-3 cups all purpose flour
-1 cup water
-1 tbsp salt
-1 tbsp sugar
-1 tbsp yeast
***1 cup butter
***1 egg yolk
For the filling:
-1/2 lb lean ground beef
-1 big onion, chopped finely/grated
-1 tbsp salt or to taste
-1 tsp black pepper
-1 tbsp tomato paste
-Fresh Paersley ,chopped(optional)
Place the water, sugar and the yeast into a bowl. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and the yeast.Then, add salt and flour, knead for 8-10 minutes,untill dough becomes elastic and non- sticky.
Cook the chopped onion and ground beef in a pot for 10 min.Add tomato paste,salt ,black pepper and paersley.
Then sprinkle some flour on the counter and cut the dough – into 6-7 pieces. Then with a rolling pin, flatten every piece to about 7-8 inches in diameter.Melt the butter and brush it on each piece before rolling it up.Repeat with remaining pieces.
Take the first roll of dough and cut in pieces 3-4 inches long.Take one piece and twist it from the middle and flatten from top and bottom. Place 1 Tbsp meat mixture in the middle and close it up,sealing the edges. Grease a baking dish and place the BOREKS in it.Leave it for 30 min. to rise.
Preheat the oven to 400F.Mix the beaten egg yolk and water in a small bowl, then brush it on the tops of the BOREKS. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until they become golden brown.