For The Love Of Pide – Recipe And Favourite Fillings

Let's talk about pide! And also give you a fantastic, easy pide recipe which you can use and adapt to suit your own tastes. Why? Well, because who doesn't love a Turkish pide whenever you're in the country. We're here in Turkey all the time, so we eat lots of it! We've said before that çorba … [Read more...]

Sebzeli Kıymalı Tepsi Böreği Recipe – Minced Beef & Vegetable Filo Pie

Turkish cuisine has a whole raft of börek recipes - pastries of all shapes and sizes. We love to explore with all the different fillings and ways of presenting the final product. For this börek recipe, we're going to be making the famous tepsi böreği... What Is Tepsi Böreği? Tepsi means 'tray' and … [Read more...]

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...]

Okyanus Muska Böreği – Filo Triangles With An Ocean Filling

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...]

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 or kalem böreği and are … [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 … [Read more...]