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Four Cheese Bourekas

Tasty puff pastry snacks filled with four kinds of cheese.
Course Snack
Cuisine Jewish
Keyword cheese, puff pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 278kcal
Author Emma Spitzer


  • 320 g ready-rolled puff pastry 1 sheet
  • 1 tbsp plain flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten (to glaze
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon nigella seeds

For the filling

  • 175 g ricotta cheese
  • 85 g Parmesan cheese grated
  • 85 g feta cheese crumbled
  • 85 g mature Cheddar grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of ground white pepper

Optional Extras

  • 1/2 red onion very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Za'atar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas Mark 6 and line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling together in a bowl.
  • Unroll the sheet of pastry on a lightly floured work surface and roll out by another 2.5 cm all round.
  • Using a 9 cm square pastry cutter, cut out squares from the pastry, you should get around 12 from the sheet. Wrap the pastry trimmings in clingfilm and place in the fridge for re-rolling to make more squares later.
  • Place a heaped tablespoonful of the filling in the centre of each square then brush beaten egg around the border with a pastry brush and fold over to make a triangle.
  • Seal the triangles by pressing down on the edges with the tines of a fork and at teh same time making a nice pattern.
  • Place on the lined trays.
  • Re-roll and repeat with the chilled pastry trimmings.
  • Brush each of the triangles liberally with beaten egg (this alsohelps to prevent the filling from leaking out while baking and sprinkle over the sesame and nigella seeds.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed up and golden. Enjoy hot or cold.


I didn't have a square cutter, so used a round one. I also didn't have any nigella seeds so used more sesame seeds.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 2.8mg