Cheesy borek

feta borek

Right this is the last Turkish recipe I promise!  I’ve done a few but think how good the meal will be if you cook all together! Courgette fritters, lamb kofta and borek! You could even add in some couscous which mixed with pomegranate seeds will taste AMAZING.

Anyway, borek.  This is essentially fried filled pastry.  Think pasty! Mmmmmmm

There are many different fillings but my version uses feta cheese and herbs.

To make 6, you will need:

3 sheets of filo pastry

Butter

100 grams grams of crumbled feta

A handful of dill

A handful of parsley

1 egg yolk

Salt

A little patience

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan.

In a bowl, mix together the feta, herbs, salt and egg yolk.

borek mix 2

On a clean surface, cut each pastry sheet in half so you have 6 squares.  Taking each in turn, fold in half and then cut off the loose corners to create a semi-circle.

borek 1

Place a 6th of the cheese mixture, in the middle near the fold.  Then comes the bit where you need a little patience.

borek 2

Fold each folded end downwards to form a triangle, brush the wide end with a little butter and then roll the pastry up to form a cigar.  Tuck in the ends, place on a greased baking tray and then brush all over with butter.

borek 3

Place in the oven to cook for about 12-15 minutes until they’ve taken a light brown colour.

cooked borek

Done. x

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