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Friday, August 13, 2010

Cheese Borek

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This is my families favourite meals..........it is also good as an appy. But before I bake it I cut it into smaller pieces. It looks complicated but really once you get the hang of it it goes fast. I know some people are afraid of phyllo (filo) pastry but it's not that difficult.
I was too tired and was runing out of time so I photographed my recipe........just click on the picture to view larger.
It comes from my favourite Turkish cookbook by Ayla Esen Algar..........it has all simple ingredients I can find in this country and not have to scout around the city for some specialty stores. Probably because this Cookbook author lives in California, and she adapted these recipes to this country.......for ingredients.
I also included a recipe for spinach..........which is really good also.......I get requests all the time. It's very similar to a Greek Spanakopita, if not the same.

Ready to take a bite........

Phyllo pastry on the bottom and the layer of cheese.

Topped with the rest of the phyllo pastry.


Some pieces are missing.

In Turkey they usually eat this with a cup of tea........and sometimes a dollop of plain yogurt.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Foodie Friday!!!!!!!


  1. That looks sooooo good! I admit I'm a little scared of phyllo, but your post has given me confidence to give it a shot. And that dish looks like a great main dish or side dish or appetizer--so flexible!

    I was at a restaurant where they served "Spinach Pie." When I got it, I thought, "Well, it sure is a lot like spanikopita." Maybe they used a recipe more like this?

  2. Hi Ann.........I was afraid of phyllo also. This dish is very tasty and I make it quite often when we have a crowd over. Sometimes I freeze it beore I bake it. have a great weekend!

  3. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. Looks like this would be fabulous for brunch. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is a popular dish and I have made it a few times; love your version! Have a great weekend.

  6. Can I come over next time you make this??? It looks SO delicious!!!

  7. This looks really tasty. The closest thing I've made to this was baklava. This looks better than baklava!