Everything Bagel Bourekas
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For Spinach and Feta Filling
For the Everything Bagel Spice Mix
For Assembly
  • 1large eggwhisked for egg wash
  • 36 puff pastry squaresdefrosted (can also use 2 packages of puff pastry sheets cut into squares)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a frying pan over medium heat, wilt the spinach. Remove the spinach from frying pan, let cool down, wring out any liquid and finely chop.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine feta, cream cheese, cottage cheese, egg, chopped wilted spinach, a pinch of salt and a good shake of black pepper.
  3. Use a fork to mix ingredients together until well blended. Reserve mixture.
  4. Make the everything bagel spice mix by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Reserve until needed.
  5. Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place 9 puff pastry squares on each sheet, evenly spaced, giving them some room to expand during baking.
  6. Place 1 scant tablespoon of the cheese filling in the center of each dough square.
  7. Fold the dough squares by grasping one corner and folding it over to the opposite corner to make triangles. Pinch firmly along the outer open edge of the triangles to seal. If you’re having trouble sealing the dough and getting it to stick together, wet your finger with a bit of water and run it around the edge of the square before folding — this will help it stick together.
  8. Brush the triangles with the beaten egg and the everything bagel spice mix on top.
  9. Bake the bourekas for 30-35 minutes, switching the baking sheets between the upper and lower racks halfway through cooking. Bake until golden brown, puffed up and cooked through.
Recipe Notes
These bourekas freeze beautifully unbaked. Simply freeze them filled and shaped, but without the egg wash and bagel spice topping, and apply the egg wash and spice when you’re ready to bake them, adding 5-10 minutes to the baking time.

(Chaya Rappoport is the blogger, baker and picture taker behind retrolillies.wordpress.com. Currently a pastry sous chef at a Brooklyn bakery, she’s been blogging since 2012 and her work has been featured on The Feed Feed, Delish.com, Food and Wine, and Conde Nast Traveler.)

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