Boureg Diamonds Filled with Cheese and Parsley

Baqlawaat il-Boureg bil-Jibin wil-Krafus

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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The diamond shape of the sweet baklawa became so familiar that it gave its name to the shape itself, regardless of taste. In his nineteenth-century Turkish cookbook, Turabi Efendi calls a sweet rice confection Pirinj Baklawassi because it is cut into diamonds.

The following is a kind of savory baklawa in which fillo dough is layered and filled with a cheese mixture. The blend of cheeses used gives the filling a delightful taste, and a good texture. The medieval