What is the traditional filling for Greek bourekas?
Bourekas are a delicious Greek appetizer that’s often served during festive occasions. Filled with feta cheese and spinach and baked until golden and crispy, these little pastries are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Serve them warm as a part of a mezze platter or as a snack with your favorite dipping sauce. Here’s how to make them:
- 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped spinach
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the feta cheese, chopped spinach, salt, and pepper.
- Unfold the puff pastry and cut it into 3-inch by 3-inch squares.
- Place a small spoonful of the cheese and spinach mixture onto each square.
- Brush the edges of the pastry squares with the egg yolk.
- Bring the corners of the pastry together to form a triangle and pinch the edges together to seal.
- Place the bourekas onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the pastries with the remaining egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds over each one.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bourekas are golden brown and puffed up.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.