Savory Borekitas

*This recipe makes 16 individual borekitas

Required Kitchen Tools

  • Baking paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small brush
  • Espresso cup (or similar small-sized cup)
  • Toothpicks

Ingredients for The Dough

½ cup oil

¼ cup water

½ tbsp apple cider vinegar

1½ tbsp sugar 

Half pinch salt

1+ ¾ cup of white all-purpose flour

1 egg to brush

Optional for sprinkling on top: Pinch of demerara sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds

Vegan alternative to egg: apple sauce, tahini, soy milk

Ingredients for The Potato and Cheese filling

2 baked potatoes

  *** This should be done prior to the class – Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place thick 

sea salt in a pan. Put the potatoes over the salt, making sure they’re not touching each other and bake for an hour.

3.5 oz of feta cheese (¼ cup)

3.5 oz of parmesan cheese (¼ cup)

1 egg

Step 1: *Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes

Step 2: The Dough

  • Mix the liquids and the sugar and add ½ cup of flour until the mixture is mud-like.
  • Gradually add the rest of the flour slowly by kneading the dough.The texture should become elastic and silky.
  • Place the dough in the refrigerator to rest.

Step 3: Shaping the Dough

  • Stretch the dough onto the table with the help of the rolling pin.
  • Use an espresso cup to cut into small round shapes.
  • Fill the dough rounds with the potato/cheese mixture, and close it. 
  • Use a toothpick to make a roll under the pastry.

Step 4: The Finishing Touches

  • Brush the eggs or the vegan alternative on the top of the dough and sprinkle sesame seeds (or other options).
  • Bake the pastries in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until it is golden on top and light brown on the bottom.
  • If needed, continue to bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Once you have removed the borekitas from the oven, brush the egg wash over the borekitas while they are still hot and sprinkle with your choice of topping.