What’s For Dinner?


Trying to decide what to make for dinner? How about making a popular dish enjoyed by Jewish families of Sephardic (Middle Eastern, North African, or Spanish) descent? The bureka is a delicious pastry, similar to the Turkish “burak,” that is prepared and served on festive occasions, and is widely sold on Israeli street corners.  Burekas can be prepared with various types of dough: strudel dough (thin leaves), rising dough, or with types of prepared dough found in the market. Make sure to eat it while it’s hot and fresh! Mmmmm….

1/2 lb. margarine
1 tsp. salt
3 cups self-rising flour
warm water

1/2 cup cheese (feta)
1 cup cooked spinach
3 egg yolks

1 egg yolk
4 cups sesame seeds

Dough: Melt the margarine and mix with flour and salt. Add warm water until able to roll dough. Roll it, cut a leaf, and cut circles with a cup.

Stuffing: Mix all the ingredients. Put one teaspoon of stuffing on each dough circle. Fold in half. On top, spread yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds. Place on a well-greased cookie tray and bake at 3500 until golden (approx. 15-20 min.). Serve hot.

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