Authentic Palestinian Sfeeha Meat Pies: A Taste of Old Jerusalem

Embrace Tradition with Palestinian Sfeeha Meat Pies

Step into the enchanting alleys of Old Jerusalem and let the aroma of freshly baked Sfeeha Meat Pies lead you on a culinary adventure like no other. At Sea Of Herbs, a spice and herbal shop nestled in the heart of this ancient city, we take pride in preserving the rich culinary heritage of Palestine. Today, we’re thrilled to share with you our time-honored recipe for Palestinian Sfeeha Meat Pies, seasoned with our very own special meat spice mix.

Crafting the Perfect Dough

Begin your culinary journey by preparing the foundation of these delectable pies – the dough. In a bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, and a sachet of instant yeast (0.75 oz). Add 1 cup of warm milk, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, and 1/2 cup of olive oil. Mix well and let it rest and rise for an hour, allowing the dough to develop its flavor and texture.

Savor the Flavors of the Middle East with our Meat Spice Mix

While the dough rises, let’s prepare the flavorful meat mixture that will grace the tops of our pies. In a blender, combine half an onion, 1 chili pepper, a handful of parsley, a couple of cloves of garlic, and the juice of half a lemon. Blend until smooth, then transfer to a mixing bowl.

To this mixture, add 3 tablespoons of tahini paste, 1 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, some salt, 1 tablespoon of Sea of Herbs meat spice mix, 1 teaspoon of Sea of herbs Paprika, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Assembling and Baking the Pies

Once the dough has risen, divide it into individual-sized portions and shape them into flat circular shapes. Spread the prepared meat mixture generously on top of each dough circle, ensuring an even layer of deliciousness. For an extra touch of authenticity, sprinkle some pine nuts on top of the meat mixture.

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), then bake the assembled pies until they turn a glorious golden brown, filling your kitchen with irresistible aromas. Once baked to perfection, remove the pies from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

A Culinary Journey to Remember

With each bite of our Palestinian Sfeeha Meat Pies, you’ll be transported to the bustling markets and ancient streets of Old Jerusalem. The harmonious blend of savory meat, aromatic spices, and tender dough is a testament to the culinary legacy of Palestine, a tradition we’re honored to share with you.

Experience the Magic in Your Own Kitchen

Ready to embark on your own culinary adventure? Follow our step-by-step recipe and video demonstration to recreate the magic of Palestinian Sfeeha Meat Pies in your own kitchen. Gather your ingredients, embrace the flavors of the Middle East, and treat yourself to a taste of tradition.

Dough Ingredients:
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 sachet of instant yeast (0.75 oz)
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
Meat Mix Ingredients:
  • 1 pound of ground lamb or beef (lamb preferred)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 chili pepper
  • A handful of parsley
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini paste
  • 1 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Sea of Herbs meat spices 
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast.
    • Add warm milk, yogurt, and olive oil. Mix until a dough forms.
    • Cover the bowl and let the dough rest and rise for about an hour.
  2. Prepare the Meat Mix:
    • In a blender, combine onion, chili pepper, parsley, garlic, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
    • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add tahini paste, pomegranate molasses, yogurt, salt, meat spice mix, paprika, and olive oil. Mix well.
    • Gradually add ground lamb or beef to the mixture, incorporating it until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Assemble and Bake:
    • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Divide the risen dough into individual-sized portions and shape them into flat circular shapes.
    • Spread the prepared meat mixture generously on top of each dough circle.
    • Optionally, sprinkle pine nuts on top of the meat mixture for added flavor.
    • Place the assembled pies on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  4. Enjoy:
    • Serve the Palestinian Sfeeha Meat Pies warm, either as a snack or a main dish, and savor the delicious flavors of Old Jerusalem!

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