Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sahan Fatayer

Recipe by:zainab


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I made this recipe for BreadBakingDay #5.

Chelsea from Rolling in dough, the host of BBD #5, has chosen filled breads as theme.

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Left to Right:cream cheese fatayer,mini pizza,Feta Cheese +spinach ftayer.

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*For Feta Cheese Filling:
450 g Feta Cheese.
chopped fresh mint.
1 teaspoon sumac.
1/2 teaspoon olive oil .








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*for mini pizza topping:
Tomato sauce
Green Olives
Black olives
low fat halloumi or mozzarella cheese, shredded.








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*for spinach Filling:
2 teaspoons olive oil.
2 small onions, finely chopped.
500-600 g spinach, Fresh or frozen.
2 teaspoons salt.
2 Tablespoons sumac.
1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
1 teaspoon Arabic Gulf mix spice.
1/4 cup lemon juice.
1) Heat oil in pan add onion, cook, stirring until is soft. Than add spices, and spinach, stirring than add lemon juice, cook about 5 minutes (cool to use for filling).

2) Divide dough into 36 pieces. Roll each to a 9 cm round.







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3) Fill each with 1-2Tablespoons of any filling above.

4) Place Fatayer onto oven trays.



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5) Bake at 375 F about 15 minutes or until browned.


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32 comments:

Gloria said...

I'm happy you come back!!! These recipe looks soooo nice!!!!! how all you are! xxxx Gloria

meeso said...

That feta cheese filling won me over! I LOVE feta cheese! My mom use to make mini pizza's like that for me when I was a kid :)

Lewis said...

Well, I just stumbled across your blog and I am in love!!! How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)

Arabic Bites said...

gloria,
Thank you so much.

meeso,
I love any food made with feta cheese,I hope you get a chance to try this fatayer.

lewis,
Glad to hear that you are enjoying the blog.

zainab

Liska said...

Those with feta cheese filling look absolutely fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there you have a lovely blog and have bookmarked this recipe for sure to try, i just wondered if you hada recipe for a similar kind of pizza with ground meat and pine nuts shaped like a boat my husbands collegue who was lebanese used to bring them over , i cant seem to find the recipe anywhere it had a particular name too which i have forgotten. Sorry for rambling but got excited when i saw your boat shaped feta cheese ones . Thanks

Arabic Bites said...

liska,

Thanks!
Try make them and don't for get to tell me what you think.

zainab

Arabic Bites said...

Anonymous,

Thank you for the comment.
I think the recipe you looking for is safiha.just replace lentils with meat,top it with pine nuts and shape it as you like.
I hope that help.

zainab

Anonymous said...

Thanks zainab, i have got all the ingredients and will make it this weekend!!! Yay

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great pita and naan recipes. I had tried pita bread a few times but it was always hard as a rock. Now I see why, the recipes called for 10 minutes at 450F. Two minutes at 550F makes the difference (that and the better recipe too, of course). The only problem I had was that I needed two helpers to fan the smoky air away from the smoke alarms!

Arabic Bites said...

Anonymous,

Glad to hear that the two recipes works well for you.
you right 2 minutes makes the difference because 10 minutes is to much time for bake flat bread.

zainab

Ivy said...

Wow, they look super and even more you use my two favourite cheese: I live in Greece and I come from Cyprus so feta and halloumi are our national cheese, respectively. So it is definitely on my to do list. Thanks for Bread Baking Day No. 5 giving us the opportunity to share our recipes and thank you for posting it.

zorra said...

Your breads always are so stunning!

Arabic Bites said...

ivy,
Thank you so much,if you give it a try don't forget to tell me what you think.

zorra,
Thank you for create breadbakingday event.

zainab

Alpa said...

first time to your blog, and it's wonderful! Love the mini pizzas!

Arabic Bites said...

Hi Alpa,
welcome to the blog,& thank you for the nice comment.

zainab

arundati said...

Dear Zainab and hameeda,
i cant thank my friend enough for sending me this link to your blog....what a fabulous treasure trove!! your love for food is shining through.....am glad i came here....hugs....

Arabic Bites said...

welcome arundati,thank you for the comment,you so sweet.
hugs

zainab :)

Ramsheela said...

hi

i just cant tell how happy iam to find your blog!!wonderful pictures n recipies!!!REALLY AMAZING ma sis..i was in uae for 20 yrs born n brought up there...as im back to ma country ,i missed all my fav arabic foods..plz post more recipies..LOVE UR BLOG..BEST BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!THUMBS UP.

Shumi said...

Thank you for this recipe! It worked out really well and I love the step-by-step instructions with pictures. I tried a similar fatayer recipe recently and did not turn out as good. Definitely feel encouraged to try other recipes from this site.

Thanks again,
Shumi

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous pastries! They look so scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Anonymous said...

hi there....i love love love your blog....i love middle eastern cuisine but uptil i only was interesdt8ibg in eating it...i tried to make the cheese fatayer but they came out really really hard.....i made them with your 10 min dough....can u tell me what went wrong....will be appreciated

Arabic Bites said...

Hi there,
That weird ,10 minutes dough even work with 100% whole wheat & still soft.
Maybe you make it too thin,try next time to make it a bit thicker.
and make sure to not bake it too much....
Hope this help...

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this recipe is so nice ... i think more delicious

Merah Hitam said...

Hi There thanks alot, i love middle eastern cuisine but uptil i only was interesdt8ibg in eating it...i tried to make the cheese fatayer but they came out really really hard

Jadwal Liga Champion said...

I had tried pita bread a few times but it was always hard as a rock. Now I see why, the recipes called for 10 minutes at 450F. Two minutes at 550F makes the difference (that and the better recipe too, of course).

Krishna said...

Hi Zainab!I just moved to the USA from australia where there were so many Lebanese bakeries. I absolutely loved the "haloumi cheese pie" from one bakery. I think that's the Fatayer right? It looks just like the triangular bread. How did you fold/shape it after filling it? The filling of the cheese pie i had was like the texture of mozzarella cheese, do you think they used that with the haloumi, since haloumi doesn't melt?

Arabic Bites said...

Krishna,

Hi,

See my post here to get an idea of how I shape my Fatayer.
for the "haloumi cheese Fatayer" I use two kind of cheese , it's true haloumi cheese doesn't melt but it lose some of the water in it & become so dry so you have to combine another kind of melting cheese like "kashkawane" or "nabilsy" if you can't fine any of those you can use mozzarella cheese.



Hope this help .



zainab :D

Krishna said...

Thanks for your response Zainab! I traveled around and found halloumi and kashkaval cheese. I'm so excited to try the Fatayar (feta cheese and spinach one in the pictures, but with halloumi and kashkaval filling). I saw the post you gave the link to, but i was referring the triangular bread, the one with feta and spinach filling. How did you fold that one?

Arabic Bites said...

Krishna,

Hi,
So Sorry for the delay,
after dividing your dough to small balls,flatten by your hand to form round shape, then pinch 2 ends first and then the third to form a pyramid.
Hope this help.

zainab :)

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