Fatayer (Pastry filled with cheese) -
Will make about 45
80g butter melted
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
2 cups plain flour
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup grated feta cheese
1 cup white creamed cheese
2tbs chopped parsley
1tsp lemon juice
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
Bake in a moderately hot oven for about 15 minutes
or until lightly browned.