Insanely delicious pastry from the Balkans region

Traditional Bulgarian Banitza Recipe

Insanely delicious pastry from the Balkans region
Insanely delicious pastry from the Balkans region

Ingredients

  1. Banitza (filo) Pastry
  2. 350g white “Feta” cheese
  3. ½ cup butter – melted – not burned
  4. 3 eggs – lightly beaten
  5. 1 teaspoon of baking soda in ¾ cup warm water

How To

  1. Pre-heat over to 160C
  2. Grease a 12”x10” or so baking dish with butter
  3. Crumble the cheese into a bowl
  4. Place 2 sheets of pastry and sprinkle 1/3 of cheese (sprinkle some oregano (fresh is better) over the cheese liberally)
  5. Place 2 sheets of pastry and sprinkle 1/3 of cheese
  6. Place 2 sheets of pastry and sprinkle 1/3 of cheese
  7. Place two sheets of pastry on top
  8. With a sharp knife – cut the pastry into 6 pieces – cut through to the pan
  9. Pour the butter and the beaten eggs over and spread
  10. Pour the water over the pastry
  11. Place in the over for ~25 minutes or until brown and crispy

Serve hot, with full cream yoghurt. Fantastic on a cold winter day. Enjoy!

One thought on “Traditional Bulgarian Banitza Recipe”

  1. The banitza looks crispy and amazing. Thanks for the post, my dear friend. Haven’t heard from you in quite a long time, I must say. Our “Club 11” dinners keep on going on a monthly basis in Belgrade, in case you want to rejoin our gentlemen’s club again. Hope you’re doing well. Happy 2020, Alvaro

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