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Cheese and Green Zaatar Fatayer

Cheese Fatayer
Cuisine ,
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 12 min Total Time: 22 mins
Servings 8
    Dough ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 100 grams akkawi cheese
  • 100 grams mozzarella cheese
  • 100 grams cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon nigella (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme (or dried thyme)
  1. Yeast is prepared by dissolving it in a cup with a little warm water and sugar, cover the cup and leave the yeast to ferment until it reaches the lid of the cup.

  2. All of the flour, baking powder and pre-made yeast, as well as oil, yogurt and water, are kneaded until a homogeneous dough is formed.

  3. Cover the dough with a plastic bag and leave in a warm place until it rises, 15-30 minutes

  4. Mix all the filling ingredients together

  5. Roll the dough into small egg-sized balls, and roll out with a rolling pin on a floured surface

  6. Place a tablespoon of cheese and thyme filling on the dough, fold the edges of the dough inward, and then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

  7. The fatayer are served hot and with a dipping sauce or with tea or coffee.