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Feteer- Layered pastry

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Feteer- Layered pastry

Method

We could say that the feteer is a combination of pizza and pancake. It is a lot yummier than pizza and even more delicious than pancakes; it is a fluffy dough pastry that Egyptians “load” with several ingredients -sweet and savory-, with eggs and apricots being some the most popular alternatives. As for the Pharaohs? They wanted to enjoy their feteers with honey, nuts, and fruits.

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the flour, the salt, the water, and beat with the hook attachment.
  • Knead at medium speed for as long as necessary, until there is an elastic and wet dough. It will be a little sticky – and it has to be, so that you can spread it well.
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces and pour 100 g melted butter over it.
  • Let it rest for 1 hour before starting to work with it.
  • Spread melted butter onto a marble surface or onto your kitchen counter, and start rolling out the first dough piece. Slowly roll it out with your hands, so that it becomes very thin and translucent.
  • Fold the left ¼ of the dough over the rest, drizzle with melted butter, and fold the right ¼ over the middle piece.
  • Spread again some more melted butter.
  • Fold the upper ¼ of the dough towards the center and after spreading again with melted butter, fold the bottom ¼ of the dough towards the upper part. It’s like you are making an envelope.
  • Cut this dough piece into 4.
  • Follow the same process for the rest of the dough pieces, so that you will end up with 16 square dough pieces. Share the dough into two baking pans lined with parchment paper, by leaving a gap between them.
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (375° F) set to fan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, by flipping over the feteers once during baking, until they turn nicely golden.
  • Alternatively, cook them in a frying pan over medium heat, with very little or no oil for 5-6 minutes on each side.
  • During baking, the dough rises and becomes like puff pastry.
  • Serve the feteers two by two, like a sandwich. Stuff them with cheese, olives, peppers, and heat them up in the oven, at 190°C (375° F) set to fan, for 3-4 minutes until the cheese melts.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

690
Calories (kcal)
35 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

57.0
Total Fat (g)
81 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

35.0
Saturated Fat (g)
175 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

35.0
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.0
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

8.7
Protein (g)
17 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.6
Fibre (g)
10 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.72
Sodium (g)
12 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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