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Sambousik (Meat & Pine Nut Pastries)



20 portion(s)


  • 40 g pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 250 g coarsely minced lean lamb
  • 1 onion, medium-sized
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • olive oil, extra for deep frying


  • 180 g self-raising flour
  • 180 g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 g sugar
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 150-170 g water

Recipe's preparation

    Filling Method:
  1. Chop onion Speed 6, 6 secs (repeat if needed)

    Add oil & spices, saute on varoma temp for 5mins, sp1

    Add mince, cook for 20mins, temp 100deg, speed 2Counter-clockwise operation

    Add pine nuts Gentle stir setting 3sec


  2. Transfer into a bowl and set aside

  3. Pastry Method:
  4. Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl, mix 20sec/ speed 2

    Then Knead for 2mins/Dough mode

    Transfer dough to prepared dough or thermomat and allow to rest for 30mins. 



  5. Assembling the Sambousik
  6. Divide dough in half and roll out one piece at a time on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm thickness.

    Cut into circles about 6-7cm in diameter.

    Place a teaspoon of filling in the centre of each round.

    Bring up the sides to make a semi-circle and seal the edges by dipping your index finger in a cup of water and running it along the inside edge then press down with a fork to ensure edges are sealed.

    Deep-fry pastries in batches in olive oil over medium heat until golden and crispy.

    Best served hot, but may also be eaten cold.  



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When cooking the mince remove the measuring cup and replace with the simmering basket to allow steam to escape. 

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  • Amanda08: How am I only just seeing your comment?...

    Submitted by Ilhaam on 31. May 2020 - 21:24.

    Amanda08: How am I only just seeing your comment? Thank you Amanda for commenting and rating

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  • Really enjoyed this recipe thank you! The pastry...

    Submitted by Amanda08 on 29. December 2018 - 11:43.

    Really enjoyed this recipe thank you! The pastry is just lovely, I will play around with how much of the spices I add next time, I don't think I put in quite enough.

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