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Bento Lunch box Recipe: Zaatar Feta Pinwheels

We survived the first week of back to school! Well, technically it was not 5 days of school week for us but still, YAY!

For us UAE residents our busy school and work week begins on Sunday till Thursday. We have Friday and Saturday as our weekend.

Our back to school week was a breeze, both kids woke up on time and no major morning drama. LittleMiss did have a rough start in school but was fine after.

I first had a taste of Za’atar pinwheels when LittleMiss and I attended a Baby Massage class. After that, I have a weird craving for the flavor ever since and would eat one whole Za’atar Manakish just to satisfy myself.

Recipe Zaatar Feta Pinwheels with DeLonghi Multifry

This week I finally got a chance to re-create the za’atar pinwheels I had 4 years back. It is super easy to make, perfect size for your kids lunchbox and yummy too. Our De’Longhi MultiFry Machine is becoming one of our favorite kitchen gadgets, it has literally saved me from spending more time in the kitchen. This machine also allows me to “fry” food by using small amount of oil and sometime no oil at all, I posted a chicken recipe using the multifry here.

As you can see from this week’s lunchbox, these pinwheels are becoming a favorite.

August 30: LittleMiss C’s first day back in school

Zaatar Feta Pinwheels Lunchbox

August 31:  Kuya V’s first day in Year 4


September 1: We had a weird combination for Kuya V’s lunchbox.

Lunchbox Rice Cake

And now for the recipe.

Zaatar Feta Pinwheels Recipe

Za'atar Feta Pinwheels

½ C Zaatar Spice Mix

½ C Feta Cheese, crumbled

¼ C Unsalted Butter, melted

2 TBSP Flour

Puff Pastry, defrosted but still cold


Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface.

Brush puff pastry with unsalted melted butter.

Sprinkle generous amount of Zaatar mix, followed by crumbled Feta cheese.

Begin at the opposite end, start rolling pastry towards you. Pinch seams to seal roll.

Cut dough about ¾ inch thick. Next, lay pinwheels on your De’Longhi MultiFry pan.

Select CAKE program, power LEVEL 2, timer to 30 minutes and press START/STOP button.  

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


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