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Pırasa Böreğı / Turkish Leek pastry And award from my sweet friend

Börek (also burek and other variants) is a family of baked or fried filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as yufka (or phyllo). It can be filled with cheese, often feta, sirene or kaşar; minced meat, or vegetables. Probably invented in Anatolia in the early Ottoman period, it became a popular element of Ottoman cuisine.
A börek may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. The top of the börek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Börek is very popular in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, including North African cuisine. The Northern Slavic cuisines, historically developed by people living in close contact with the Turkic peoples of Asia and Europe, also feature derivatives of the börek. In Israel, börek is part of Mizrahi, Sephardic, and Palestinian traditions.
Source: Wikipedia


Pırasa = means Leeks. This pastry is made from leeks as filling. Combination of savory and lightly sweet taste from the leeks made into good combination for this pastry. No wonder this Pırasa Böreğı become one of favorite Börek here.


Wanna try it also in your kitchen? here things you need to prepare:
- 1 bunch Leeks (about 4 ~ 5 large stems)
- ½ cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste (I use only pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper powder)
- Several sheets of fillo dough
- Enough Margarine, Melted (for brushing the fillo)
- 1 egg beaten off with 2 tablespoons water
- black sesame seeds (or regular sesame)
- Margarine/ butter for greasing the pan

Method:
Chop the leek into small pieces, wash and drain. Mixed well with salt, pepper and olive oil. Prepare one round baking pan (about 10" size), Grease with margarine/ butter. Take one sheet filo dough, spread the surface with melted margarine, sprinkle evenly with chopped leek and then roll like a cigarette. Then roll (coil) starts from the tip (up shaped like a snail) and place in baking pan.

Take another fillo dough, spread the surface with melted margarine, sprinkle with chopped leeks and then roll like a cigarette. Connect to the first roll on the baking pan to form bigger circle coil. Do the same thing until the dough finish.
Brush surface with wash egg and sprinkle with black sesame seeds (or white sesame seeds). Bake in preheat oven to 180 degC about 25 minutes or until done. Serve warm.


And thank You also to my lovely and sweet Blogger friend Mateja ^_^ @Indulging Life for gave me this award. It's my first award I ever get (hope will be more later on) ^_^ . Thank you for your support and sharing these time being.. your award design is so pink and lovely.. I love it!


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41 comments:

  1. Oh YUM! That is delicious! You call it Boregi I call it Maznik :)... Made me want to roll up my sleeves and start working on some dough. I've never used black sesame seeds, though... I have to look around for that. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Looks fantastic! I will be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Gorgeous! It's my favorite thing in the world. Want to make it now :)

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  4. Hi Dear Citra ,this is the first time I stop by here..And see that you have many great recipes, I will come back again and try some of them. :)

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  5. @Mom's the little one Thank U for visiting and glad that U like my recipes. Do U have any Blog I can visit too?

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  6. @Diethood.com Ah ya.. It has some other name also for different ya ^_^. Indeed some countries have own version from this pastry. I'll be glad to try your maznik also.

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  7. @elraHi Elra, I also admire your semolina recipe ! Love to try it some other time ^_^

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  8. What a beautiful Boregi!!! So Yummy!!

    Oh, and I have a blog award for you: http://angellovescooking.blogspot.com/2011/02/tikvenik-aka-phyllo-pampkin-pie-with.html

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  9. @Angellove's Cooking Thx, I also admire ur phylo pumpkin pie! thx for passing the award to me, it'll bright my days absolutely ^_^

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  10. One of my favorite boreks! I can not do in a rolled up fashion since the Turkish yufka here comes frozen and falls apart as soon as you touch it! I might just mix it all and bake it that way :) My latest try was leeks stuffed in a cornbread :)

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  11. Wow, what a an exciting award! You really deserve it! You have worked so hard attending to your day job and food blog, how do you do it! This is indeed admirable! You made a lot of friends through your blog and delicious recipes always! Keep up the good work and more power to you!
    Thank you for passing this award. I just hope I can live up to what it certify! Thank you ever so much!!!

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  12. Oh wowwww..Nicely done! I watched my mom, and all the women in my family making this my whole life and still can't master.
    Looks fabulous! Congrats on top 9!

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  13. By the way, I call it Burek:))

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  14. @SandraThank U Sandra, I adore your pumpkin roll also!

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  15. This looks delicious! Just found you through Top 9 well done!! I'm going to try this with some feta aswell, never done the coil thing only tried cigars before which were lovely so can't wait, thanks!!

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  16. Beautiful pastry and it looks delicious! I love leeks. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  17. meraviglioso!!!
    Fillo is Homemade????

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  18. @Giulia Hai.. thx for visiting my page. No, the phyllo I bought it ready to use, here is Turkey it's very much easy to find fresh phyllo dough so it's so economic and not consuming such a energy to make. But I admire you making your own phyllo dough... great job! Like ur page too actually, do U have English version? ^_^

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  19. @Diethood.com Thx Dear ^_^, Other than award from friend, it can be brighten my day also ^_^

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  20. @foodblogandthedog Thx. And yes, actually you can fill it with various stuffing like cheese, minced beef or cheese with vegetable.

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  21. This looks de-lish. Thanks for posting.

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  22. This looks delicious! I love leeks

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  23. Congrats on Top 9. Very attractive tart to share with guests yet also simple.

    Cheers Stuart

    www.threemealsaday.com

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  24. Cool way to make a borek! Mine look more like rectangular chocolate croissants. You've definitely inspired me to 'reshape' my thinking... Thanks!
    -Sortachef

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  25. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

    It looks delicious- I wish I had one right in front of me instead of on the computer screen!

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  26. I had burek with meat, with cheese, but never with leeks and I love leeks! This is a must try, bookmarked! And you deserved the award for creating all these wonderful dishes and sharing them with us:)

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  27. This looks great! Congratulations on making the Foodbuzz Top 9, your blog is well orchestrated.

    Shari from www.goodfoodweek.blogspot.com

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  28. I am really into leeks right now and pastry is always a plus...I love how flaky it comes out to be!

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  29. Hi! I am a Turk in Turkey and I am very excited to see this Turkish recipe on foodbuzz! I am very glad that you like Turkish food. Making a borek is very easy and they are really delicious especially when they are already hot. I will try this one also at home. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is gorgeous. My Armenian heritage calls to me to make this soon! i love the black sesame seeds on top too. Oh I need to try this soon!

    Those are leeks and not green onions? They look very small to be leeks. I just want to make sure before I make the tart.

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  31. @Ozge Burcu YilmazMerhaba Burcu.. nice to know other Turkish friend.. I like your page also but I didn't see any place to put any comment on it..
    Happy cooking! ^_^

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  32. @The Mom Chef Thank U. And yes that's chopped leek, maybe the picture is small and I didn't display my leek pic too, But it's not green onion (^_^).. Have a try..!

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  33. @The Mom Chef Thank U. And yes that's chopped leek, maybe the picture is small and I didn't display my leek pic too, But it's not green onion (^_^).. Have a try..!

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  34. Hi there! I did make this and it was wonderful. I've put up a post up about it today, giving you credit and link back. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!

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  35. This looks wonderful, and almost too beautiful to eat!

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