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Spinach and goat’s cheese fatayer recipe

Spinach and goat’s cheese fatayer recipe

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‘Fatayer are found across the Middle East, filled with spinach, cheese and sometimes meat – they’re not dissimilar to mini pizzas.' says Dina Macki, a food writer, recipe developer and presenter. 'You’ll find them in almost every household during Ramadan, for breaking fast.’ See method

  • Makes 22
  • Takes 1 hr
  • 103 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 3 x 145g packs pizza base mix
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 300g baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sumac or ½ lemon, zested
  • 60g pine nuts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 65g soft goat’s cheese
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
source of protein and a source of vitamin A

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    435kj
    103kcal
    5%
  • Fat

    3g 4%
  • Saturates

    1g 5%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.6g Protein 3.5g Fibre 1.4g

Method

  1. Make up the pizza base mixes to pack instructions. Knead for 5 mins until smooth, then divide into 22 equal pieces (about 30g each). Shape into balls and transfer to lined baking trays. Set aside in a warm place for 10 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion for 5 mins, then add the spinach and stir to wilt. Add the remaining ingredients, apart from the cheese and egg, and stir well. Cook over a medium-high heat for 5-6 mins until most of the liquid has disappeared, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Roll a dough ball into an oval about 10cm long, then spoon 1 tbsp filling into the centre, leaving a border around the edge. Firmly pinch together the sides at each end to create a boat shape, then transfer to a lined baking tray. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  4. Crumble the cheese over the fatayer and brush the edges with beaten egg. Bake for 16-20 mins until golden, then serve.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

Freeze the dough only. Not suitable for freezing once baked

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