Saturday, December 13, 2008

Turkish Borek

MAIN
1 lb (454 gr) Phyllo Pastry / 4-5 yufka
3 L (13*9*2”) Pyrex casserole dish
2 eggs
½ tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1/3 or ½ cup oil
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp nigella seeds (optional)

For this recipe you can use one of these fillings.

Feta cheese filling
200 gr crumbled feta cheese or Mexican crumbling cheese
½ bunch of parsley or dill chopped (optional)
4 tbsp yogurt (optional)
Put the ingredients in a bowl or plate and mix them.

Ground beef filling
200 gr ground beef (% 75 or %80)
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, diced or 3 tbsp tomatoes, in a can or ½ tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp cumin
1 tbsp oil (canola/sunflower/vegetable/corn)
Place the oil and ground beef in a pan and cook until the meat changes in color. Then add the onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes over low-medium heat. Add the tomatoes or tomato paste and salt. Cook for 6-8 minutes over low heat and stir occasionally. Finally add black pepper and cumin.

Spinach filling 
1 pkg (300 gr) frozen chopped spinach or spinach in a can
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp oil (canola/ sunflower/vegetable/corn/olive)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper (optional)
If you are using frozen spinach do not thaw. On the other hand, if you are using canned spinach, drain it. For the fresh spinach, wash, drain and chop.
Place the oil and chopped onions in a pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes on low-medium heat. Add the spinach, salt and cook for 8-10 minutes with the lid closed but stirring occasionally. When it’s done, sprinkle black pepper (optional).

Potato filling
2 large or 3 medium potatoes, boiled and smashed
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp oil (canola/ sunflower/vegetable/corn/olive)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper (optional)
¼ tsp cumin (optional)
In a pot boil the potatoes and smash them. Meanwhile in a pan place the oil and onion, and sauté for 2-3 minutes on low-medium heat. Then add the tomato paste, salt and smashed potatoes. Cook for 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally. Finally sprinkle the black pepper and cumin (optional)
 
Leek filling
1 bunch of leek, washed and drained
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese/ricotta cheese (optional)
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped (optional)
Cut the leeks lengthwise and chop thinly. Then place them in a skillet with oil and salt. Cook over medium heat till leek absorb all its juice. Add parsley (optional) and feta/ricotta cheese (optional) and mix them all.

Eggplant filling
2 eggplants, washed and peeled
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup ground beef (optional)
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
In a skillet, saute onions, oil and ground beef (optional) over low heat. Chop eggplants finely and stir into the skillet. Add paprika and salt, then cook till eggplants are soft and tender (10-12 minutes).

Main Procedure
In a bowl place the eggs, oil and milk. Mix them with a whisk. You will use this mixture between every two or three layers of the pastry and on top of the borek.
After greasing the Pyrex dish, place two or three layers of pastry/ 1 yufka on the bottom and let it go over the sides of the dish. Spread 3 tbsp of the mixture on it and put some of the filling you are using and spread it evenly. Take the other 2-3 sheets of pastry and wrinkle them up in order to fit to the dish (see the picture). Continue layering in the same way; first the liquid mixture and then the filling.
When you place the last pastry sheets, fold the sides of the bottom sheets over. Pour the remaining liquid mixture on top of the borek and sprinkle nigella and sesame seeds.
Preheat the oven to 350 F(180 C) and cook for about 45 minutes, until it turns golden brown. Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 paket (454 gr) Phillo Pastry/ 4-5 adet yufka
3lt lik Pyrex (borcam) ya da herhangi bir tepsi
2 yumurta
1 cay kasigi tuz
2/3 su bardagi sut
1/3 ya da ½ su bardagi sivi yag
2 cay kasigi susam
2 cay kasigi corek otu (istege bagli)
Bu tarif icin asagidaki malzemelerden istediginizi kullanabilirsiniz.

Beyaz Peynirli Ic
200 gr ufalanmis beyaz peynir
½ demet maydanoz/dereotu , dogranmis (istege bagli)
4 yemek kasigi yogurt (istege bagli)
Malzemeleri bir kaseye koyup karistirin.

Kiymali Ic
200 gr az yagli kiyma
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 domates,dogranmis / 3 yemek kasigi domates konservesi/ ½ yemek kasigi domates salcasi
1 cay kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 cay kasigi kimyon
1 yemek kasigi sivi yag
Bir tavaya sivi yagi ve kiymayi koyup, kiyma renk degistirene dek kavurun. Sonra soganlari ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika orta ateste kavurun. Domatesi/ domates salcasini ve tuzu ilave edin.Kisik ateste 6-8 dakika boyunca ara sira karistirarak pisirin. Son olarak karabiber ve kimyonu ilave edin.

