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Thin and Crispy Sugar Cinnamon Turnovers


You can make these turnovers with a variety of different filling. Sweet or even savory fillings, like cheese or spinach!

For the dough

  • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the olive oil. Rub the mixture between your fingers until it resembles wet sand.
  • Add the lukewarm water and knead the dough until it becomes nice and firm.
  • Shape into a ball and place in a bowl dusted with some flour.
  • Cover and set it aside to rest and rise for at least 1 hour.

For the filling

  • Divide the dough into 6 equal sized balls.
  • Roll each one out into a thin sheet.
  • Brush the surface with some olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Fold each corner inward to create a rectangular shape.
  • Fold it in half and press on the edges to seal.
  • You can use a rolling pin to make it even thinner.
  • Lightly brush the turnovers with some olive oil.
  • Cook in a non-stick pan until golden and crunchy.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
12 %


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)
22 %

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)
11 %

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)
8 %


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)
0 %


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)
8 %


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)
13 %


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)
3 %


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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