Let’s Make Spinach Cheese Bourekas!

The Fellowship  |  December 1, 2016

Our friends at The Nosher show us how to make a popular Israeli treat: bourekas! You can find bourekas everywhere in Israel – from coffee shops to breakfast diners. And the filling varies from sweet to savory. Try this delicious spinach cheese recipe today.

Ingredients

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed in fridge for 1-2 hours

4 oz feta cheese

4 oz farmers cheese

8 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed to remove excess water

1 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 egg, beaten

sesame seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine feta cheese, farmers cheese, spinach, zest and spices. Mix.

Cut each sheet of puff pastry into four pieces. (You will have eight bourekas in total).

Fold each square of puff pastry in half, trimming edges to ensure a perfect shape.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling and place one one side of the puff pastry square. Fold side over creating a traingle.

Seal boureka shut using tines of a salad fork.

Brush with beaten egg. Top with sesame seeds.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and crisp on top. Serve warm or room temperature.

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