Ottoman Beef and Feta Rolls
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A very rich and tasty Ottoman rolls stuffed with ground beef, feta, onion, pinenuts and currants.
Serves: 4
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour, all purpose flour works fine too.
  • 1 egg
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup feta, crumbled
  • 200g ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • ½ cup onions, chopped finely
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons currants
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  1. Combine all ingredients for dough and knead it with your hands until it holds.
  2. Divide the dough into four. Cover with a wet kitchen towel and let them rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Take one of the dough balls. Roll it thin, brush with melted butter and fold it three times.
  4. Brush with butter again and roll it out giving it a square shape.
  5. Repeat the same for all the dough balls. Chill them for an hour.
  6. Meanwhile prepare the filling. Combine crumbled feta with parsley.
  7. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sautee onions well with sugar.
  8. Add in ground beef, currants, salt and black pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Fold the rolled out and chilled dough again. Brush with butter and roll out again.
  10. Chill for another 30 minutes.
  11. Roll them out thinner this time in a rectangular shape.
  12. Stuff each of them with the filling and roll them up.
  13. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the rolls on it.
  14. Brush with beaten egg yolk and bake for 40 minutes in preheated oven to 180C.
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