Monday, July 25, 2011

Baked Borek Recipe - How to Make Baked Borek


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Baked Borek Recipe. Enjoy quick & easy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Baked Borek. 

Ingredients

For the stuffing
2     Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup spring onions, chopped
1     cup spinach, chopped
2      tomatoes, diced
3      cups yellow lentils, cooked

For the dough
2     cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1     teaspoon white vinegar
1/2  chilled water
Egg wash (1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons milk)
Yogurt for brushing
Sesame or black seed for garnishing
Herbed tomato salsa for serving

Method

For stuffing

- Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add spring onion, stir for 2 minutes until softened.

- Add spinach, tomato and stir for 3 minutes.

- Remove from heat; add lentils, stirring until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

- Put the stuffing aside and prepare the dough.

For the dough

- Preheat oven to 170 Celsius degrees.

- Mix flour and salt using an electric mixer on low speed, add vinegar.

- Add water gradually, knead on medium speed until the dough comes together.

- Roll on a lightly flour- dusted surface to a ½ cm thickness, cut into circles (7cm in diameter) using a ring.

- Brush with egg wash. Put a small amount of the stuffing in the centre of each circle and fold one side over the filling, pinch the edges slightly with a fork tip to seal.

- Arrange on a baking tin, brush with yogurt and sprinkle sesame or black seed on top.

- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

- Serve the Borek warm with the salsa on the side.

Source: Chef Osama

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