Borekas Stuffed with Cheese and Spinach
2 cup Flour
5 Tbsp. Oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 3/4 cup Water
1 cup Margarine
2 Potatoes, boiled and peeled
1/2 lb. Cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. Margarine
1 lb. Spinach
2 Cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. Butter
Lemon juice to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Egg, beaten
5 oz. Sesame seeds
Prepare dough by mixing flour, oil, lemon juice, water and salt.
Sprinkle a handful of flour on a board and roll out the dough.
Spread the margarine over the dough. Fold dough into thirds.
Refrigerate for half hour, and then roll dough out again. Fold in
thirds and return to refrigerator. Repeat rolling, folding, and
refrigerating 1 more time, then roll dough out into a large thin
For Cheese Stuffing:
mash the potatoes and the egg. grated cheese and margarine. Mix
well. For Spinach Stuffing, cook the spinach in the water that
clings to its leaves after washing, then drain and chop. Sauté the
garlic in the butter, then chop fine and add to spinach. Add lemon
juice, salt and pepper and mix well.
Cut the dough into 3 inch squares. Place 1 tsp. cheese or spinach
stuffing (or 1/2 tsp. of each) on each square, fold dough in half to
form a triangle, and pinch edges to seal well. Brush each filled
square with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake
in a preheated 350° F. oven until golden approximately 30 minutes.
Makes 12 pastries.
Posted by Chyrel