Burekas Recipe: Crispy and Flavorful Middle Eastern Pastries

Dish recipes: Burekas
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Indulge in the irresistible flavors of the Middle East with Burekas, delicious savory pastries that are perfect for any occasion. Originating from the Jewish communities of the Mediterranean region, Burekas are flaky dough filled with a variety of savory fillings, such as cheese, spinach, or potatoes, and baked to golden perfection. Get ready to savor the delightful taste of Burekas with our authentic recipe.


1 lb (450g) puff pastry dough, thawed if frozen

1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 cup spinach, cooked and chopped

1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

Sesame seeds or poppy seeds for garnish (optional)


Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the puff pastry dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares or rectangles, depending on your preferred size for the Burekas. In a small mixing bowl, combine the crumbled feta cheese and cooked chopped spinach. Place a spoonful of the feta and spinach filling onto one half of each dough square or rectangle, leaving a border around the edges. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling to create a triangle or rectangle shape, then press the edges firmly to seal. Brush the tops of the Burekas with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds, if desired. Transfer the filled Burekas to the prepared baking sheet, spacing them slightly apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the Burekas are golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.


Serve Burekas warm or at room temperature as a delicious appetizer, snack, or side dish. These savory pastries are perfect for parties, gatherings, or simply as a tasty treat any time of day. Enjoy the crispy exterior and savory filling of Burekas with your favorite dipping sauce or condiment.

Burekas are a delightful culinary creation that brings together the rich flavors of the Middle East in a flaky and savory pastry. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy these delicious treats at home and impress your family and friends with your baking skills.