cheese börek

For freezing:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted oil, refrigerate and store
4-5 tablespoons water

For the filling:

2 cups mixed cheese (e.g. grated or crumbled cheddar, mozzarella and feta cheese)
4 large eggs
1 cup hard
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Add: fried onion, fried onion, ham or roast ham

Prepare the crust:

Mix flour and salt: Mix flour and salt in a large bowl.
Cut the butter: Cut the cold butter into the spice mixture or flour mixture with your fingers until it becomes small flakes.
Add ice water: Sprinkle in ice water, a tablespoon at a time, and mix gently with a whisk until dough comes together.
Cooling: Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Roll and Fill: Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch plate.

Prepare the filling:

Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 190°C.
Mixing cheese and eggs: In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add whipped cream, milk, salt and pepper and mix well. Mix the cheese and other ingredients until smooth.
Assemble the cake: Pour filling into prepared pan and spread evenly.
Baking: Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until the filling is golden brown.
Cooling: Allow the cheese to cool slightly before slicing. This makes the filling easier to prepare, cut and serve.

Success tips:

Blind bake: If it is slightly dirty, you can blind bake the crust for 10 minutes before adding the filling. Just line baking paper, fill with pie weights or baked beans, and bake.
Cheese Selection: Be sure to try different types of cheese according to your preferences. Mixing in the cheese adds depth and complexity to the flavor.
Edit: The quality of cheese is versatile. Add cooked vegetables, meats or herbs to complement a variety of flavors.

Cheesecake serves as a comforting meal or a filling and delicious meal. Its simplicity allows for endless variations, making it a great dish to try and create your own. Whether served hot or cold, as a main course or side dish, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone who appreciates hot, melty cheese wrapped in a buttery, crispy crust.

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