Shanklish

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Shanklish (Arabic: شنكليش‎), is a type of cow's milk or sheep milk cheese in Levantine cuisine. It is typically formed into balls of approximately 6 cm diameter, which are often covered in za'atar and Aleppo pepper, and then aged and dried.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

 3 cups Whole milk powder
 3000 ml Water
 150 ml White vinegar
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Dried thyme + as needed
 1 tsp Red pepper
To Serve
 1 Onion finely chopped
 1 Chopped tomatoes
 1 tbsp Olive oil

1

Mix the milk and water in a saucepan over medium heat.

2

Let the mixture boil and add the white vinegar. Stir well to separate the water from the cheese.

3

Drain the cheese blocks from the water and put them in a bowl.

4

Add salt, thyme and hot red pepper.

5

Mix the cheese well with the spices.

6

Make bite-sized balls.

7

Roll in the dried thyme and chill until firm.

8

To serve Shanklysh: mash one ball and mix with onions, tomatoes and olive oil. Serve immediately.

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Ingredients

 3 cups Whole milk powder
 3000 ml Water
 150 ml White vinegar
 1 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Dried thyme + as needed
 1 tsp Red pepper
To Serve
 1 Onion finely chopped
 1 Chopped tomatoes
 1 tbsp Olive oil

Directions

1

Mix the milk and water in a saucepan over medium heat.

2

Let the mixture boil and add the white vinegar. Stir well to separate the water from the cheese.

3

Drain the cheese blocks from the water and put them in a bowl.

4

Add salt, thyme and hot red pepper.

5

Mix the cheese well with the spices.

6

Make bite-sized balls.

7

Roll in the dried thyme and chill until firm.

8

To serve Shanklysh: mash one ball and mix with onions, tomatoes and olive oil. Serve immediately.

Shanklish

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