- 1 Pack Puff PastryChilled
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Cottage Cheese
- 1 Cup Mozzarella cheeseOr a cheese mixture
- Black Pepper
- sesame seedsFor decoration
Burekas, Borek, Burik, Burekitas are all names that describe a family of pastries traditionally filled with cheese and other goodies.
In Turkey they make it with phyllo dough but the Jewish version is using puff pastry.
There is no one version and honestly I love them all. I am kind of biased towards the puff pastry version because this is what I grew up on and also the cheese mixture that we use makes it special.
So here I bring you the Israeli version and usually you make the Burekas smaller. But… when it comes to breakfast or brunch you do want to make them bigger because it is traditional to stuff them. you can fill them with hard boiled egg, salad, more cheese, pickles. etc. Burekas is a great vessel and will accept most things you will fill it with.
Tips For Success:
- Feel free to make you puff pastry. I think that store bought is very good
- Make sure you work with a cold dough. Otherwise it gets very hard to work with
- You can use other types of cheese mixtures or even fillings like cheese & eggplants, spinach. It’s all good!
- Make sure the filling cheese mixture is not too watery otherwise the pastry will get soggy on the bottom
If puff pastry is not really your thing maybe try cream puffs….Who doesn’t love cream puffs??
Making the Cheese Mixture
Forming The Burekas
Heat an oven to 400F / 200C.