Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple

Recently we had one of our favourite plant-based chefs Phitzee (Philip Zee) in the studio to cook a dish he loved growing up. Burekas are a clever vegan twist on the Turkish pastry staple, Burek. These bad boys are a popular pastry in southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East - and are absolutely delicious. Burekas come in a wide variety of shapes and with all sorts of fillings - but Phitzee's are packed full of spinach, tofu and vegan mozzarella for that perfect cheesy consistency. Yum.

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For the Burekas

<item-todo-done>2 bags of fresh spinach leaves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ block of tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 white onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 spring onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> plant-based mozzarella<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> ready-made puff pastry<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> black pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> melted plant-based butter<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Baking tray

Prepare your filling

  • Dice your white onion, chop your spring onions and crumble your tofu.
  • Cook your onions for about 3 minutes until they are translucent and soft.
  • Then add the spinach into the pan until cook for 1-2 minutes until it has wilted.
  • Let your mixture cool, then transfer to a bowl and mix with crumbled tofu, chopped spring onions, plus salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare your pastry

  • Roll out your puff pastry sheet, and slice into six even rectangles.
  • Fill each rectangle with some of the mixture, top with some grated plant-based mozzarella and then fold over into triangles.
  • Crimp the edges of your Burekas to stop any of the filling leaking out.

Cook your Burekas

  • Brush your Burekas with melted plant-based butter.
  • Cook in the oven at 190 degrees for 30-40 minutes until they are golden brown and crispy.
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