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EMILY'S SYRIAN "HAND PIES"
(AKA: MIDDLE EASTERN PIZZA)

Like pizza, Syrian "hand pies" are the perfect grab-and-go snack or the ideal comfort food for a relaxing night in. And like pizza, the options are endless. Our pick from Emily's new cookbook is a classic with cheese filling, a pop of heat from our Harissa infused oil and a brilliant boost of flavour from Za'atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix you'll want to use on a whole variety of dishes.

OUR OWN ZA'ATAR SPICE MIX RECIPE
INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup dried sumac berries
1/4 cup dried thyme
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried marjoram
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1/4 tbsp coarse Kosher or sea salt
2 tbsp fresh olive oil

DIRECTIONS:
Place all dry ingredients in a spice grinder. You can use a blender, too. Grind until fine. Then add olive oil and blend. 

 

EMILY'S SYRIAN "HAND PIE" DOUGH
MAKES: 8
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp quick-rising yeast
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
2 egg yolks + 1 egg
New Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(Option: You can use store bought pizza dough, then follow directions below)

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 375°. Lightly oil a medium mixing bowl and set aside. Heat milk until warm to touch. In a separate mixing bowl combine 1-1/2 cups flour and the rest of the dry ingredients. Pour in the warm milk, then egg yolks, and mix to form a soft dough. Spread 1/2 cup flour on flat surface and turn the dough onto it. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in oiled mixing bowl and cover with a dry tea towel. Allow the dough to rise in a warm spot for 15 to 20 minutes until double in bulk. Divide the dough into 8 balls and cover them with a damp tea towel. Roll the balls one at a time into a 6-inch disk about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Place filling in the centre, then roll up the sides until they touch the filling. Pinch ends together forming an oblong boat shape. Place them on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment. Whisk the remaining egg with a few tablespoons of water to form an egg wash and brush over the surface of the dough. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden and the filling is cooked through. You can eat these warm or cold. Either way, add a generous drizzle of our newest fresh extra virgin olive.

EMILY'S SYRIAN "HAND PIE" FILLING 
INGREDIENTS: 1 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
4 tbsp Harissa olive oil
1/2 cup full-fat Greek-style thick yogurt
2 tbsp Za'atar
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

DIRECTIONS: On medium-high heat, place 2 tbsp Harissa olive oil, onions and garlic In a small frying pan, then saute until soft. Remove from heat and cool. In a bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp olive oil, yogurt and Za'atar. Add onion-garlic mixture and combine. Add half of tomatoes and feta cheese and mix until the filling is combined and holds together. Place remaining tomatoes cut side up on the hand pies before placing in the oven to bake.  
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