Modern Turkish Börek

by Zeynep Dinç

This is my grandmother's 60 year old recipe. It is not only delicious and but also full of memories. But the enjoyable thing is cooking traditional recipes with modern touch.




You'll need

  • 5 cups whole-grain flour (for dough)
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (for dough)
  • 2 cups warm water (for dough)
  • 1 dessertspoon salt (for dough)
  • 1 kg clean and dry fresh cut spinach (for filling)
  • 250 gr feta cheese (for filling)
  • (as optinal) leek, onion, stringer ... (for filling)
  • Strained yoghourt (for serving)
  • Fresh radish (for serving)

Here's how

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the dough ingredients and make a soft dough. Leave it in refrigerator for 2 hours. After 2 hours, divide it into 3 equal pieces.
  2. In an other bowl, mix together all the filling ingredients.
  3. Spread the first dough piece according to the size of oven tray. This is the first layer. Than put the half of the mixture on the dough on tray. This is the second layer.
  4. Spread the second dough piece and put the mixture on. This is the third layer. Pour 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over the layer. Than put the other half of mixture on it. This is the fourth layer.
  5. And spread the last dough piece and put on the mixture. This is the last layer. As optional, mix 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 egg yolk and pour over the last layer.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 F(180 C) and cook for about 45 - 50 minutes, until it turns golden brown.
  7. Serve warm. For presentation, slice it into triangles and serve with yoghourt and little radish slices.

About the Author

Zeynep Dinç

Zeynep Dinç is a freelance designer, a contemporary dancer & choreographer who lives in Turkey. Also she was a Ph.D. student, but she decided to be independent in life and ended her Ph.D. Then she found happiness in food styling, recipe developing and food photography. She manages the instagram... Read Full Bio

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