Sigara borek (Turkish filo pastry cigar)

    28 min

    This is one of many things we usually have for breakfast. The name sigara borek means cigarette pastry because of the shape. Lovely snack you can have for breakfast or even throughout the day! you can tweak the ingredients depending on how many you want to make. So don't be afraid to use more or less ingredients!!

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    Makes: 6 Turkish sigara borek

    • 150g feta cheese, crumbled
    • 1 tablespoon dried mint
    • 1/2 tablespoon chilli powder
    • chopped fresh coriander or parsley, to taste
    • 3 sheets filo pastry
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Neatly lay the three filo sheets out on a work surface, one on top of the other. Make one clean diagonal cut across the pastry to form 6 triangles.
    2. In a bowl, combine the feta cheese, mint, chilli powder and fresh coriander. Mix well, mashing the ingredients together.
    3. One at a time, spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture in the middle of the pastry in a line but a bit towards the long side of the triangle pastry. Fold the sides in and then start to roll the pastry like you would roll a cigarette.
    4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat then add the sigara boreks into the pan. Once one side is golden brown, continue turning until evenly brown all over. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper. Blot away any excess oil then serve hot.

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    Amazing recipe and sooo simple but delicious  -  28 Jan 2017