Posts Tagged ‘Cheese’

Feta and Olive Turnovers

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
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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.
Ingredients
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
Instructions
  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.

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 […]

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Cheese Omelet – A Square pocket omelet

Home Made Cooking

Is there anything more basic than an Omelet? Probably, but omelet is the easiest solution I know for lunch, breakfast and sometimes, even dinner.

I came home for a lunch break and had zero time to make some food before I leave back to work so I made myself a sandwich. But, how do you make an omelet that fits right between to slices of bread? You make it a square omelet of course. Read More

Is there anything more basic than an Omelet? Probably, but omelet is the easiest solution I know for lunch, breakfast and sometimes, even dinner. I came home for a lunch break and had zero time to make some food before I leave back to work so I made myself a sandwich. But, how do you […]

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Cheese Patties – A vegetarian treat

Home Made Cooking

What do you do if you’re tired of serving the same meat balls, the same patties? What are the alternatives or options when you want to make something tasty, healthy and new?
My husband is vegetarian and so over the last 10 years I’ve been coming up with great recipes for great dishes that do not include meat and are HAPPILY accepted even by the kids. Read More

What do you do if you’re tired of serving the same meat balls, the same patties? What are the alternatives or options when you want to make something tasty, healthy and new? My husband is vegetarian and so over the last 10 years I’ve been coming up with great recipes for great dishes that do […]

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