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Flaounes

Flaounes

Posted August 29, 2018

10

Serves 10

40 Minutes

No need to travel to Cyprus to taste the best flaounes! With Sousou you can prepare these small traditional savory buns stuffed with cheese at home! So, go ahead, give this special Cypriot recipe a try.

Ingredients

Filling:

 

  • 2 Packs halloumi cheese, grated
  • 500g Kashkaval, grated
  • 1 Bunch chopped mint
  • ¼ Teaspoon fenugreek
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon musk
  • 4 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 10 Eggs

 

Dough:

 

  • 5 Cups flour
  • ¼ Teaspoon fenugreek
  • ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon musk
  • 3 Teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¾ Cup olive oil
  • 1½ to 2 Cups water
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How to Cook:

Dough:

 

  • Mix the flour, salt, fenugreek, nutmeg, musk and the baking powder in a large bowl, then, add the olive oil and gradually the water. Kneed it well; to form the dough.
    Divide the dough into 6 balls. Cover with nylon film and a cloth. Leave aside for ½ hour.

 

Filling:

 

  • Mix the two cheeses, mint, fenugreek and nutmeg. Then, add musk, baking powder, flour and salt. Lastly, add the eggs one at a time. Mix well after each addition.

 

Flaounes:

 

  • Spread some sesame seeds on the work surface.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured table until it becomes thin. Cut it with a round cookie cutter, in order to create circles.
  • Put in each circle one tablespoon of the cheese filling. Join the three points in order to form a triangle. Leave the middle open. Press the edges firmly.
  • Put them in an oiled tray and bake them in the oven until golden.

 

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