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Hawawshi Tarek Style

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For the Filling:
500g Australian Ground Beef
2 Onions, chopped
½ cup Parsley
1 Hot Chili
1 Egg Yolk
Salt and Pepper, to taste
For the Dough:
1 packet Dry Yeast
1 tsp Sugar
1 cup Water
3 cups Flour
Pinch of Salt
1/3 tbsp Sugar
1/3 cup Oil
For Garnishing:
Sesame & Black Cumin Seeds


1 Preheat the oven at 180 C.
2 To make the dough: Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1 cup of warm water.
3 Add a little of the flour, mix and set aside in a warm place for 15 minutes until foamy.
4 Sift flour. Add oil and mix with fingertips until absorbed.
5 Add the yeast to the above mixture. Knead well. Set aside in a warm place for one hour until the dough rises.
6 Divide dough in 2 balls. Roll each into a circle about 1 cm thick.
7 To make the filling: Chop very finely onion, parsley, chili and combine with the minced beef. Season with salt and pepper.
8 Stuff dough rounds with this mixture.
9 Fold dough in half, pressing the edges closed firmly with fingers.
10 Brush top of the hawawshi with 1 beaten egg.
11 Bake in hot oven at 250 C for 20 minutes until tops golden brown. Serve immediately.