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Borekas Stuffed with Cheese and Spinach















Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 each lemon
juice of
1 ¾ cups water
1 x salt
1 cup margarine
Cheese stuffing
2 each potatoes
boiled, peeled
1 each eggs
½ pound cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon margarine
Spinach stuffing
1 pound spinach
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons butter
1 x lemon juice
to taste
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
1 each eggs
5 ounces sesame seeds


DOUGH: Prepare dough by mixing flour, oil, lemon juice, water and salt.

Sprinkle a handful of flour on a board and roll out the dough.

Spread the margarine over the dough.

Fold dough into thirds. Refrigerate for half hour, and then roll dough out again.

Fold in thirds and return to refrigerator.

Repeat rolling, folding, and refigerating 1 more time, then roll dough out into a large thin rectangle.

For Cheese Stuffing, mash the potatos, egg, grated cheese and margarine.

Mix well.

For Spinach Stuffing, cook the spinach in the water that clings to its leaves garlic in the butter, then chop fine and add to spinach.

Add lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well.

To ASSEMBLE: Cut the dough into 3-inch sqaures.

Place 1 teaspoon cheese or spinach stuffing (or ½ teaspoon of each) on each square, fold dough in half to form a triangle, and pinch edges to seal well.

Brush each filled square with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Bake in a preheated 350℉ (180℃). (moderate) oven until golden--approximately 30 minutes.

Makes 12 pastries.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 188g (6.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44969% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 53%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 392mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 91% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 27% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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