June 06, 2016 12:00 AM | by Sweet Pillar™
Ramadan Recipes: Syrian Cheese Pizza by Sweet Pillar™
The Syrian cheese pizza recipe is surely a great addition to your Ramadan 2018 menus for Iftar and Suhoor! This cheese combination can be tossed with pasta, made into rolls, made into pizza, baked into savory pies called fatayir.
On @sweetpillarfood Instagram, I asked if anyone can guess what I was making and it was so cool to see all the different responses. People said fatayir, barak, carbonara, cheese rolls, bourek, quiche and so many other things which are essentially the same thing. It really showed me that all across the world our roots are all the same, we enjoy the same things but add our own little twist to it.
Fatayir, the Arabic word for it, is something that I like to always have at home for those times when my hubby is hangry and I need to give him something quick, or when Ayla (my daughter) is hangry and I need to give her something quick. They are so similar those two. Or if I don't have time to eat anything and I'm on the go I'll grab a few. They make them with a variety of fillings, spinach and cheese are my top favorites but there are meat fillings and zaatar and the list goes on. They're basically the Arab version of empanadas. I plan on making and photographing a variety of them soon, but in the meantime I used store bough pizza dough and this was so easy to put together as a result. The combination of parsley and cheese is just so good I can't even handle it.
Ingredients to make Syrian cheese pizza:
Syrian Cheese (or substitute with Queso Fresco)
Finely chopped parsley
Black sesame seeds
Pizza dough (I used Pillsbury)
Steps to make Syrian cheese pizza:
1. Mix cheeses together with chopped parsley and black sesame.
2. The egg is optional, traditionally it is used, however, I didn't notice much of a difference with it or without so it's up to you. It does hold everything together slightly better with the egg, but if you don't have an egg then don't worry about it.
3. Spread on dough.
4. Bake according to package instructions.
5. Eat while hot with a crunchy cucumber for optimal flavor!
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