|Baked Spinach Rolls – Ispanaklı Kol Böreği|
Borek is typically a baked or fried pastry with cheese, minced meat or vegetable fillings. It is made with a thin flaky dough known as fillo (phyllo) or, better yet, made with home made dough. Typically one uses olive oil or butter, eggs and milk to enrich the flavor. Borek was a popular dish of Ottoman cuisine. One can see it in all countries that used to be a part of the former Ottoman Empire or the countries who came in contact with the Turkic people.
I wanted to make a vegan version that also tasted good and came up with the following recipe. This one has a spinach, onions and tomatoes filling, however, you can use other fillings. If you decide to use cheese filling make sure to add some chopped fresh herbs like dill or parsley to bring out the flavor.
Bon Appetit! Afiyet Olsun!
|Fresh Baby Spinach|
|Sauté Onions in Olive Oil|
|Onions and tomatoes Sautéed|
|Brush oil on fillo dough|
|Spread filling over half of the dough|
|Place dowel stick on the long edge where the filling is.|
|Start loosley rolling the dough|
|Dough completely rolled over the dowel|
|Gather the dough from both ends toward the center|
|Place rolls into the pie dish in a spiral|
|Brush remaining oil on the rolls|
|Sprinkle caraway seeds on top|
|Baked Spinach Rolls ready to be served|