Leek and Feta Cheese Borek
(Pirasa ve Beyaz Peynirli Borek)
1/2 cup plain yogurt, at room temperature
3/4 cup sunflower oil
3 eggs, at room temperature
3 sticks of leek with the roots cut, washed and finely sliced
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8x8x2 (2L) Pyrex dish
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
Whisk the yogurt, eggs and sunflower oil in a deep plastic bowl. Toss in the leek and feta cheese. Add the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Knead using your hands. Place into an oven-proof dish. Bake until the top gets nice golden colour - it takes about 30-35 minutes. Cut in square pieces with a knife. Serve warm or at room temperature with Turkish tea or Ayran on the side for breakfast or as a snack.
Makes 8-10 servings.