Feta and Olive Turnovers

Posted in Baked Goodies

I don’t always feel like having a big meal. In fact, some days I can live on dinner alone, I just don’t feel hungry, I’m weird like that. So on those days when I don’t feel like having a big meal, I make sure I do make something but smaller. Something I can have with a piece of vegetable and call it food, something I can put in the fridge and eat later or the next day. Normally I’d say that a turnover kind of food is the ideal food because I can stuff it with anything and have it for lunch, dinner or a snack but I didn’t have any puff pastry handy, so close yet so far. I decided to try and make something anyway. I mean, what can go wrong if I combine my favorite food ingredients, what’s the worst case scenario? Nothing 🙂 so I gave it a shot and ended up with pretty good turnovers; and although they were not made of puff pastry, they were just as good.

Feta and Olive Turnovers
Recipe type: Entree, Appetiser
Serves: 16-20 pieces
Turnovers that are crisp, salty and flavorful. Made with no puff pastry for once.You can change the filling and play with its ingredients. A keeper for sure.
For the Dough:
  • 2½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Dry Yeast
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp White Sugar
  • ½ Cup warm Water
For the Filling:
  • ½ Cup Olives – Pitted and halved
  • 1½ Cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • ¾ Cup Whipping Cream (Heavy Cream)
  • ¾ Cup Grated Cheese
  • ½ tsp Dry Oregano
For the Topping:
  • 1 Egg – beaten
  • Sesame Seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
  2. Mix the dough ingredients all together until they form a nice flexible dough. Set aside in a warm place and cover. Let the dough rest for about 30 minutes (it will not rise so don’t worry).
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all filling ingredients.
  4. After 30 minutes, flatten the dough using a dough roller into a square sized about 14 ½ Inch X 14 ½ Inch (36cm X 36cm).
  5. Cut the dough into squares in the desired size. Normally toy will have 16-20 squares.
  6. Place 1 tsp of filling on the center of each square and fold in two into a triangle.
  7. Tighten the edges with your fingers to avoid the spilling and leaking of the filling while baking.
  8. Place the ready triangles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  9. Brush each turnover with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  10. Place in the preheated oven for 35 minutes until light brown.

  1. Hi Maya,
    Besides the sesame seems, what did you sprinkle the pastries with? Is it nutmeg?

    • Maya Moscovich - June 19, 2015

      Hey there!
      It’s actually Zaatar. It went really well together. You can also sprinkle with black sesame, poppy seeds and oregano. Tried them all and it worked out great!
      Enjoy 🙂

  2. Thank you 🙂 I will try it!!