Leek and Cheese Borek / Pirasa ve Peynirli Borek

Leek Pastry Pirasa BoregiSome vegetables like spinach have a bad reputation but then very popular. Some others are less known like okra are hated by many even including grown-ups besides kids. Then there are some others that are although common, many try to avoid.

This is a Turkish pastry – borek we call it. It has leeks as the main ingredient. When you eat it, no one will know there is leek in it. So it might be good chance to surprise them and help them get all the fiber in leeks.

It is very easy to prepare, nice looking borek. The only time consuming part – which not too much is cutting the leek into thin slices. Then the rest comes. Just slightly cook the leek, then add some grated white cheese-feta cheese will do too.

leek stuffing

Then cut your dough sheets into half. On the straight side, put the filling in a thin line, not going too far in the corners. Then roll like a long cigar. You are ready to put the long roll on to the oven tray. Starting from the middle, leave your roll onto the tray as if you are circling a garden hose. Continue one after the other, until the rolls are finished. If they rip while doing this, don’t work, just patch a piece of dough sheet and it will be fine.

Rolling Leek Borek ???????????????????????????????

There is almost no oil in the borek. When you are finished rolling. Just brush some olive oil on top and sprinkle some nigella seeds or semame seeds if available. Cut like pizza slices if you like. Serve cold or warm. 

Leek and Cheese Borek / Pırasa ve Peynirli Borek
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Despite all the healthy things leek contain, many people don’t like them, especially kids. This borek is a good way to help them eat leek as they will not even understand there is leek in it.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Leek and Cheese Borek / Pırasa ve Peynirli Borek
Print Recipe
Despite all the healthy things leek contain, many people don’t like them, especially kids. This borek is a good way to help them eat leek as they will not even understand there is leek in it.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
Filling
  1. To prepare leeks, cut the root end and about 1/2 cm of the white base. Remove any ragged, coarse outer leaves and discard. Cut the darkest green part of the leaves. The dark green trimmed leaves can be reserved for other uses such as soups. Wash real well and make sure there is no dirt left between the leaves.
  2. First cut vertically all the way to the end. Then chop all the leeks to thin slices.
  3. Add 150 gram of olive oil to a pan and add the chopped leeks.
  4. Add some salt but consider that you will be adding cheese which also has salt. Mix and cover the pan with a lid and cook until the leeks are soft over medium heat. Stir once in a while. The leek will leave off some water very soon, so you don't need to add water.
  5. First wash to get rid of the excess salt and then grate the cheese and add to the leek after the heat is turned off.
  6. Add red pepper flakes and mix well. The filling is ready.
Combining
  1. Place all the yufka on top of each other. Cut in half.
  2. Place some of the leek mixture on the straight side as a thin line and roll like a long tight, thin and long cigarette.
  3. Continue to finish all the mixture and the yufka.
  4. Starting from the middle; make a large borek circle using all the yufka circling around each other.
  5. Spread some oil on the oven tray.
  6. Pour the remaining oil evenly on the borek. Sprinkle some nigella seeds if you like.
Baking
  1. Cook in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until each side is brownish for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Cut like a pizza. Serve cold or warm.
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Leek and Cheese Borek / Pırasa ve Peynirli Borek

Leek and Cheese Borek / Pırasa ve Peynirli Borek
Print Recipe
Despite all the healthy things leek contain, many people don’t like them, especially kids. This borek is a good way to help them eat leek as they will not even understand there is leek in it.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Leek and Cheese Borek / Pırasa ve Peynirli Borek
Print Recipe
Despite all the healthy things leek contain, many people don’t like them, especially kids. This borek is a good way to help them eat leek as they will not even understand there is leek in it.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
Filling
  1. To prepare leeks, cut the root end and about 1/2 cm of the white base. Remove any ragged, coarse outer leaves and discard. Cut the darkest green part of the leaves. The dark green trimmed leaves can be reserved for other uses such as soups. Wash real well and make sure there is no dirt left between the leaves.
  2. First cut vertically all the way to the end. Then chop all the leeks to thin slices.
  3. Add 150 gram of olive oil to a pan and add the chopped leeks.
  4. Add some salt but consider that you will be adding cheese which also has salt. Mix and cover the pan with a lid and cook until the leeks are soft over medium heat. Stir once in a while. The leek will leave off some water very soon, so you don't need to add water.
  5. First wash to get rid of the excess salt and then grate the cheese and add to the leek after the heat is turned off.
  6. Add red pepper flakes and mix well. The filling is ready.
Combining
  1. Place all the yufka on top of each other. Cut in half.
  2. Place some of the leek mixture on the straight side as a thin line and roll like a long tight, thin and long cigarette.
  3. Continue to finish all the mixture and the yufka.
  4. Starting from the middle; make a large borek circle using all the yufka circling around each other.
  5. Spread some oil on the oven tray.
  6. Pour the remaining oil evenly on the borek. Sprinkle some nigella seeds if you like.
Baking
  1. Cook in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until each side is brownish for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Cut like a pizza. Serve cold or warm.
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