Flaounas with a variety of cheeses

Preparation time: 5-6 hours

Baking time: 45-50 minutes


Ingredients (8 portions)

1 kg flour, sifted

½ tbsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp mahleb

1 tsp mastic powder

1 tsp anise

100 gr Lurpak® butter, melted

150 gr olive oil

100 gr yeast

400 gr milk, lukewarm

Sesame for breading

Egg, whisked for brushing

For the filling:

400 gr anari cheese

200 gr fresh Arla® cream cheese

200 gr Danish Arla® hard cheese, grated

200 gr cheddar Arla®, grated

6 eggs

2 tsps mahleb

1 tsp mastic powder

6 tbsps mint, chopped

200 gr black raisins

6 tbsps flour



Prepare the filling from the previous night or at least 5-6 hours ahead.

In a large bowl, place all the cheeses, anise, fresh cream cheese, Danish hard cheese and cheddar along with eggs, mahleb, mastic powder, mint, black raisins and flour and stir well.

Cover the filling with a membrane and place it in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours to 1 day.

For the dough, in a large bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder, mahleb, mastic powder, anise and stir well.

Add the olive oil and the melted butter and stir until the flour has a texture that looks like crumbs.

Add the yeast and the warm milk and keep kneading until a dough, neither soft nor hard, is formed.

Allow the dough to rest for 1-2 hours, on a clean, frosted table roll thin sheets ½ cm thick and cut squares and triangles pieces to an individual size.

Place the appropriate amount of filling, close the edges, brush the flaounas with the egg, sprinkle with sesame and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake flaounas in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 40-45 minutes.