Kol Burek me Presh- Swirled Burek with Leek

Kol Burek me Presh or Swirled Burek with Leek is one of my favourite bureks! Well, I actually grew up with it as Lakror which is a traditional Albanian type pizza, I actually wrote a post on it when I first started my blog, I have to update it…which I will do soon, as I have plenty of leeks in the garden! Using filo dough just makes it easier and lighter. 

My grandfather loved lakror with leeks, he never got a chance to try mine…every time I make lakror or burek with leek I think of him.<3

Leek Burek

What you will need:

  • 1 pkg thawed out filo dough
  • 1 container of cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-3 springs of leek
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Prepare baking sheet, grease pan and place a piece of parchment, it helps remove the burek without sticking to the pan.

Chop leeks and rinse dirt off. Saute leeks in a pan with a little butter and oil, cook till soft. In a mixing bowl combine the cheeses, leek and 1 egg, season with a little salt. In another mixing bowl, combine 2 eggs, milk, and olive oil, season with a little salt. Open package of filo and for every roll you will make, you will need 2 sheets of filo. With a pasty brush, brush the egg/milk wash lightly over the sheet of filo, with a tablespoon spread filling straight across the filo near the edge of the sheet. Roll tightly up and make into a tight swirl. Continue brushing, filling and rolling, place all the rolls as you make them to continue a round swirl in the pan. Pour the remaining milk/egg mixture over the burek. Bake at 375 till golden, takes about half an hour up to 40 minutes depending on your oven.

Kol Burek me Presh

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  1. I JUST got back from Istanbul!! I only had cheese borek though and am still dreaming about it!!
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  2. Donika, what type of phillo do you use? A turkish friend of mine buys a different type of fillo at the Arabic store that is for pies and not like the one used for baklava. Just curious.

    I love using phillo too, I love making triangles the best. They are easy and a lot less mess.

    Besa Kosova

  3. Looks so yummy & I’m drooling right now.

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