Borekas are a very popular piece of Israeli cuisine. The boreka pastry came to Israel from the Mizrachi and Sephardic Jewish communities and is commonly known as one of the staples of Sephardic Jewish cuisine. Borekas are usually filled with cheese, potatoes, or spinach, but the flaky pastry can be filled with virtually any deliciously savory food. For other ideas of Israeli Kosher food, visit our gallery here

Ingredients: 

· 2 eggs (large), lightly beaten 
· 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 
· 1 teaspoon dried parsley 
· 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 
· 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
· 1 17.5 ounce package frozen puff pastry 
· sesame seeds 

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix one egg, the cheese and the spices. Cut puff pastry into 5 inch squares. Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling in each square. Fold the squares in half diagonally to form triangular pastries. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling inside. Brush tops of borekas with one beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

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