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Cheese Bourekas

Cheese Bourekas

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
GCBENEZRA

GCBENEZRA

Middle-Eastern style puff pastry pockets filled with cheese. Great served as an appetizer or the traditional Israeli way for breakfast with salad, olives, cheese, and plain yogurt. Could also be filled with leftover mashed potatoes, or a spinach and feta mixture.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Beat 1 egg in a medium bowl, and mix in the cheese. Season with parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, cut each sheet of puff pastry into 6 equal squares to give 12 squares in total. Beat the remaining egg with water in small bowl. Brush edges of each square lightly with egg wash. Place a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold pastry over the filling, and seal edges with a fork. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, brush with remaining egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
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Reviews

LINSEYODONNELL
17

LINSEYODONNELL

2/14/2006

Excellent! I followed the recipe as-is (except for the addition of a little bit of grated parmasian cheese), and the Bourekas turned out fantastically. The cheese was perfectly melted, and the puff pastry was a yummy golden brown. Great recipe.

RALWATTAR
8

RALWATTAR

2/12/2009

This is a Syrian/Lebanese appetizer that's been around for as long as time! Add black seed (aka black cumin seed)to the cheese mixture for a more authentic flavor.

PNahmias
6

PNahmias

7/15/2010

effing amazing!

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