Börek filled with cheese and herbs is one of my favourite food experiences from my travels in Turkey. I remember arriving early one morning in the eastern town of Tatvan having caught the overnight ferry across Lake Van with a girlfriend. We were cold, tired and hungry and stumbled into the first çay evi (tea house) we came across, where we were served two large slabs of delicious hot cheese and herb börek. We sat on the step outside and devoured them with the oily juices running down our hands and chins, rarely has anything tasted that good! These sigara borek are my way of recreating that memory at home. Serve these Turkish cheese and herb rolls with a side dish of muhammara (red capsicum and walnut sauce) for an authentic taste of Turkey.
Makes 4 pieces
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