Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Lunch & Dinner

Cheese Burekas




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Puff pastry dough squares

For basic filling:

Cream cheese

For complex filling:

Cottage cheese

Village or Syrian cheese

Feta cheese

Shredded mozzarella cheese

1-2 eggs

1 tbsp flour

Salt and pepper


Pitted green olives


Sesame seeds


Mix filling together, mashing cheeses if needed

Cut each large dough square into 4 small ones, about 4x4 inches

Gently stretch each square, put a spoonful of filling and close into a triangle. Alternatively make a triangle, then join two edges together to make a teardrop shape

Place on a baking tray with parchment paper

Whisk remaining egg with a fork

Brush triangles with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds

Bake at 360 F until golden brown




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