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 .
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
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 .