Thursday, November 26, 2009


Dough: 2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbs oil or shortening

Sift flour and salt and rub in shortening until crumbly. Add warm water to make soft dough. Knead until smooth. Cover with damp cloth and let rest for 1/2 hour. Roll out and fill. Bake at 400F in a well greased pan until golden brown.

1. Cheese: 1 cup feta, 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 egg, 1/2 cup parsley, and one finely chopped onion. Mix together
2. Meat: 1 lb ground meat, 2 tbs butter, 1 finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup pine nuts lightly brown, juice of 1/2 lemon. Salt, pepper and allspice to taste. Saute onions. Add meat and spices. Fry until color chage. Stir in pine nuts and lemon juice.
Variation: 4 tbs leban (yoghurt) instead of lemon juice.
3. Spinach: 1 lb spinach, 1 onion finely chopped, 1 lemon juiced, 1/4 c olive oil, 1/2 tsp sumac (optional), salt and pepper. Drain spinach, chop and sprinkle with salt. Let stand 15 minutes, then squeeze out excess moisture. Add other ingredients and mix.

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