Those pastries from my friend Selvi. Thanks again Selvi, they were very satisfying!


1 egg

1 cup whole milk

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

3.5-4 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp dry active yeast

½ cup olive oil

for filling:

1 cup pitted black olives sliced

For topping

1 egg yolk

Sesame seed (if desired)


Heat 1 cup of whole milk and sugar mixture until lukewarm. Sprinkle active yeast and rest it in a warm place like non-heated oven for about 15-20 minutes to rise. Combine rest of the ingredients; egg, salt, oil and flour in a medium bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and knead it strongly. Let it rest and rise to make it double size.

Knead again before give it a shape.Grab small piece of dough (as big as an egg). Give them round shape and spread on your palm to be able to fill inside. Put 1 tsp sliced black olives in the center and close, seal and round the dough like ball in your palms.

Brush them with egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds if you want. Place pastries on a lightly greased cookie sheet and Pop that in 350 F pre-heated oven for about 20-25 minutes.When they are golden brown, Turn the heat off and let them cool to room temperature. Ready to eat.