Börek – Turkish Stuffed Pastry

Börek is filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as yufka and its one of the great indulgences of Turkish cuisine.

You can be as adventurous as you like with the fillings but traditional ones are filled with a range of cheese, meat, spinach or potatoes.

For more information here is the Wikipedia page;


For this recipe we will be baking a börek filled with black olives and feta cheese.

Oz-Yil Triangle Pastry Leaves (Ucgen Yufka)-1x360g

Oba (55%) Turkish Fetta Cheese-1x800g

Ladin Black Olives (300/330)-1x1kg

2 eggs

Olive Oil

Onion seeds


We will start with preparing the fillings for the börek. First step is chopping the parsley into small pieces

It should look like this

Next steps are crumbling the cheese into small pieces and removing seeds from the black olives then you are ready to roll!

Do not forget to put oil on baking tray before you start rolling the pastry.

Now we are ready to roll the Yufka with our fillings. Put a small amount of cheese, olives and parsley onto the pastry, nearer to the wider side.

Fold both sides of the pastry to overlap. Roll the pastry from the widest side to the thinnest side.

Make sure all the filling securely wrapped inside the pastry.

Carefully place the wrapped Yufka on to the oiled baking tray.

Repeat the process until you have filled the tray.

Now crack the eggs and beat them then brush the pastry with the beaten eggs.

Sprinkle onion seeds on top of the pastries.

It should look like this before placing in the oven;

Finally place the tray in pre-heated oven 180 C for 20 minutes 

                Or until they are golden brown.

Afiyet olsun!  Enjoy! Bon appetit!

One Response to “Börek – Turkish Stuffed Pastry”
  1. I love pastries! I just want to say your blog has taught me allot. I try to visit every week to see new updates you might have. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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