Recipe by Devora
This is my husband's absolute favorite thing I make. It's a bit of work, but it's worth it! It's a typical Israeli snack which you can eat any time of the day.
- 1⁄2 cup oil, plus
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1⁄2 cup water, plus
- 2 tablespoons water (lukewarm)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 6 scallions
- 1 lb spinach, cooked and chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup mashed potatoes
- chopped walnuts
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- sesame seeds
- 1 egg, beaten with
- 1 tablespoon water
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine dough ingredients, adding the flour gradually until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
- Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and let rest 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Meanwhile, saute scallions and garlic in oil. Remove from heat and let cool, then add remaining filling ingredients and stir to mix.
- Form the dough into 1-inch balls and flatten to be 1/8 inch thick. Place a heaping teaspoon of filling in the center of each. Fold in half to make a half-moon shape and press on edges to seal. Place on a greased or nonstick baking tray.
- Brush with the egg mixture and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
- Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.