Borek (Flaky Cheese-Filled Pastry with Herbs)

Borek (Flaky Cheese-Filled Pastry with Herbs)

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
30

Ingredients
















Cooking Instructions

For filling:


1

Combine cheeses, egg, nutmeg, chives, dill, mint, parsley, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.


For pastry:


1

Stack the fillo sheets and with scissors, cut into 3 x 14-inch strips. Place strips on top of one another and cover with a slightly dampened towel. Heat oven to 375°F.


2

Place one strip of fillo on work surface. Brush lightly with butter. Place another strip on top and brush lightly with the butter. (Keep remaining strips covered.) Place heaping teaspoon of filling at one end, about 1 inch from the edge. Fold one corner over the filling to meet the opposite corner, forming a triangle. Lift triangle and continue to fold as you would a flag, until the whole strip is folded into a small, triangular parcel. Make sure there are no holes in the dough.


3

Brush top of parcel with butter; place on a buttered baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and fillo.*


4

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


*TIP: The unbaked Borek can be prepared 2 weeks in advance and stored in freezer until you are ready to use them. Defrost before baking.


Ingredients
















Cooking Instructions

For filling:


1

Combine cheeses, egg, nutmeg, chives, dill, mint, parsley, pine nuts, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.


For pastry:


1

Stack the fillo sheets and with scissors, cut into 3 x 14-inch strips. Place strips on top of one another and cover with a slightly dampened towel. Heat oven to 375°F.


2

Place one strip of fillo on work surface. Brush lightly with butter. Place another strip on top and brush lightly with the butter. (Keep remaining strips covered.) Place heaping teaspoon of filling at one end, about 1 inch from the edge. Fold one corner over the filling to meet the opposite corner, forming a triangle. Lift triangle and continue to fold as you would a flag, until the whole strip is folded into a small, triangular parcel. Make sure there are no holes in the dough.


3

Brush top of parcel with butter; place on a buttered baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and fillo.*


4

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


*TIP: The unbaked Borek can be prepared 2 weeks in advance and stored in freezer until you are ready to use them. Defrost before baking.


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