Taste of Cyprus Local Food Olive pies with orange juice

Olive pies with orange juice

Mix the flour with the oil until it has all been absorbed.  (you can do this in a mixer). Then, make a well in the centre (if you are doing it by hand) and add the lukewarm water, with a little salt and the fresh orange juice (if you want you can replace the juice with 3 cups of water). If you are kneading the mixture with a mixer add ingredients to the mixer and continue kneading until the mixture is smooth and elastic. If the dough is too tough, add a little more water, if it is too loose, add a little more flour. Keep it covered for at least ½ an hour to let it settle.
Mix the olives with the coriander and preheat the oven to 180°C. Take small pieces of the dough, and spread them out into thin layers. Cut square pieces of 20cm roughly, and then cut them diagonally into 2 triangles. Place a tablespoon of the mixture a little above the triangle’s longest side and then bring the long side above the mixture to cover it. Roll them into rolls and give them a croissant shape and spread them out on an oiled dish (or baking paper). Spread a little oil over them, sprinkle sesame seeds on them if you want, and cook in the oven for about 45 minutes, until they take a brownish colour.

Ingredients:

1kg village flour
1/3 cup olive oil + extra
to spread
2 cups (approx.) lukewarm water
1 cup orange juice
A little salt, a little oil
to spread
3 cups finely chopped
black olives
½ cup finely chopped
fresh coriander
Sesame seeds to sprinkle on top (optional)

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