Basil and Chive Böreks


Preparation info

  • Makes


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Good Soup Book

Good Soup Book

By Lindsey Bareham

Published 1997

  • About

Böreks are cork-shaped filo pastry parcels. The basic stuffing is mashed potato, laced with finely sliced spring onions and plenty of fresh herbs. The filling can be varied to suit the soup they will accompany.


For the pastry

  • 16 filo pastry sheets, measuring about 18 X 25 cm (7 X 10 inches)
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter


  • Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F. If you are using cold mashed potato, first melt the butter in the hot milk and stir it into the mash before you mix in the spring onions, herbs and seasoning.
  • Lay out the sheets of filo pastry and cover with a d