When we lived in Turkey my daily routine involved shopping fresh fruit and veg at the local market and buying these tasty little pastry rolls known as a ‘Turkish Borek’. They were heaven and I often wish I could have them. So when Faith and I were brainstorming some recipe ideas I had to ask her to try a version of it … and wow its a twist on the original that is beyond tasty!
Try something N.E.W – Who knows you may LOVE it!
SPINACH & FETA ROLLS
DIFFICULTY: EASY PREP TIME: 15 MIN TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
- 360 g thawed phyllo pastry – or pastry sheets
- 100 g feta cheese
- 3 heaped tbsp cream cheese
- 15 ml olive oil
- 1 tsp chopped garlic or ground garlic
- 150 g chopped spinach
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs Sesame seeds
- Pro Tip – Add a spice you like dried chilli flakes
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
- In a pan, heat the oil in a pan and sauté the garlic for 1 minute.
- Add the spinach to the pan, season with salt and stir fry for 5 minutes.
- Shred the feta cheese and pour into a bowl.
- Pour the spinach into the bowl.
- Add the cream cheese into the bowl.
- Mix the cream cheese, spinach and feta until well combined.
- On a board, cut the thawed pastry into triangular shapes.
- Brush the edges with olive oil.
- Place 1 tbsp filling near the wide end of the triangle.
- Fold the long sides of the dough slightly over the filling.
- Fold in the sides to seal and roll up tight. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough and filling.
- Line your baking tray with a baking sheet.
- Place your spinach rolls in the tray.
- Brush your spinach rolls with oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
- Bake your rolls for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. (Optionally, you can fry them in a deep fryer). Enjoy!