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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Leek and Feta Cheese Borek

(Pirasa ve Beyaz Peynirli Borek)

Leek and Feta Cheese Borek
1/2 cup yogurt
3/4 cup sunflower oil
3 eggs
3 sticks of leek, ends cut off, washed and finely sliced
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Whisk the yogurt, eggs and sunflower oil in a deep plastic bowl. Toss in leek and feta cheese. Add the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Knead using your hands. Pour into an oven-safe pyrex dish. Bake until the top gets nice golden colour - it should take about 30-35 minutes. Cut in square pieces with a knife. Serve warm or at room temperature with tea or Ayran for breakfast or a snack.

Makes 8-10 servings.


At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks really delicious!

At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

mmmm...this sounds great!

At 4:27 AM, Blogger maiuna said...


At 9:33 AM, Blogger Ferda said...

Cok lezzetli bir borek tarifi bu. Tesekkurler. Esim ve ben bayildik buna!

This recipe gets an A from me! :-) Thank you for sharing.

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anya said...

Great recipe! I didn't have any leeks on hand, so I substituted chopped spinach with a little cooked scallion and garlic to give back some of the onion flavor the leeks would have given. I also used olive oil in place of the sunflower oil since I didn't have that either. It was quick to make, and very tasty! Thanks. :)

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ferda,
Begenmenize cok memnun oldum, I love it too:)

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Anya,
I loved your recipe too:) What a great combination which shows you're a very good cook! I will definitly try this...thanks:)

At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the recipe and the website.

I made dibble that was delicious, and the leek and feta borek.

Question about the barek, mine seemed solid, should it have been flaky? Also I froze some of the barek will it be okay?

I'm single, love to eat, and cook for myself once or twice a week. Turkish cuisine seems to lend itself well to my lifestyle- its healthy and I can make these dishes in advance without sacrificing flavor.

I can't tell how glad I was to find your site.

Thank you, Jeanna DeSisto

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Jeanna,
Thank you:) This Borek is a solid one. I never froze it before but I think it will be just fine after thawed.Turkish cuisine has a healthy, delicious and easy to make dishes as you pointed. I am glad you like our cuisine:)
Take care,

At 8:54 PM, Anonymous menar said...

This is so good I can't even tell..Can be prepared in a snap as well.Great! What else?

At 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
My family and I loved this borek. Thank you so much. I have cooked so many dishes from your cookbook and they have all been so so yummy.


At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks so delicious, Ive just decided to make it tonight. will let you know how it comes out;)

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous kamms said...

I've made it!!! though it looks a bit different;/
it's like a savoury cake and really nice texture too:))
only I think mine was not of pouring consistency.. could it be because I only had two leeks not three? well, anyway, now that i've tried i KNOW im going to make it for my family too:))
thank you!

At 8:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am glad you did and liked it:) Actually it is not a batter. It needs to be knead with hand to prepare. So I think it is okay:)
Take care,


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