Turkish Karakoy Borek

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 30 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr

This historical Turkish delicacy will bring the scents of an Ottoman bakery into your kitchen! Happy cooking!

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0/14 Ingredients
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  • For Filling
  • For Filling Sauce
  • For Covering


0/14 Instructions
    For Filling
  • Place the diced onion and minced meat on a pan. Pour the olive oil on top and turn the heat on.
  • Stir often and cook until the meat takes a dark brown color. Turn the burner off and let the meat rest and cool down.
  • Add the mineral water on top of the meat and mix it throughly.
  • For Filling Sauce
  • Mix the eggs, vegetable oil, milk, yoghurt, vinegar and salt in a bowl with the help of a whisk.
  • For Preparing the Borek
  • Take the dough sheets to the counter. Cut the circle sheets into 4 equal parts (quarters).
  • Place on quarter on your counter. Spread some of the fillling sauce onto the sheet evenly with the help of a egg brush.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of cooked minced meat on the long border of the quarter in a thin line.
  • Start rolling the sheet from the long border and get a rolll of sheet full of the cooked minced meat at the end. Bend the roll without breaking it, to make 3 rows next to each other.
  • Repeat this process for each quarter of sheet.
  • Cover an oven tray with parchment paper and place the borek you prepared on the tray.
  • Preheat the oven at 190 degrees. (turbo mode on)
  • For Covering Sauce
  • Mix the olive oil, egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl. Brush the mixture on top of the borek with an egg brush.
  • Bake the borek in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Bon appetit!

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