Mana'eesh (J)gibneh - Cheese Pastries

Mana'eesh (J)gibneh - Cheese Pastries created by loof751

This is one of my favorite foods. Mostly because I love the dough. Traditionally it's made with Akkawi cheese but you can mix with Mozzerlla or sub If you like a lil something extra try jazzing them up with za'taar spice or some veggies. These freeze well pre baked. I have brushed them around the edges with olive oil or butter for a golden glow but not always. Play around with them to cook them to how you like. Some like a softer dough and less time in the oven and some like a crunchy dough. This dough can do either.

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  • Dissolve the sugar in the ¼ cup water. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let ferment and bubble.
  • In a large bowl combine the yeast, flour, salt, olive oil, egg, and warm milk. Knead until a soft dough is formed. Dough will be slightly sticky, so always make sure your hands have a little olive oil on them.
  • Lightly grease the same bowl with olive oil. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a clean cloth and leave in a warm dry place for at least 2 hours, until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Take fist-fulls of the dough and on a floured surface roll out into small balls. Let rest for 5 minutes. Flatten each dough ball into 4” disc, about ½” thick.
  • Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and top with cheese. Repeat with remaining dough and cheese.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes. Serve warm.
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"This is one of my favorite foods. Mostly because I love the dough. Traditionally it's made with Akkawi cheese but you can mix with Mozzerlla or sub If you like a lil something extra try jazzing them up with za'taar spice or some veggies. These freeze well pre baked. I have brushed them around the edges with olive oil or butter for a golden glow but not always. Play around with them to cook them to how you like. Some like a softer dough and less time in the oven and some like a crunchy dough. This dough can do either."

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  1. loof751
    Mana'eesh (J)gibneh - Cheese Pastries Created by loof751
  2. loof751
    These were terrific! The dough came out smooth and easy to work with. Mine rose quite a bit while baking and came out soft and tender, just as I wanted them. I topped with mozzarella cheese. I served these with recipe #387638 Koftit Roz (Rice Meatballs) ; the next day I split open one of the pastries, stuffed a couple of sliced meatballs in, and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Great recipe - thanks for posting it!
  3. MarraMamba
    these were fantastic, i loved them and easy to make!!!
  4. Jamilahs_Kitchen
    Mana'eesh (J)gibneh - Cheese Pastries Created by Jamilahs_Kitchen
  5. Mayas Mama
    Mana'eesh (J)gibneh - Cheese Pastries Created by Mayas Mama
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