Sweet Turkish Börek

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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Ancient recipes call these little pastries taratir-at-turkman or ‘bonnets of the Turks’. The quantities below make a large number of pastries.


  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons


Place the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl, add salt and beat until thick and lemon-coloured. Add the sugar and brandy, and continue beating. Add the yoghourt and mix well. Sift in the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon to begin with, and then working the dough by hand. Knead on a floured board until the dough blisters, then roll out as thinly as possible with a floure