Monday, February 9, 2009


  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1+1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 bunch of parsley ( Chopped )
  • 1 bunch of green onion ( Chopped )
  • 1 medium size of onion ( Chopped )
  • 1 tbsp of dried mint
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of ground red pepper
  • salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • sesame seeds
In a large mixing bowl, mix 4 cups of flour and salt and add water slowly and knead it until to reach soft consistency. Divide the dough into seven equal parts. Cover them with a damp kitchen cloth. Place a large skillet on the stove top. Take olive oil and chopped onion into the skillet. Turn the heat on medium and cover the lid. Saute it for 5 minutes. Add green onion to the skillet and stir it. Turn the heat off after 5 minutes. Add ricotta cheese, parsley, ground red pepper, and salt and stir it until well combined. Set a side.
Take some all purpose flour in a bowl and dip one of the dough balls into the flour. Dust a large, flat surface with the flour (dusting will keep the dough from sticking). Place the dough onto flat surface and roll the dough as thin as you can with a long roller pin. Keep dusting the dough with flour while you are rolling. Continue rolling it until the dough is about 22 inch diameter.
Brush the dough sheet with vegetable oil and place 2 tbsp of filling along on the widest part of the pastry sheet and roll it up tightly to make a long cigar. Swirl this long cigar in the middle of 14 inch round tray. Repeat this step for the other dough balls and continue to swirl them tightly. When you are finished, brush borek with egg yolk and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
Preheat oven 350F and bake it for 45 minutes or borek is just golden brown.

Note: You can use ready to use Turkish pastry sheets if you don't want to do your own dough, although the taste is not the same..


Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Tek kelimeyle mukemmel gorunuyor borek. Bunu yapmak bayagi bir marifet ister. Cok guzel.

turkishfoodandrecipes said...

Boregin harika gorunuyor.Simdi mis gibi kokusu sanki burnuma geldi:)
Ellerine saglik

Aysegul ~ Ny's Deligth said...

This looks delicious. I often use the ready dough and your right the taste is not same. I dont have the curage to open my own dough so this works out well. Looks delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So pretty and really scrumptious looking! The kind of food I crave...



jesse said...

Wow, that looks so delicious! I don't think I've ever had Turkish food before... obviously I've been missing out on a lot!!!

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Thank you Jesse,
I hope, you can have some Turkish food anytime soon. Yes, you are really missing out on a lot...