Cheese Pastry with Slim Dough

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Cheese Pastry with Slim Dough (Peynirli Yufka Böreği)

White cheese - -200 gr
Parsley 1/2 bunch30 gr
Egg2 piece100 gr
Red pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Oil1/3 cup65 gr
Milk1 1/4 cup250 gr
Yufka3 piece500 gr


For fılling: Mash white cheese with a fork. Combine with finely chopped parsley, slightly beaten egg white and red repper, mix well. Set aside. Beat yolk and milk. Stir in oil, reserving 1 tablespoon to oil pan. Set aside. Spread 1 yufka layer on bottom of an oiled round baking pan 30 cm (12 inch) in diameter. Leave edges of layer overhanging out of pan. (An oblong or a square pan can be used. But trim yufka layers to fıt into pan). Cut rest of layers into size of pan if necessary. Divide layers into 2 parts. Spread fırst part of layers one by one on top of the other succesively. Wrinkle each layer slightly while spreading. Brush with yolk-milk-oil mixture between layers. Spread cheese fılling over. Repeat same with remaining layers until all are laid. Fold overhanging edges over top layer; smooth surface. Brush with yolk-milk-oil mixture. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Cut into 8-8 1/2 cm (3-3 1/2 inch) squares (or into 8 wedges). Serve warm or cold.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy334 cal
Protein11,9 g
Fat14,9 g
Carbohydrates41,9 g
Calcium186 mg
Iron3,82 mg
Phosphorus127 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium461 mg
Vitamin A282 iu
Thiamine0,22 mg
Riboflavin0,1 mg
Niacin2,94 mg
Vitamin C2 mg
Cholesterol69 mg

Regional Characteristics:

Böreks are very special and delicious dishes of Turkish Cuisine. Yufka böreks are made of ready made yufka layers. Yufka is produced and sold in small bakeries. But also available in supermarkets. Yufka böreks are easy and simple to prepare. Different kinds of fılling can be used in making these böreks. The flavor depends upon the ingredients used in the fılling. Böreks are widely consumed all-over the country. They are served as main course between meals, at breakfast and as appetizers.