Borek with white cheese, Peynirli Borek

Borek with cheese
Borek with cheese

For this simple savory tart you need a kind of filo dough called: Yufka. You can usually find Yufka in Turkish or Middle Eastern shops. In Turkish cuisine it is often used. My wife always has some Yufkas in stock at home. For this Borek she uses Sac Yufka, which is the large round type. There is also triangular yufka, which she uses for a different kind of Borek called Sigara Boregi.


Sac Yufka
Sac Yufka
For this Borek, that can easily serve 4 persons as a meal, you need:

  • 3 Yufkas
  • 2 glasses of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • 100gr. melted butter
  • 1 cup white cheese
  • parsley
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • grated cheese


Unfolded Yufka
Unfolded Yufka
Here is how you make a big baking dish of Borek:

  1. Remove the filo (Yufka) from the pack and let it breath for about 5 minutes
  2. Heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius
  3. Tear the dough with your hands into pieces
  4. Mash the cheese with a fork
  5. Put eggs, milk, cheese, melted butter and yogurt in a large bowl and stir it
  6. Grease a large baking dish with sunflower oil
  7. Put the pieces of Yufka in the bowl with the mix and leave it to marinate,
  8. Put the pieces of Yufka into the dish one by one
  9. When you finished 1.5 Yufka this way, sprinkle the parsley on the damp pieces of Yufka
  10. Continue adding Yufka pieces until you are done
  11. Pour the remaining sauce in the dish on top of the Borek
  12. Sprinkle grated cheese on the borek to top it off
  13. Bake the borek in the oven at 180C for about 40 minutes

And you are done.


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