BOREK WITH RICOTTA CHEESE
- 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
- 1 egg yolk
- sesame seeds
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..