Ajeen (Basic Dough)

READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
Recipe by Ratatouilleee

This is Lebanese basic dough. Ideal for Fatayers, Pastries etc. Got this from an authentic Lebanese food website.

Top Review by FLKeysJen

Tastes great! I'm not leaving a star rating because my dough did not rise. I'm suspecting yeast needs to be added to the recipe. The dough still worked well for Recipe#263613 - nice flavor and easy to work with. This was a treat for us since we usually wouldn't make a dough with this much oil. Made for Pick a Chef Spring 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour into a working surface.
  2. Mix in salt and sugar. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Pour olive oil and vegetable oil in the well.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the liquid.
  5. Add water gradually. Knead the dough into a ball (if the dough is too stiff add some water).
  6. Knead the dough on a floured working surface until it is smooth and elastic this can be done in an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, or in a food processor.
  7. Form the dough into a ball and put into a lightly floured bowl, covered with a damp cloth. Leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size- about 6 hours.

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