Appetizers and Snacks
Vegetarian "Arabic Pizza"
This is a vegetarian version of Lahma wa Ajeen. These are small pizzas the size of saucers. It takes a bit of time but worth the work!
Put yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water and leave for 20 minutes.
Mix flour and salt, form a well and add yeast liquid and oil.
Mix by hand.
Knead, adding small quantities of warm water, until the dough is soft and smooth.
Let rise in a warm room for 2 hours.
Mix mince, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, sumac and salt & pepper to taste, and cayenne pepper (be generous) together.
Knead dough again and divide into egg size balls (about 20).
Pat each ball into a flat patties about 6" diameter.
Spread mix on each one (not edges), place on a greased tray and cook in a 400F/200C hot oven for 15 minutes at most (watch it!)
Say Bismillah and eat!
Recipe by Cecilia Moen