Turkish feta cheese parcels

This is a famous Turkish recipe popular throughout the Middle east region. A very soft, butter flavoured multiple layers snack with delicious feta cheese stuffing. With little effort, you can make this irresistible snack at home for your family.

Recipe

Preparation time: 3+1/2 hour( 2+1/2hour inactive time)

Baking time: 20 min

Serves: 12 parcels

Difficulty level: Medium

Ingredients

  • 5 cups  All propose flour
  • 1 cup  regular warm Milk
  • 1 cup  warm Water
  • 3/4th cup Olive oil or any other Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup  Yoghurt/curd
  • 2 tablespoon  Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  Salt
  • 1 teaspoon  dry active Yeast
  • 100 gm  melted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon  Olive oil
  • 1  Egg yolk to brush/for vegetarian use milk for brushing

For Stuffing

  • 200 gm  Feta Cheese
  • 1 handful  chopped Parsley or Coriander leaves
  • 6-7  chopped Olives

Steps

Take 1cup of warm water and 1 cup of warm milk in a container.

Add 2 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of yeast.Mix and keep aside for 8 to 10 minutes to broom the yeast.

When yeast brooms transfer the mixture to a big mixing bowl.Add oil, yoghurt/curd(room temperature) and salt to the yeast mixture.

Mix well with a fork and slowly add maida or all purpose flour.

Add 1 cup maida at a time and mix until a very soft and sticky dough forms.I used 5 cups of flour total, you may have little less or more.

Cover the dough and keep in a moderately hot place for 2 hours or until the dough becomes double in size.

In the meantime for the stuffing take feta cheese,chopped parsley/coriander leaves, chilli flakes and olives in a bowl.

Mix everything well and keep aside.

When the dough becomes double in size take out in a flour dusted working surface of kitchen.

Knead for few minutes and then make large lemon size balls. I made 12 balls out of the dough.

Take 100gm butter in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.Heat them to melt and keep aside.

Take a ball and roll it to make a thin round sheet/roti.

Transfer to another place and spread some melted butter with a brush to the surface of the roti.

Make another roti and spread over the 1st roti.

Again spread some melted butter over the roti.

Repeat the process for total 6 times to make 6 layers of roti with melted butter.

With your hands press and spread the layered roti to make it thin.

Also use a rolling pin to make the roti thin and big.

Now cut the sheet/roti with a knife as shown in the picture.

Take one portion, spread a little and stuff 1 tablespoon of prepared feta cheese mixture.

Fold the sheet to make a parcel.

Keep it in lined baking tray.

Like this make other parcels as you like. There is no definite shape to make, make the parcels as you like.

I also make them as shown in the picture.

Keep all the parcels in the baking tray and brush with beaten egg yolks.

Keep aside the tray again for 20 – 30 minutes and then bake them in a preheated oven at 200 degree C for 20 minutes or until they become golden brown.

Enjoy these super delicious Turkish parcels with a cup of coffee or tea.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Pushpita says:

    It looks amazing.. U rock Sabrina.. So proud of u.. Keep going higher

    Liked by 1 person

    1. barakkitchen says:

      Thanks a lot, dear for liking my recipe and the encouragement.

      Like

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