Sanbusa Turnovers

Recipe by Millereg
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 24-48
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Dough
  • 34
    cup butter
  • 34
    cup oil
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 12 - 34
    cup cold water
  • Meat filling
  • 1 12
  • 34
    cup of finely chopped onion
  • 14
    cup oil
  • 12
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 1
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
    cup of finely chopped parsley
  • 34
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cheese Filling
  • 1 12
    lbs feta cheese, crumbled
  • 34
    cup fresh herb, finely chopped (dill, mint, chives, parsley, cilantro)
  • 3
    tablespoons water
  • 34
    teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable Filling
  • 14
  • 34
    cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 12
    lbs leafy greens, coarsely chopped (spinach, chard, dandelion or nettles)
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 12
    cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and lightly toasted
  • 14
  • 34
    teaspoon pepper
  • Sweet Filling
  • 3
    cups almonds, finely ground
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons cardamom
  • 14
    teaspoon saffron, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2
    tablespoons rose water
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DIRECTIONS

  • ----To Make the Dough----.
  • Melt the butter with the oil.
  • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl, make a well in the center, and add oil and butter.
  • Stir vigorously until combined, and then add water until the dough holds together and comes away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Wrap the ball of dough in plastic and let rest in the refrigerator while preparing the stuffing.
  • ----To Make the Meat Filling----.
  • Work all ingredients with the hands until fully combined.
  • ----To Make the Cheese Filling----.
  • Place ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor; blend well.
  • ----To Make the Vegetable Filling----.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat, and then sauté the onions for 2 minutes.
  • Add the greens and salt and stir well.
  • Lower the heat, cover the pan, and cook until the greens are wilted and give off their juices.
  • Turn off the heat, add the toasted walnuts, currants and pepper, and stir well.
  • ----To Make the Sweet Filling----.
  • Combine all ingredients and stir well.
  • ----To Assemble the Sanbusa----.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.
  • For each pastry, take a walnut-sized piece of dough and roll it out into a 3 inch circle.
  • Place a teaspoonful of filling in the center of the dough, fold the circle into a half-moon shape and pinch the edges firmly.
  • (Another traditional shape is the triangular pocket, formed by pinching together the edges of the circle in three seams that meet in the center over the filling).
  • Place the pastries on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 45 minutes, until golden yellow, or deep fry in vegetable oil.
  • Serve warm.
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