Sambusic

Sambusic

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Alimentari
Makes
10–12 pies
Photographer
Lauren Bamford

Traditionally, sambusic are small canapé-sized bites. However, super-sizing them proved to be a great idea. Pair with some labne and you have yourself a delicious meal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 quantity see method for ingredients
see method for ingredients, to serve (optional)

Hashwee

Quantity Ingredient
500g minced lean lamb
1 large onion, finely diced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon see method for ingredients
2 tablespoons ghee
25g pine nuts

Method

  1. To make the hashwee, brown the lamb in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon as you go. Add the onion while there are still juices in the pan and cook until the juices have evaporated. Add the salt and baharat and cook until fragrant. Turn the heat down to low. In a separate saucepan, melt the ghee over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and stir continuously for 3–4 minutes, until golden brown. Add the pine nuts and ghee to the mince, turn the heat up to medium, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 260°C or the highest temperature it will go. Grease two large baking trays.
  3. Divide the dough in half and work with one piece at a time. Roll out onto a well-floured work surface into a rectangle about 3 mm thick. Cut out circles using a 12 cm cutter. Collect the offcuts and roll out again to use up all of the dough. You should get 10–12 circles.
  4. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the hashwee into the centre of each dough circle. Fold the pastry over to form a semi-circle, then press lightly to push out air and seal the edge. Starting at one end, make a series of small folds to crimp the edge.
  5. Place the pies onto the prepared baking trays and bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with a bowl of labne alongside (if desired).
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