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Burekas

This is a Jewish Sephardic dish which is quite similar to the Turkish burak. Burekas can be prepared with various types of dough: strudel dough (thin leaves), rising dough or with types of prepared dough found in the market. This is a dish served on festive occasions, but also widely sold on Israeli street corners. To be tasty, it must be served hot and fresh.

Cook Time: 45min
Ingredients: 
Dough:
2 sticks margarine
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups self-rising flour
warm water
Stuffing:
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 cup cooked spinach
3 egg yolks
Garnish:
1 egg yolk
sesame seeds to cover
Directions: 
  1. To make the dough, melt the margarine and mix with flour and salt. Add warm water until able to roll it out. Roll it, cut a leaf, and cut circles with a cup.
  2. Mix all the stuffing ingredients together.
  3. To shape the burekas, put one teaspoon of stuffing on each dough circle. Fold in half.
  4. On top, spread yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds. Place on a well-greased cookie tray and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350° F until golden. Serve hot.
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