Spinach And Potato Puff Pastry Rolls – A Dream Combination

Ahh, yes. We have discovered the joy of puff pastry. Or, to give it its Turkish name, we have discovered the joy of experimenting with milföy böreği. We're Brits. We know puff pastry well, of course. Pasties and sausage rolls were a staple, growing up. But we had never cooked with it before. Until … [Read more...]

Paçanga Böreği Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

Do you remember in our post about making Turkish rice that we told you about a friend who is a great cook but her husband just loves to eat rice and yoghurt? Yeah, well she's gonna feature in this post as well today as she is the person who first introduced us to paçanga böreği. It was Christmas … [Read more...]

A Börek Recipe – This Time It’s Muska Böreği

There are many types of börek (pastry) recipes in Turkish cuisine from savoury to sweet. We're big fans of the savoury dishes - and have been known to enjoy the odd slice of sweet baklava on occasion, too - so, this week being a traditional week of festive indulgence, we've been experimenting with … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Tepsi Boreği

We've posted a few Turkish recipes recently that involve the use of yufka; the last one being sigara böreği (cheese rolls). I've got a minor obsession for working with fresh yufka which I have to keep in check, otherwise we'll become obese, pastry-munching, couch potatoes. Because of this, the next … [Read more...]

How To Make Sigara Böreği (Turkish Cheese Rolls)

On returning home, most people who visit Turkey on holiday leave the country with memories of those delicious cheese rolls they ate nearly every evening with their meze dishes. Those delicious 'Turkish cheese rolls' that they always talk about are called sigara böreği and are probably the most well … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes – Çintar Mushroom & Spinach Börek

This post is a continuation of the celebration of the lactarius deliciosus...the saffron milk cap mushroom...the çintar. We're no experts in the weird world of mushroom identification but we're now suitably convinced that the meaty, tasty çintar mushroom is indeed the Latin phrase … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – A Börek Recipe

A couple of days ago, we went to Fethiye market to buy some yufka. Over the years, we’ve developed a love of cooking and have stopped buying many of the ready prepared goodies from the shelves and deli counters. You’d be amazed how much money it’s saved us, too. We’ve posted some of our recipes for … [Read more...]