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Cheese and Zaatar Parcels

The combination of flavors is lovely especially given they are bundled in a rough puff pastry. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Category: Mezze, Side Dishes, Snack
Servings: 16
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Chef Tariq


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 150 ml Water cold
  • 1 Egg
  • 150 g White Cheese
  • 150 g Feta Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Zaatar
  • 10 g Mint


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Combine the salt and flour. 
  • Cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour mix.
  • Using your fingers, mix the butter into the flour mixture until it's combined.
  • Add the water slowly until you form a dough. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out on a floured surface. Fold the dough in thirds and roll again. Continue this process several times.
  • Roll out one final time. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 16 circles.
  • Finely chop the cheeses and mix in a bowl with zaatar.
  • Place a spoonful of the cheese filling in each circle.
  • Whisk the egg in a small bowl and use this to seal the circles into half moon shapes.
  • Place on a tray and glaze with the remaining egg. Chill in the fridge until firm.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until brown.



Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 38mg | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1.2mg