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Friday, October 19, 2012

Sigara Peynir Borek . Turkish Spring Roll

These lil' Cheese Boreks or my friends call them Turkish Spring rolls  are my husband's favorite food from childhood.....they are filled with cheese and herbs.
Boreks are one of the great indulgences of Turkish cuisine – comforting and satisfying. You never can visit anyone's home with the hostess not having any Borek homemade to offer.
Through the years I've noticed on my visits that there have popped a lot of little Borek Shops only making  Boreks, any shape and filling you can think of.....all freshly made daily. There are square shapes, round, triangle and rolled....
These are great as a snack before dinner or they love them there with some Turkish tea a for breakfast.

Crumbled Feta Cheese

2 cups of Feta, crumbled
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
1/2 cup fresh dill chopped
Canola Oil for sauteing

Combine cheese, feta and parsley together.

Roll them up in the pastry leaves and fry with the seam down for a few minutes till golden in a skillet with oil......be sure and turn them around to get an even golden color. They fry very quickly so keep watching them. Put on paper towel when golden  to soak up the extra oils.

**** They can also be filled with spinach and cheese or mince meat with onions and tomato.

****Alternatively...you can brush with with some butter or oil and put on a sheet and bake for 15 min. at 375......till golden.

These little triangle pastry leaves can be ordered on line from


Italian Flat Leave Parsley.

Feta Cheese mixed with the chopped Dill and parsley.

Wet the tip of the pastry with a touch of water to seal the Boreks tight.

Rolled and waiting to be sauteed.

Sauteing in the pan.

Turkish Tea....Cay.

Ready to eat.

Turkish Tea (cay) with a dab of yogurt to dip.

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  1. Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic, so thanks for sharing. I will certainly be subscribing to your blog.teddy bears

    1. HI......thank you for dropping by and your nice visit...this is a Turkish recipe.

  2. Had some last night - you can't beat them.

    1. BB...do you make yours or buy them. We don't have any here so I have to whip them up myself.

  3. Can these be frozen? If so, should they be frozen before or after frying? Looks delish! Thanks!