HOMEMADE PASTRY WITH CHEESE-( SU BÖREĞİ )

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Cook time : 20-25 minutes

Level : Medium – Hard

Serve : 12

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a lovely christmas and new year!  I was busy making this delicious Turkish dish for my family this new year and wanted to share it with you all. It does take a little practice to get it right but it is delicious and healthy. The  handmade flaky pastry really melts in your mouth. It is wonderful  for tea time or snack.

Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

FOR DOUGHT  INGREDIENTS :

4 cup all purpose flour or 2 cup plain flour and 2 cup strong flour .

5 eggs

1/4 water and   1  and 1/2 tsp  Sea salt , mix them .

Place  the flour and crack the  eggs in the middle ,  mix them . Add the salted water and knead well  and make a stiff but pliable dough . Cover  the dough with a clean tea towel  or plastic wrap  and set aside for 15 -20 minutes .

FOR DUSTING INGREDIENTS  ; 1  and 1 /2 cup extra all purpose flour and 1 cup wheat starch  mix in bowl , set aside .

FOR FILLING :

150 gr. butter , 1/2 cup olive oil  , Melt the butter and olive oil , set aside

200 gr. white  cheese   or Feta cheese , grated

50 gr. Mozzarella and 50 gr. Cheddar

1/ 2 bunch parsley  , washed , chopped ,  Mix the cheese and parsley , set aside

DIRECTIONS :

Divide the dough into 8 pieces  and shape  like a disk . Roll the dough with a thin ,long  rolling pin . Roll each piece the same size with the mixed extra flour . Continue to roll until  it is less then a mm  , The sheet  will be larger than your baking tray .  Place them on  your kitchen table , set aside . Place a unboiled pastry sheet in the baking tray and spread lightly with 2-3 tsp the mixed oil , set aside .

Boil 6-9 liter water and add 2 tbsp sea salt and boil for  one minute . Then remove it from the boiling water trying not to tear it . Place it firs in a bowl icy-cold water ,when it is cooled  then remove it from the cold water  to a flat strainer and drain with a clean tea towel or clean paper towel . Then  layer the sheet in the baking tray , brushing 2-3 tsp the  mixed oil  . Do the same with 2 more pieces of the sheet  . Now spread the filling cheese over the  pastry sheet  .

Then take the 4 remaining pieces of dough , prepare them exactly  as you did the others . Sprinkle remaining  the oil over the pastry  sheet  . Place the borek  in  the preheated oven . Bake it until golden yellow on the top  , about 25-30 minutes  .

Bon appetite

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Melt the butter and olive oil , for brushing the pastry sheet .
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Mix the flour and wheat starch , set aside , for dusting .
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FOR DOUGH INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS PICTURES :
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Place  an uncooked  pastry sheet in the baking tray and sprinkle the mixed oil , brush it .
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Place the pastry sheet in the salted , boiled water .
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Cook the pastry sheet for 30-60 second .
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Place the cooked pastry sheet in icy water .DSC06226

Let cool it for 30-50 second .
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Place the pastry sheet over the strainer and dry the pastry sheet with a clean paper towel .
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Sprinkle the mixed oil with a spoon .
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Brush the mixed oil with a pastry brush .DSC06231

Put the cheese mixture on top of the 4th layer of pastry.
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Place the cooked and drained pastry sheet over the cheese .
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Sprinkle the mixed oil and brush .
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Put the remain mixed oil on top of the last pastry sheet  .
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59 thoughts on “HOMEMADE PASTRY WITH CHEESE-( SU BÖREĞİ )

  1. This looks super delicious and amazing!

  2. Mirror of Health & Fashion

    It’s amazing

  3. Awesome…added to my favs!

  4. This one’s look like a winner…nom nom!!!

  5. Carol Donaldson

    These look very very tasty

  6. Looks good. Must try it. Is there some way to make it w/o the eggs? anything else I can add? pl let me know.

  7. Now you’ve made me hungry!

  8. That looks wonderful and delicious.

  9. Not so many recipes of su boregi in English online! I’m so glad I found yours and can’t wait to try it out 🙂 Thanks!

  10. Beautifully documented– looks absolutely delicious! : )

  11. Tania Tome M de Castro

    Very nice photos! I loved your blog!

  12. I love your site, me too is fond of cooking for my two gentleman, my sons. I’ll try some of your recipe. hope I could copy it right, thank you so much.

  13. Thank you so much for very nice comment and I am glad you liked the recipe. 🙂

  14. Like you, am fond am baking and sell it to my friends as an income. But just not as good as you as I open your site. Hope to learn from you and thank you so much, you inspired me. Nice adding you as new friend.

  15. Fantastic,we will try it.One unique blog you have.Jalal

  16. that looks delicious but I think it’s probably beyond my skills, I try to keep my cooking short and sweet. Your photos do help tho. 🙂

  17. Thank you so much for posting this. I used to work nearby an eastern european restaurant and the cheese boreki were my favorite. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  18. Wow! That looks GREAT!! Can’t wait to try it.
    Lucie

  19. Whoa. Thank you for publishing this!! Looks incredible…love the process and the pics. I’m for sure trying it – looks incredible!

  20. Sounds great and the photos are very helpful!

  21. This looks delicious. There’s one thing I don’t understand: why boil the pastry sheets? It looks so complicated. What does boiling do to the pastry? What will happen if you just lay your sheets uncooked? I would appreciate if you’d take a few minutes to answer this. Thanks.

    • Hi ilia43 sorry for the late reply. Boiling the pastry sheets just gives them a softer texture so when you bake them it is soft on the inside but crunchy on the outside. This is the technique for this special pastry. If you lay the sheets uncooked I’m sure it will still be tasty but it would be a different type of borek. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions. 🙂

  22. I’ve only had the privilege of tasting this a couple of times and am SO impressed with how difficult it is to make *and* how incredibly delicious! Thank you for sharing the whole process like this! It makes me appreciate all the more what a great culinary gift it is. 😀
    Kathryn

  23. Wow you must be some cook! Wish I had that talent, and so does my family. 🙂

  24. What oven temperature do you bake it at?

  25. I would like to try this! Looks Great! 🙂

  26. Globalresidence

    Looks amazingly delicious! 😋😃

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  28. Oh gosh…you had me at cheese. 🙂 Thank you for swinging by the “Ranch” and for the follow. We 💗 visitors.

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