Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quasi-Homemade Mushroom Bourekas

This is a very easy recipe.  All you need are four and a half 4 1/2 ingredients.  Yes, that's right:
  • 2 large onions
  • at least 3 cups mushrooms (or any other vegetable, or combination)
  • oil for sauteing
  • ready-made frozen puff pastry dough (in Hebrew בצק עלים batzek allim) 1 kilo (2 lbs) pkg
  • optional raw egg to "paint" them before baking
I'm not going to claim that this is a very healthy food, because it isn't.  The dough is heavy, oily and delicious.

  1. thaw the dough
  2. cut up the onions and and mushrooms
  3. saute in vegetable oil
  4. cut off pieces about 3" or 7cm from the roll of dough, and stretch it out, either with a rolling pin or your hands
  5. place some of the vegetables on one side
  6. fold over, pinch seal the edges and place on lined baking pan
  7. paint with raw egg for that shiny professional look
  8. bake in medium-plus oven, a bit hotter than for a cake.  (sorry, I don't have numbers on my oven, but I know where the dial should be pointing)
Sorry that I never shot a picture of the finished product.  I was so busy that I forgot. 
I got great reviews from the family.  The only complaint was that I should have made at least double the amount.


Devorah said...

I make them to but sometimes I add ground beef. They come out amazing. I also for fancy sprinkle sesame on top.

Batya said...

Yes, you can stuff them with anything, even left-overs, but don't tell anyone, ok?
I didn't have sesame seeds in the house.