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Sfeeha (Lebanese Meat Pies)

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Sfeeha (Lebanese Meat Pies)

sillyrabbit | Nov 10, 2006 09:33 PM

Here's my recipe for sfeeha, in response to the request on the L.A. board. It's adapted from Helen Corey's recipe in "Food from Biblical Lands."

Sfeeha (Lebanese Meat Pies)
Makes approx 3 dz

Basic bread or pie dough (I use frozen Bridgeford bread dough)
2 pounds ground lamb
4 onions, chopped fine
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup pine nuts, sauteed in butter until light brown
Allspice to taste
Salt and pepper
Olive oil for pan

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine meat, onions, yogurt, nuts, and seasonings. Don't leave out the allspice! Roll the dough out into approx 1/8" thickness, then cut 3-4" rounds. Place some of the meat filling onto the dough, and form into triangles by pinching the ends of the dough. Place on an oiled cookie sheet for and bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes, then finish with 1-2 minutes under the broiler to brown the tops. Make sure to watch them carefully and not over brown them. They burn fast!

They are delcious served warm with kefir (lebne).

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