Sfiha Recipe

Looking for an easy Sfiha recipe? Learn how to make Sfiha using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by candychica36

Makes 9 servings



These delicious, exotic pizzas are traditional in Lebanon and Syria. They make perfect appetizers or entrees.

Recipe Ingredients for Sfiha

1 teaspoon dry active yeast
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons sugar
3 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 egg whites
1 onions, finely chopped and drained of juices
1 chili pepper, finely chopped
18 ounces ground lamb or beef
3/4 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 salt and pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste (optional)

Recipe Directions for Sfiha

  1. Dissolve the yeast with the sugar in 1/2 cup of the water, leave in a warm place for 10 minutes, or until it begins to froth.

  2. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and stir in the olive oil. Add the yeast mixture and slowly add enough of the remaining water to hold the dough together in a ball.

  3. Knead vigorously for about 10 minutes until the dough comes off the sides of the bowl and becomes smooth and elastic. Towards the end of the kneading, add the flavorings, if desired.

  4. Pour a small amount (1/2 tablespoon) of olive oil in the bowl and roll the dough in it to grease it over.

  5. Leave in a warm area for 1-1/2 - 2 hours. (should be doubled in size).

  6. Cut the dough into 9 pieces and roll each out thinly on a flat floured surface. Roll out to 7 inch circles.

  7. Place the rounds on oiled baking sheets and brush with egg whites. Cook in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes, turn over and brush the other side with egg whites. cook for another 8 minutes.

  8. Let them cool enough to handle.

  9. Mix the filling ingredients together and work with your hands into a soft paste. Take even lumps of the mixture and spread thickly over each pastry round.

  10. Bake in the oven at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

  11. Serve hot.

Categories

Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Bake, Halal

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 178.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
359
Calories from Fat
117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.0g
20%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Sodium
334mg
14%
Potassium
368mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
36.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
22.6g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
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