Boiled Borek

Boiled Borek |

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For its dough:

For its filling

To soak the phyllo dough

For its top


  1. First prepare its filling. Mix chopped parsley and cheese together. You will use the olive oil seperately to oil each layer of phyllo doughs.
  2. Mix the dough ingredients in a bowl and knead it well. Add little flour if necessary. It won’t be so soft. Divide the dough into 10 balls. Put some flour aside on the counter and when rolling the balls out, sprinkle some flour on the dough if you think the dough gets sticky.
  3. Oil the oven tray. It’s better if you have a round tray as it’s easier to arrange the phyllo doughs in a round one. Mine was rectangular.
  4. Lay one phyllo dough in the tray, so we don’t boil the first phyllo. Drizzle some olive oil on it.
  5. Put 3L water in a large pot. Add salt and olive oil and boil it.Put 3L cold water in another large pot.
  6. Put one of the the phyllo doughs first in the boiling water. Boil it for 2 minutes (not more than this!).
  7. Take the dough from the boiling water with the help of a sieve and transfer it into the cold water in another pot. Try to be as quick as you can in this step. Wait it in cold water for a few seconds and take it on a clean kitchen towel to remove the excessive water on it.
  8. Then lay it on the first phyllo dough. Repeat the same steps for 3 more phyllo doughs and don’t forget to drizzle olive oil on each one. Then when you have 5 layers, spread the cheese&parsley mixture evenly.
  9. Don’t worry if you can’t lay the phyllo doughs as a whole, just keep laying the pieces as they will stick when baking.
  10. Then go on doing the same steps for the rest of the phyllo doughs except the last one. You will boil 4 more doughs, but not the fifth one. Lay the fifth dough on the top as it is.
  11. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  12. Mix the ingredients for the top sauce until smooth and spread it on the top. And cook it until its top gets golden.
  13. Cut it in squares before serving.