Sfeeha (Little Arabic Pizzas)

I watched my Grandma (Ta-Ta) make these when I was growing up and they are one of our family favorites!

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and lightly grease two cookie sheets.

Here’s What You Will Need for the Dough:

2 T. Yeast (make sure it is gluten free yeast)

1 T. Sugar

2 C. Warm Water (105 degrees is you want to be specific)

1/2 C. Vegetable Oil

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Guar or Xanthan Gum

2 T. Sesame Seeds

3 1/2 C. Superfine Brown Rice Flour

2 T. Olive Oil, reserved

1 Egg + 1 T. Water, beaten and reserved

In your mixing bowl, proof the yeast in the warm water and sugar. Once the yeast is billowy, add the oil, salt, guar or xanthan gum, and sesame seeds.

Add the rice flour 1/2 cup at a time until all is mixed in. Continue mixing until the dough pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl.

Divide the dough into equal portions and pat into circles. Use the reserved olive oil on your hands to prevent the dough from sticking. Place the rounds on the lightly greased cookie sheets and brush each with egg wash.

Here’s What You Will Need for the Topping:

1 lb. Ground Beef

1/4 C. Pine Nuts

1 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Allspice

1/4 C. Finely Chopped Onion

1/3 C. Finely Chopped Tomato

1/4 C. Chopped Fresh Parsley

1 Clove Minced Garlic (or 1/4 tsp. granulated dry garlic)

2 tsp. Black Cumin Oil, optional

Mix together all of the ingredients for the topping and evenly divide among the dough rounds.

Bake the sfeeha in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. Increase the temperature to broil and cook 1 more minute until the top crisps up.

Serve with hummus!

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