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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

These popular little puff pastry parcels are usually filled with potatoes, mushrooms or spinach and cheese.  They can be served as snack, as finger foods at a Shabbos kiddush, or as part of a summer picnic.   They are a genuine Sephardic-Jewish creation, copied by others throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.  They can be served hot or cold; you can prepare them in advance, and then freeze, unbaked.  Just pop them into the oven when needed.


Preparation Time: 25 minutes   Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Makes: 20 burekas


Potato and Mushroom Burekas


For the Filling:

1 pound (approx. 3) potatoes – peeled and roughly chopped

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 onion – peeled and finely chopped

8 ounces fresh mushrooms – finely chopped

1 egg

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


2 pounds puff pastry – ready rolled if possible

2 egg yolks – beaten – to glaze

3 tablespoons sesame seeds



1)      Preheat the oven to 400

Denise Phillips

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food//2009/06/24/

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