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Bourekas, Tribute to Michal Niv (z'l) (D, TNT)
Source: Food Forum YNET, Sherry Anski
Yield: I made them bite size and had about 50 pieces

3-1/2 cups regular flour (not self raising)
1 package (200g, 2 sticks) of unsalted margarine, at room temperature
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. oil, please not olive oil!
3/4 goblet (about 3/4 cup) of plain yogurt or cream, Eshel (sweet buttermilk), Leben (sour buttermilk)
A little salt

1 roasted eggplant, peeled and cut in small pieces (my suggestion squeeze well)
250g (8 oz.) Bulgarian feta cheese, crumbled
1 beaten egg
fresh black pepper from the mill

Egg wash (yolk + 1 tsp. water)
Nigella seeds

Form quickly the dough by mixing all ingredients. I saved it in a plastic cover for an hour in the fridge.

Prepare the filling (in the same bowl) by mixing all ingredients.

Roll a thin sheet of dough (not transparent), cut circles with glass, place a little amount of mixture in the middle. Close in half circles by pinching slightly the dough. The author says without hurting the dough.

Place on parchment paper (not oiled). Smear with egg wash. Sprinkle with nigella seeds or if you don't have any, with sesame seeds.

Bake until golden 20 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
Anna Wagner and Sherry Anski have tried to reproduce bourekas their friend Michal Niv loved best. They are absolutely irresistible!

The recipe of Borekitas de Berenjena (click here for recipe) I submitted a few years ago is a misery comparing this one!

Posted by Viviane Barzel

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A