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Fatayer
( pastry filled with cheese)

Will make about 45

The pastry:

  • 80g butter melted
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten

Cheese filling:

  • 1 cup grated feta cheese
  • 1 cup white creamed cheese
  • 2tbs chopped parsley
  • 1tsp lemon juice
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** Important **

When using fresh vegetables and herbs, make sure they are washed thoroughly and drained.

To make the cheese filling: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

To make the pastry: Combine butter, oil and water in bowl. Add sifted flour, 1tbs at a time, stirring to a smooth paste between additions. Continue adding the flour until a soft dough is formed. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead gently until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Divide pastry in half; roll each half between sheets of cling film until very thin. Use a cutter or teacup. Cut circles from the pastry (you can make them bigger if you like) Drop 1 tsp of filling into the centre of each circle. Fold over and pinch edges together to seal. Place pastries on greased oven trays and brush with egg. Bake in a moderately hot oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


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