Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!
Here I will post my kitchen experiments and favorite recipes. A little about my influences - I was born in Moldova, I grew up in Israel, I moved to the USA, and I studied abroad in both Argentina and France. I've also traveled quite a bit and had friends from all over the world, so you can expect to find quite the random assortment of foods on this blog! However, if they made it here it means they've been tried and joyfully devoured!
Cooking food from places around the world is a journey for me and I love finding recipes from places I've been or haven't been and give them a try, so if you have any favorites, don't hesitate to share!
So here it is, I finally decided to find me a place online where all my journeys can coalesce, enjoy!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cheese Bourekas (Cheese Filled Pastry)

An absolute must taste when you visit Israel, bourekas is the favorite Israeli pastry. It comes in many variations, filled with cheese, mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, or other ethnic variations. This cheese bourekas can be served as an appetizer any time of the day or as a breakfast food, opening it up and putting slices of hard boiled egg inside it. Simple enough to make at home when you can't have the real thing so give it a try! This recipe is taken from my all time favorite, The Book of New Israeli Food: A Culinary Journey

500g gvina levana (substitute for ricotta)
250g kashkaval (substitute for grated parmesan)
250g brinza (substitute for crumbled feta)  
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp corn starch
Black pepper
1.5 kg puff pastry dough
1 beaten egg with 1tbsp water
Sesame seeds

1.  Beat all the ingredients in the filling until smooth
2.  Cut dough into squares - the puff pastry sheets commonly sold here can be cut to 9 squares each - about 2 inches wide. 
3. Place filling in middle, fold over into a triangle, pinch together at ends
4.  Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seeds
5.  Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 30mins

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