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Friday, April 28, 2006

Puff Borek

(Puf Boregi)

Puff Borek
1 Package Puff Pastry (Tender flake 379 g)

2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
2 egg yolks
1 cup parsley, chopped
2 tbsp dill, chopped

On top:
1 egg white, lightly beaten

Follow the instructions on the Tenderflakes box. Each block of pastry rolls into a 12-inch (30 cm) square. Cut each piece into 4 squares, so you should have 8 pieces of dough.

Mix the filling ingredients and put them on each block of pastry, on one side diagonally. Fold the empty part over the filling (should be a triangle). Press the edges. Brush the tops with egg white. Place on a tray covered with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 205 C (400 F). Bake until golden brown.

Serve while still hot as an appetizer, or with Tea or Ayran over breakfast.

Puff Borek with Shrimp

250 gr shrimp, cooked
1 boiled egg, chopped
1 pinch crushed red pepper
1 tsp red pepper
1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Bechamel sauce:
1 cup milk
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour

Melt the butter in a medium pot. Take it off the heat, add flour, stir. Slowly pour milk and stir constantly. Add salt and pepper. Put on the stove again. Continue to stir, when you see the bubbles on the surface, cook for 2 more minutes. Add all the other ingredients. Fill the dough equally.

Puff Borek with Chicken

250 gr chicken, cooked, chopped
1 tbsp butter
3 pearl onions, thinly sliced
3-4 small mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tbsp cream
1 egg yolk
1 pinch crushed red pepper

Sautee the onion with butter. Add mushrooms and cook another 3 minutes. Add all the other ingredients. Fill the dough equally.



At 1:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful and simply divine! thanks for the recipe:) but is this suppose to be a breakfast only dish?

At 9:46 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is an appetizer:)

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I was just wondering if you could put Puf Boregi in the freezer once they have been baked? and then when you need them defrost and reheat? can you do this?

Kendine iyi bak


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Louise ,
I've never done this but you should give it a try:)
Sen de kendine iyi bak:)

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous yrem said...

hi !
i want to make borek ; but i can't find the pastry's receip

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I love boreks! All kinds.Just wondering whether Turkiyede women also prepare a french dough(puff pastry)at homes?:)

I loved my chicken filled borek!

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Of course, the Turkish women make most the dough at home. The dough-making at homes in Turkey is very common and popular:)

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your prompt answer. Where I live women also make dough a lot, but not a puff one. Greets

At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bearing a puff pastry in mind, maybe You happen to have some simple recipe for it? All that I perused were too difficult for me...

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

If you are living in Greece you might know that each region inTurkey has its own characteristic dishes including pastries:) Probably that's why the women don't make puff pastry in your country. I am sure they do delicious other Turkish dishes and pastries:)

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

The original dough has flour, salt, butter, cold water and lemon juice. So this ready-to-use puff pasrty is the closest one that I can find here. We don't use French dough in Turkey as you pointed out:)


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