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Demonstrated at the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Put cracked wheat, salt, cinnamon and pepper into a large bowl and mix well.
Add hot water, cover with cling wrap and leave to sit overnight.
The next day, knead cracked wheat mixture and gradually add plain flour into this dough. If the dough is a little tough add a little water to soften.
Heat olive oil in a heavy based pot. Add beef mince and stir until browned.
Add onion and stir thoroughly for 2–3 minutes.
Add parsley, salt, pepper and cinnamon and cook for 2 minutes. To assemble
Place a little oil in the palm of your hand. Add a golf ball size of dough into the palm of hand. Press to flatten it.
Add 1 tablespoon of filling. Fold the dough over to seal the filling inside the pie forming the pie into an oval shape
In a pot or a deep fryer heat a large amount of canola oil to approx. 170°C. Place the koupes loosely in the frying oil.
Once brown remove and place on absorbent towel to drain.
Natural yogurt or fresh lemon juice.
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