Middle East recipe: Sambusik

Ingredients:

3/4 cup shortening

2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 lb chopped lamb

2 tablespoons chopped pine nuts

1 small onion chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 or 3 sprigs parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons water, milk or stock fat for deep frying

Method:

1. Melt the shortening and mix with the flour and salt.

2. Add sufficient water to make a dough.

3. Knead the dough until it is manageable, then spread it on a floured pastry board.

4. Roll out 1/8th inch thickness.

5. Cut in rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter

6. Mix the meat, nuts, onions, seasonings, and parsley; moisten with the liquid

7. Place a spoonful of the stuffing on 1/2 inch of each circle; turn the other half over and press the edges together.

8. Prick the tops with a fork.

9. Fry in deep hot fat until light brown 4-6 minutes.

 

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