Peppery Cheese Biscuits

Boyikos de Keso

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Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

The word boyo is derived from the Spanish bolo, or “cake.” There the resemblance ends, however. For some Sephardic families, boyos are small pies like empanadas or borekas, made with a strudel-type dough and filled with spinach, potatoes, or eggplant. In Turkey, they seem to be cheese pastries. Sometimes boyos are rolled into balls, flattened with a fork, sprinkled with cheese, and baked. Other times they are cut into biscuitlike shapes, and still other ti