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Cheese Fatayer

Fatayer is a Middle Eastern savory pastries that are stuffed with either cheese or meat. This recipe that I have here makes super soft melt in the mouth bread and we are in love with this recipe.


  • 1 Cup Warm milk
  • ½ Cup Warm water plus 2 tbsp
  • ½ Cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tsp sugar
  • 4 ½ Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ Tsp salt


  • In a bowl, add milk, water, oil, yoghurt,yeast, sugar and salt. Mix it well.
  • Add flour and baking powder. Mix with a spoon.
  • Knead it well for 5 minutes.
  • Let it rest in a warm place for about 2 hours until it doubles in size.
  • punch it down and knead it for a minute.
  • Make small balls out of it and roll it lengthwise on a floured surface.
  • Add mozzarella cheese in middle. Pull the dough’s edges up around the filling and pinch the ends together to create a boat shape. This will keep the melting cheese inside while baking.
  • Any meat filling can be added inside too.
  • Bake the fatayer at 180 C for 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve it warm