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Potato and Cheese Jachnun Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
- 2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a combination)

Special Equipment Needed:
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
2. Add the warm water and oil and mix until a dough forms.
3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick.
7. Spread the grated potatoes and cheese over the dough, leaving a 1-inch (2.5 cm) border.
8. Roll up the dough, starting from the long side, and pinch the ends together to seal.
9. Place the roll on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
10. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Time:
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Temperature: 350°F (175°C)
Serving Size: 4-6

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 545
Fat: 24 g
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 21 g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- All-purpose flour: can be substituted with whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour
- Vegetable oil: can be substituted with olive oil
- Potatoes: can be substituted with sweet potatoes
- Cheese: can be substituted with vegan cheese

Variations:
- Add herbs and spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and basil for extra flavor.
- Add cooked vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini.
- Use different types of cheese such as feta, goat cheese, or blue cheese.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the dough is well-kneaded before letting it rise.
- Use a light touch when rolling out the dough to prevent it from tearing.
- To ensure even baking, rotate the baking sheet halfway through cooking.

Storage Instructions:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat leftovers in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve the jachnun with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.
- Sprinkle with fresh herbs such as parsley or chives.

Garnishes:
- Sliced olives
- Chopped fresh tomatoes
- Chopped fresh herbs

Pairings:
- Salads
- Soups
- Roasted vegetables

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Hummus
- Tzatziki
- Israeli salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
- If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.

Food Safety Advice:
- Keep the dough covered while it is rising to prevent contamination.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.

Food History:
Jachnun is a traditional Jewish dish that is typically served on Shabbat morning. It is believed to have originated in Yemen and is now popular in Israel and other parts of the world.

Flavor Profiles:
This dish has a savory flavor with a hint of sweetness from the sugar. The potatoes and cheese add a creamy texture and a salty, cheesy flavor.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.
- Sprinkle with fresh herbs such as parsley or chives.

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Region: Israeli

Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Comforting, Rich, Doughy