Sambusak is one of my favorite pastries. You can serve them on trays at a party (great finger food) and they are great on picnics and bag lunches.
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 8 ounces unsalted margarine, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1To make the pastry, first combine the flour and salt.
- 2Using an electric mixer, cream the margarine and gradually blend in the flour mixture.
- 3Add the water.
- 4Knead until a ball forms.
- 5Let the dough rest as you prepare the filling.
- 6To make the meat filling, saute the onion in oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- 7Add the chopped meat and brown it, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, about 20 minutes.
- 8Let meat cool, then add the spices and pine nuts.
- 9Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- 10Spread the 1/2 cup of sesame seeds on a large plate.
- 11Break off walnut size pieces of dough.
- 12Shape each into a ball and dip it lightly on one side into the sesame seeds, then roll it, seed side down, into a 3-inch round.
- 13Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of the round.
- 14Fold it over to make a half-moon and crimp the edges together tightly so that filling will not burst through.
- 15(Sambusak can be frozen at this point. Place them in a single layer on a tray lined with wax paper and freeze them. Place frozen sambusak in double plastic bags and return them to the freezer. To bake frozen pastries, place them on ungreased baking sheets ) Place pastries on ungreased baking sheets and bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
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Nutritional Facts for Sambusak (Filled Beef Pastries)
Serving Size: 1 (1488 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 49.8
- Calories from Fat 18
- Total Fat 2.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 4.2 mg
- Sodium 121.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 2.5 g