Ispanakli Ic
1 paket (300 gr) donmus ispanak/konserve ispanak/taze ispanak, dogranmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi sivi yag
1cay kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber (istege bagli)
Eger dondurulmus ispanak kullaniyorsaniz, cozundurmeden kullanin. Diger yandan eger konserve kullaniyorsaniz suyunu suzun. Taze ispanagi yikayip, dograyin.
Bir tavada yag ve soganlari 2-3 dakika orta ateste kavurun. Ispanagi ve tuzu ilave edin ve ara sira karistirirak, kapagi kapali olarak 8-10 dakika pisirin. Hazir oldugu zaman uzerine karabiber serpin (istege bagli).

Patatesli Ic
2-3 orta boy patates, haslanip ezilmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi domates salcasi
2 yemek kasigi sivi yag
1 cay kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber (istege bagli)
½ cay kasigi kimyon (istege bagli)
Bir tencerede patatesleri haslayip, ezin. Bu sirada bir tavada sivi yag ile soganlari orta ateste 2-3 dakika boyunca kavurun. Sonra salcayi, tuzu ve patatesleri ilave edin. Karistirarak 5-6 dakika pisirin. Son olarak isterseniz karabiber ve kimyon ilave edin.

Pirasali Ic
1-2 tane pirasa, yikanip suyu suzulmus
1/2 su bardagi kiriklanmis beyaz peynir (istege bagli)
3 yemek kasigi sivi yag
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1/3 su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis (istege bagli)
Pirasalari uzunlamasina kesin ve ince ince dograyin. Sonra bir tavada sivi yag ve tuz ile birlikte, pirasalar suyunu cekene dek pisirin. Maydanoz ve beyaz peyniri ilave edin (istege bagli), hepsini karistirin.

Patlicanli Ic
2 patlican, yikanip soyulmus
1 sogan, dogranmis
1/2 su bardagi kiyma (istege bagli)
3 yemek kasigi sivi yag
1 cay kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
Bir tavada yag ile sogan ve kiymayi (istege bagli) kavurun. Patlicanlari kucuk kucuk dograyin ve tavaya ilave edin. Tuz ve kirmizi biberi de ilave ettikten sonra; patlicanlar yumusayana dek kisik ateste pisirin (10-12 dakika).

Yapilisi
Bir kasede sut, yumurta ve sivi yagini karistirin. Bu karisimi her 2-3 tane pastry arasina/her yufka arasinda ve boregin ustu icin kullanacaksiniz.
Tepsiyi yagladiktan sonra, 2-3 tane pastriyi/1 yufkayi tepsinin dibine kenarlari tepsinin disarisina cikacak sekilde yayin. 3 yemek kasigi sut karisimindan yayin ve kullandiginiz icten bir miktar alip esit sekilde yayin. Diger 2-3 pastriyi/ 1 yufkayi burusturarak tepsinin boyutlarina gore yerlestirin ve yine sutlu karisim ve icten koyarak elinizdeki pastri/yufka bitene dek bu islemi tekrarlayin (resime bakiniz).
Son pastri/yufkayi koyunca, en alttaki yufkayi tepsinin icine dogru kivirip boregin uzerini ortun. Geriye kalan sut karisimini esit sekilde boregin uzerine dokun ve susam ile corek otu serpin.
Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda, uzeri kizarana dek, yaklasik 45 dakika pisirin. Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

5 comments:

Selma said...

Thanks for this recipe. It is very delicious. I recommend this delicious borek to everybody.

Ruza123 said...

Thank you!! i tray all of them..My husband is from Bosnia and Bosnian people making burek too..i making my own pastry!!:)

hopeeternalcookbook said...

I found this Borek post by following a link from today's recipe for Water Borek (Su Boregi). We have eaten Borek bought from our local Turkish shop and I am glad to have a recipe for it. I will be having a go at one of these fillings. Thank you!
hopeeternal
'Meanderings through my Cookbook'

hopeeternalcookbook said...

I found this Borek post by following a link from today's recipe for Water Borek (Su Boregi). We have eaten Borek bought from our local Turkish shop and I am glad to have a recipe for it. I will be having a go at one of these fillings. Thank you!
hopeeternal
'Meanderings through my Cookbook'

Rachel said...

Thanks for yet another delicious recipe - I use this site all the time FABULOUS !!!!!