Cheese & Spinach Swirls | Spinach and Cheese Börek

Cheese & Spinach Swirls | Spinach and Cheese Börek

2021-04-24
4 Stars (4 Voters)
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Börek (also known as burek) is a savory Turkish dish that is also very popular in Balkan countries and in the middle east. This spinach and cheese borek have a flaky crust and rich vegetarian filling. These cheese and spinach swirls are made of puff pastry and they are super easy to make. They are perfect for family dinner, for holidays or for any occasion.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
1½ Hours
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Middle eastern
INGREDIENTS

    For the filling:

    • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 15.8 oz (450g) Baby spinach
    • 250g (8.8oz) Ricotta
    • 250g (8.8oz) Feta cheese
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

    For the pastry:

    • 1 package (1Kg) Puff pastry, thawed

    For topping:

    • 1 Eggs for brushing
    • Sesame seeds taste
    • Nigella seeds to taste

    For serving:

    • Fresh salad
    • Hard-boiled egg
    • Olives
    • Pickles
DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Make the filling: in a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chopped onion and sauté over medium heat until golden, add spinach and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the spinach is wilted. Drain excess liquids and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Crumble the feta cheese and ricotta cheese into the bowl, then add the spices. Mix until well combined and set aside.
  4. On a clean and lightly floured surface roll out the puff pastry, cut the sheets into length 10cm width strips. Fill the strips with the filling, then fold the dough over the filling, seal the edges and make swirl.
  5. Brush the swirls with beaten eggs and sprinkle some sesame seeds and nigella seeds.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS BOREK/BUREK?

Börek (also known as burek) is a savory Turkish dish that is also very popular in Balkan countries and in the middle east. Turkish Börek comes in different sizes and shapes, can be filled with vegetarian filling, such as spinach and cheese or meat filling. Burek can be made with phyllo dough or puff pastry. Both versions are delicious.

CAN WE MAKE SPINACH AND CHEESE SWIRLS AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can prepare the filling, then roll out the dough, cut into strips, fill, make a swirl. Then, when they are ready to bake, place them in the fridge for up to one day. When you want to bake them, preheat the oven and bake according to recipe directions.

HOW TO STORE SPINCH AND CHEESE BOREK?

Store the swirls in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can serve them cold or reheat them in the oven.

COMMENTS (1)
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    Елена
    7/16/2021

    Отличный рецепт. Но перевод ужасный.)))

    Reply
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