Rating: 4.67 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Cheesy Middle Eastern pastry.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Mix cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, garlic, and milk together in a bowl; add onion and cilantro. Stir to combine.

  • Cut one sheet of spring roll wrapper into 3 rectangles, each about 4x12 inches. Lightly brush with melted butter. Place a heaping teaspoon of filling on the 4-inch end of the rectangle. Fold the end over the filling; pick up a corner and fold diagonally, making a triangle. Continue to fold diagonally, making a triangular packet, so the the filling doesn't come out the ends. Dab a little water on the end of the strip and seal the sambusa closed. Repeat with remaining filling and spring roll wrappers. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crisp and golden, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Traditionally, sambusa is deep-fried. Instead of baking, you can alternatively cook in hot oil, several at a time, until golden and bubbly. Remove and drain on a paper towel.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 21.5mg; sodium 92.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2021
These had a nice garlicky, cheesy flavor, but I had problems with the filling leaking out due to issues using the spring roll wrappers. The recipe should warn cooks who are unaccustomed to using store bought wrappers that they should follow the directions on the back of the package first in order to soften them. Since I was not warned, I followed the recipe exactly without looking for additional instructions on the packaging which resulted in malformed, leaky triangles. I think I’d like to try this again some day since the filling was very tasty, but I’ll have to play around with the initial prep to see where the recipe itself was lacking. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2014
I cooked the onion in EVOO and added black olives. Was yummy!! Read More