Cheese Borekas

By kosherguru / March 28, 2016

So it’s almost Pesach and life is crazy. I love making amazing dishes to eat but now more than ever I need quick and easy ones. This recipe hits home not only because it’s easy and delicious but it also reminds me of Israel specifically Machane Yehudah.


There you can get these delicacies piping hot out of the oven and let me tell you they are delish. I can never just stop at one, I can probably eat the entire tray and for those who know me I’m serious. What are these sinful easy to make delights you would like to know; well it’s a cheese boreka. The crusty pastry and the salty cheesy inside, just makes me yearn to hop on that plane, and just spend hours in that beautiful land we should be calling our home. I used pre made mini puff pastry squares. And I make a cheese mixture of feta and farmer cheese to go in the inside. I roll out the puff pastry just to get it a bit thinner, add in my filling and close it up. I then place my borekas on a lined cookie sheet, just make some room between them so they have room to puff up a little. I brush them with egg add a bit of sesame seed and bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden brown crispy and oh so amazing.

Cheese Borekas
Yields 12
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  1. 12 Puff pastry squares defrosted
  2. Feta cheese 3 oz (usually half the container)
  3. Farmers cheese 7 oz. (usually an entire package)
  4. 1 egg
  1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mix the 2 cheeses and egg until all uniform
  3. Roll out squares just a bit to make it easier to add filling
  4. Place heaping table spoon of filling in center of each square
  5. Fold over so it’s on a diagonal forming a triangle and press to seal edges
  6. Place each boreka on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet with about an inch of room around each boreka (you might need to use 2 trays to bake all 12)
  7. Brush egg on to each boreka and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  1. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes make sure not to let them burn but should be a nice golden color and should have puffed up
  2. Enjoy! Try not to eat the entire tray like me 😉
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