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help--what kind of dough for Isreali spinach pie?

fayehess Oct 1, 2008 12:23 PM

I need to make Isreali spinach pies, and I don't know what type of dough to use.

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    flavrmeistr RE: fayehess Oct 1, 2008 12:35 PM


    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: fayehess Oct 1, 2008 12:37 PM

      If you can find a recipe for Burek, an mideastern alternative with phyllo, but big, do it, beats the little ones hands down, a real WOW

      1. scubadoo97 RE: fayehess Oct 1, 2008 03:25 PM

        Phyllo is easy since it is ready made but another type of stuffed pie is a sambusak. The dough is made with flour or I use part flour and part cream of wheat or semolina. This gives a slightly gritty texture but good.


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          JungMann RE: scubadoo97 Oct 2, 2008 08:30 AM

          I haven't had "Israeli" spinach pie, but I'd imagine sambousa dough is exactly what you'd want for spinach pie from that part of the Middle East.

        2. Miss Needle RE: fayehess Oct 1, 2008 03:36 PM

          My old roommate used to be Israeli and ate spinach boureks (sp?) often. I believe it was either made with filo or puff pastry.

          1. BamiaWruz RE: fayehess Oct 4, 2008 10:56 PM

            If you mean this is like a triangular pastry with spinach filled, slight sour taste and sometimes onions then you can use a recipe under "fatayer dough" (google search)

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