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Fetta Cheese Pies - (Fatayer bil Jibneh) فطائر بالجبنة

Yields about a dozen or more depending on the size.

For the dough:
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
3/4 of a teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of olive oil

for the filling:
About 2 cups of crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 small chopped onion (or half a big one)

- Mix the filling ingredients and set aside.
Mix all the dough ingredients together, cover and let the dough rest for about an hour in a warm place. Knead once. When it rises, roll the dough and flatten until it's medium thin. with a rounded cookie cutter (or a small drinking glass)cut the dough. Place about a small teaspoon inside each circle then bend the 4 sides and press on each corner to hold together. (Like the photo shows). Bake in a 350F oven for about 25 minutes or until golden on top.


  1. Really nice recipe, thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks a lot Summer and Meeso :)

  3. Oh, I love these pies so much. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Thanks Allie, I'm glad you like my pies :)

  5. I love these pies. We have a very similar pastry in Turkey called 'pogaca'. It has almost the same ingredients. We usually stuff the cheese inside the dough and make little pockets. Although, I've seen the cheese on the outside too. This goes perfect with tea.

    I really like your blog.

  6. I love this kind of appetizers! Looks delicious!

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  7. I also make a similar recipe that a Palestinian friend gave me. These are SO good and your picture really does them justice.

  8. Mediterranean Turkish cook, thanks a lot for stopping by. Lebanes and Turkish cuisine have a lot of things in common :)

  9. Farida & Laurie thank you sooo much! You both rock :)

  10. So glad I've found your blog today. I love Lebanes food and will come back for some great recipes:-)
    X M

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  15. it looks very good, do u think if i fill it with meat (raw ) . it wil take the same time and tempreture . i tried a recipe(not yours ) with meat but i end up with very dry meat pies . any advice

    wonderful blog by the way

  16. Salma, thanks for stopping by :) I'm glad you like my blog :) Well, you can use raw meat, it will cook fast and it will keep the dough moist too.Some people like to half cook the meat, you can do that too if you want.

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  18. Hi!

    These look perfect but I have one quick question. :)

    You wrote:

    Mix all the dough ingredients together, cover it and let it rest for about an hour in a warm place.

    Do you just mix the ingredients together or do you have to knead the dough? How long should you knead for? Thanks!

  19. Hello Anonymous,
    You can knead the dough once. In fact, I just added it to the recipe to make it more clear. Hope that was helpful :)



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