Cheese Borekas

A typical dinner in my Israeli home as a child included tuna salad or eggs, Israeli salad, and cheese borekas(Hebrew:בורקס גבינה).
You can buy Borekas everywhere in Isreal: grocery store, bakeries, and markets.
However, Borekas are very easy to make and once you taste a home-made Borekas, you will never buy them again… Bon appetit!

• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 8 ounces (1 3/4 cups or 225 grams) cups shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1 teaspoon dried parsley
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1 17.5 ounce (450 grams) package frozen puff pastry
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• sesame seeds

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, mix the egg, cheese and spices.
3. Divide puff pastry into 5 inch squares. Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling in each square. Dampen the edges of the squares with water, and fold in half diagonally to form triangular pastries. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling inside.
4. Brush tops of borekas with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
5. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30 minutes or until golden.


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