!

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