Borek Recipe | Easy Turkish Borek (Burek) Recipe

Sunday is a baking day for me and as I have been craving Turkish börek (burek) for 2-3 weeks, we will prepare some with you today. Do not worry! I do not want you to prepare the phyllo dough at home:). As we will not make phyllo sheets from scratch, it will be very easy for us to prepare this easy borek recipe. You can find phyllo (filo) dough in supermarkets or online. Besides borek, you can prepare with phyllo (filo) dough different easy and delicious Turkish recipes like Baklava.

What is borek?

Borek, also known as burek, is a type of filled pastry made of thin flaky dough, such as filo, and filled with a variety of fillings such as meat, cheese, spinach, or potatoes. Boreks are primarily associated with the former Ottoman Empire’s Balkans and the Caucasus, the Middle East, Eastern European and Central European countries, Northern Africa, and Central Asia. Borek can be made in a large pan and then cut into portions after baking, or it can be made as individual pastries. They are typically baked, but some varieties can also be fried. Borek can be served hot or cold and is sometimes sprinkled with sesame or nigella seeds.

Ingredients for borek recipe

borek recipe

Phyllo dough: You need 500 g phyllo dough. You can find phyllo sheets in almost every supermarket.

Sheep’s Milk Cheese: For this easy borek recipe I will use sheep’s milk cheese. 200 g.

Parsley: You need 1 cup, chopped fresh parsley. If you do not have fresh parsley, DO NOT use dried parsley.

Egg: You need 1 organic egg for the sauce.

Butter: 150 g melted organic butter.

Milk: 100 ml organic milk

Sunflower oil: 100 ml sunflower oil for the sauce. You can use rapeseed oil, too.

That’s it, this is all you need for an easy, delicious borek recipe.

Borek Recipe | Easy Turkish Borek (Burek) Recipe

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  1. Hey

    this is one of my favourite borek recipes. It turned out perfectly.

    Enjoyed it with family and Turkish black tea:)

    Thank you

  2. It was one of the best boreks I have every tried. The description and the pics are very helpfull.

  3. I made it today and it turned out 👏👏👏👍

    The best Turkish börek recipe I have ever made.

  4. A friend of mine recommended your recipe and I tried it yesterday. Normally I don’t write comments but this recipe definitely deserves it. Thank you. It tasted fantastic

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