Today, we will use a recipe from the Bulgarian cuisine as well. Banitsa is one of the most typical dishes in the Balkans. At home, we make it almost every week – like a light, simple and tasty dinner. In Bulgaria, they have a special thin dough, perhaps in every household, they have their own recipe. Banitsa is filled not only with cheese, but also with spinach or pumpkin, and mostly they bake it in a spiral form. I use puff pastry cut into 15 smaller squares, filled with cheese and rolled into small rollers.
Banitsa with Cheese
2 packs of puff pastry
1 tbsp of melted butter
200 g feta cheese (or salted cottage cheese)
1 tbsp flour
Crumble the cheese with a fork and mix with the eggs (leave as much as you need to brush the dough) then add the flour and mix again. Grease the dough with melted butter, cut 15 small squares out of it, fill with the cheese mixture, roll and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Brush the rolls with a whisked egg and bake in an oven preheated to 180°C until gold-brown. Served with yoghurt.
If you prefer it sweet, you can either sweeten the yoghurt with honey or spread the honey on the rolls.
More Bulgarian recipes, as well as information about Bulgaria, can be found on our blog in the category: Bulgaria
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