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Cheese-filled pastries – Flaounes

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Cheese-filled pastries – Flaounes


For the dough

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the water, the yeast, and mix with a hand whisk.
  • Add the flour, the olive oil, salt, and beat with the hook attachment at high speed, for 5-8 minutes.
  • Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it double in volume.

For the filling

  • In a bowl, add the gruyere cheese and the halloumi.
  • In a mortar and pestle, add 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the mastic, the mahlab, the mint, and crush them well until mashed. Transfer to the bowl with the cheeses and mix.
  • In the bowl add the cinnamon, the lemon zest, the semolina, the egg, the raisins, the rest of the sugar, and mix with your hands until the mixture binds together.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (390 ο F) set to fan.
  • Divide the dough and the filling into 10 pieces.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out one of the dough pieces into a 10 cm circle or triangle. Place one piece of the filling at the center and fold the edges inwards, leaving a gap at the center.
  • Press the edges with a fork and transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Follow the same process for all the pieces and bake each baking pan separately for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
19 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
20 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
41 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
18 %


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.

Sugars (g)
17 %


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.

Protein (g)
30 %


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.

Fibre (g)
8 %


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.

Sodium (g)
17 %


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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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