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Cheese Maznik Pie

Maznik is a traditional Macedonian pie, spiral-shaped, with homemade dough, and filled with cheese, meat, spinach or other ingredients. Here is our version of it, a truly cheesy one! It might not be the simplest of recipes, but if you follow our detailed instructions and open yourself up to some new techniques and some new flavors for your evolving palate!
Maznik is a traditional Macedonian pie, spiral-shaped, with homemade dough, and filled with cheese, meat, spinach or other ingredients. Here is our version of it, a truly cheesy one! It might not be the simplest of recipes, but if you follow our detailed instructions and open yourself up to some new techniques and some new flavors for your evolving palate!

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Ingredients

1 pound flour
salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup warm water
7 ounces of butter
10 ounces of cheese, shredded

Ingredients

Steps

1
Done

Preheat the oven to 380°F/190°C.

2
Done

Melt 2 ounces (55 grams) of butter.

3
Done

Place the flour in a large bowl. Add a pinch of salt and the baking powder. Pour the olive oil and water, while gently stirring the flour.

4
Done

Spread flour on your working surface (it's preferably to use a tablecloth - you'll need it later for wrapping the dough). Begin kneading the dough adding a little more flour as it becomes sticky. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth, elastic and firm.

5
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Shape the dough into a 4 inches (10 cm) roll and then cut it into 6 balls. Level them with a rolling pin until thin.

6
Done

Grab a knob of butter in the tip of your fingers and spread it over each round of dough. When you’re done, place them in stacks of 2, with butter on the sides so you can stick them together.

7
Done

Grab each stack and widen until it is almost transparent.

8
Done

Evenly spread 1 tablespoon of melted butter and around 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of shredded cheese on the surface of the dough.

9
Done

Lift the edges of the tablecloth closest to you and allow the pastry to roll.

10
Done

Grab one of the ends and make a swirl with it. Add the swirl in a baking tray.

11
Done

Continue with the remaining ingredients, until you have used the other 2 stacks of dough and the filling ingredients. Add the second and the third swirl in the baking tray, trying to shape one big swirl pie.

12
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Bake the pie for the next 25 minutes.

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Nutritional Chart

472 kcal
Calories
46 g
Protein
11 g
Fat
28 g
Carbohydrates

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Vlad Popa

I guess I’ve always had a passion for cooking ever since I was a kid when I was mom’s little helper in the kitchen. Even though I wasn’t actually cooking, I was a picky eater, and I focused on bringing more flavor to her dishes, by adding extra herbs and spices I felt might enrich it. Time has passed, and I haven’t changed that much: I am now my girlfriend’s helper.

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