When there’s an active youngster in the house (or more than one), snacks are really important. Buying packed snacks underscore our modern struggle with weight and overall health, so we try to snack mostly on foods that grow or things that we can make at home. Yes, this can take time and, for what it’s worth, a little muscle. Do yourself a favor and give this simple recipe a try for a yummy snack treat that you and your kids will love.
- 1 cup whole, mixed grain flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill) plus a little extra for rolling
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 1-2 tsp ghee or butter or olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt and pepper. Add water and mix together with your hands until the dough binds. You can add a little oil to your hands to prevent sticking (and to add a little additional flavor). Continue kneading in the bowl until you can make a round ball of dough. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it sit for 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, stir turmeric and parsley into cottage cheese. Add a little salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Divide the dough ball into two smaller balls. Dip one into the extra flour and on a flour-sprinkled surface, start rolling it out to form a flat circle. It should be thin and even. Rub it with a tiny amount of ghee then flour it and set it aside. Repeat with the other half.
To add the filling, put a dollop of the cottage cheese mixture at the center and work it toward the edges with a spoon, leaving at least 2 inches from the edge bare. Place the other dough circle on top and pinch the edges together tightly. Gently roll out the final dough in order to evenly spread cottage cheese.
In a large, dry skillet, over medium heat, cook each side for 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan and spread remaining ghee immediately. We cut ours up into bite sized pieces for the little ones but otherwise you can simply tear at it or cut it like a pizza.