Cheese Pies

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  • Serves: Up to 4 people
  • Course: Soups and starters

Made with these products:


For the Dough:


1          tablespoon yeast

1/2       teaspoon sugar

1/4       cup warm water

2 1/2   cups flour

1/2       teaspoon salt

3/4       cup milk

1/4       cup vegetable oil

1          egg, beaten + 2 tablespoons milk for brushing


For the Filling:


2          cups akkawi cheese, shredded

1          cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/4       cup labnah

1          tablespoon parsley, finely chopped


-       In a bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in water and leave for 5 minutes, or until foamy.

-       Mix the flour and salt in the Kenwood machine using the dough hook on a low speed.

-       Add the yeast mixture, milk and oil and knead on medium speed for 7 minutes or until well combined and a soft dough is formed.

-       Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let proof for one hour.

-       Preheat oven to 180˚C.

-       Lightly flour the worktop and roll out the dough until about 1/2cm thick. Cut into rounds using a slightly floured 7cm cookie cutter.

-       Fill each round with a generous portion of the mixture avoiding the edges.

-       Fold over the edges of the dough without covering the filling to form ovals or boats with pointed ends as shown in the picture.

-       Place the pies on an oven tray, brush with egg wash & sprinkle with sesame seeds.

-       Bake for 15-20 minutes (according to size) until golden.

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