Feta & spinach börek (easy cheat version)

After 10 years of making this börek I’ve come up with all different versions. Traditionally in Turkey they would use filo pastry but honestly back In the village they chuck it together which ever which way they want and they use all different types of pastries and bread.

I love the full versions but I find it can be rather greasy and heavy. it’s time consuming too, this is my easy go to recipe with a cheap of using ready made and rolled puff pastry.


  • 1 block of Feta cheese
  • 1 pkt of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1tsp of garlic salt
  • 3 large hand fulls of washed fresh spinach
  • 1 egg


Pre heat oven to 200/gm6 or bake slowly on gm4.

In a bowl, crumble up the full block of feta cheese, add the 3 hand fulls of spinach cutting it up up to small shreds as you drop each hand full in, now crack in an egg and sprinkle of a tsp of garlic salt. Mix it well until it’s a fine consistency and not too lumpy.

Lay your pastry out flat pasty and and spread the mixture out in the middle (see picture)

Now fold over the top two corners to meet the bottom two corners and press down with your fingers all around the edges to ensure a tight close, I even fold it over to give an extra tight close (see pic)

Put down baking paper on a baking tray and place it anyway it will fit 😊

Pop in the oven for 15-20 mins until cooked through and pastry is holder and puffy.

Make yourself a cuppa or a traditional turkish çay or even Ayran (yogurt drink) and enjoy!!

Afiyet olsun

Published by Wife of a Turkish Life

Just a normal lass living in a beautiful city in the uk and soon to move over to Turkey. I have 3 beautiful children and a lovely Kurdish hubby from turkey. We currently live apart from our Turkish family in turkey and live in the Uk and soon to move back over to turkey for good. I love everything about my life! I absolutely adore cooking and baking, I cook a beautiful meal and dessert every night and light lunch during the day if we are hungry. I bake a lot too hence why I’m growing to the size of an elephant and find it hard to shed the lbs (ooops) I also love, shopping, socialising, date night together with the hubby when he’s home, I love make up and being and hairdresser and beautiful among others things I love everything about self presentation. At the moment I am a fully mummy to two little beauties and I love it. Please feel free to follow my blog and have a little onsite into our life. I’m just starting out so there’s much more to be added each day. Please be kind and if You don’t like my life then don’t feel the need to stick around and tell me in a nasty comment 😝.

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