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5 from 4 votes

Cheese Fatayer

A Middle Eastern snack/appetizer that can be filled with any filling you want. This combination of feta, fresh parsley and mint makes these irresistible
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: Middle East
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 125.5kcal
Author: Amira


  • 2 1/2 cup flour.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon yeast.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar.
  • 3 Tablespoon dry milk.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 1 cup warm water.

For the cheese filling

  • 1 cup feta cheese.
  • 2 Tablespoon parsley- chopped.
  • 2 Tablespoon dry or fresh mint.
  • 1 egg


Make the dough:

  • In your mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt yeast and dry milk mixing well.
Add oil and mix, then add water, mix the dough then knead by hand for another 3-4 minutes until you have a nice soft dough.
  • Place in an oiled bowl, cover and let it rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Make the filling:

  • Meanwhile prepare the filling by combining all the ingredients together mixing well.

Assemble and bake:

  • Divide the dough in half. Take the first half and roll into a rectangle.
  • Spread half of the filling in the rectangle then roll to form a log.
  • Cut the long into 1.5 to 2 inches length, or less according to your desire. Then brush with oil.
  • Using a wooden stick, make an indentation in the middle of each piece .
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 400F preheated oven.
  • Let it cool down and Enjoy!!


Calories: 125.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 257.2mg | Potassium: 43.9mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg