Large batches of these crispy cigar-shaped pastries are made in every household, as they are so popular. They can he made in advance, stored in a cool place, covered with a damp cloth and fried at the last minute. Made with strips of yufka filled with cheese, spinach or minced meat, the pastries can also he shaped into triangles (muska böregi,). See ispanaklı gözleme and tepsi böregi for the spinach and meat fillings. If necessary, substitute yufka with filo pastry, which often comes in rectangular sheets. Cut the sheets lengthways into strips at approximately 3in/8cm intervals, and proceed with the recipe.
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