How to make it

  • To make the dough start by adding yeast and sugar to water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut butter into the flour until it becomes the size of lentils.
  • Add salt to the yeast mixture, dissolve and add to flour.
  • Mix until dough holds together. Knead a bit. Form dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl, turning so all sides are greased.
  • Cover and let rise for about 1 1/2 hours or until double in bulk.
  • To prepare topping:
  • pour oil into a large frying pan.
  • Add onions and fry until wilted.
  • Add meat and saute until brown.
  • Drain off excess liquids.
  • Add pine nuts, salt and spices.
  • Leave until completely cooled (half an hour or more).
  • Stir in yogurt.
  • Brush baking pans with melted butter. Punch down dough and cut into pieces about the size of an egg. Work each piece in the palm of your hand, roll into a smooth ball, place on a flat surface. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Place a number of balls on the baking tray and press each ball with the tips of your fingers and flatten to about 3/4 cm (1/3 inch) thick - about the size of the palm of your hand. Spread each round generously with topping.
  • Bake in a 180C (300F) oven until bottoms are lightly golden brown - about 25-30 minutes. Broil tops just a touch, being careful not to overdo it.
  • Serve piping hot or warmed up, accompanied by a bowl of yogurt to be spooned over the pies if desired.
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    " It was excellent "
    sitbynellie ate it and said...
    What a wonderful recipe! I think this sounds lovely. Thank you so much for posting it.
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  • moroccanlady 9 years ago
    thanks a lot! for the family sfeeha recipe
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  • chef2 10 years ago
    Another winner xxxxxxxxxxx
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    Anything with pinenuts in it has to be good! Thanks for the recipe!
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  • dee 10 years ago
    I do like the sounds of these. And the Yogurt to put over them is such a YUM way to eat them. I look forward to trying these soon.
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  • thepiggs 10 years ago
    This looks good!

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