Bourekia

Deep-Fried Cream Cheese & Cinnamon Pastries

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    24

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Falling Cloudberries

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2004

  • About

These are normally made with anari cheese, but you can use ricotta or a smooth cream cheese or something else similar. These deep-fried pastries are scattered with icing sugar and are best eaten warm.

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 250 g (9 oz) cake flour or plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 70

Method

To make the pastry, put the flour and butter in a large bowl with a pinch of salt. Mix in, sifting and working it through your fingers until it forms large crumbs. Add 5 tablespoons water and the lemon rind and knead gently and quickly with your hands until the dough just comes together in a mass. Knead for 20–30 seconds or until smooth. Take care not to overwork the dough. Wrap in plastic wrap