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Baked Cheese Pastry Recipe


Veg CD CBF Bulgarian 65mins plus cooling


Bulgarian Name: Banitza


Makes 12   Cold  Vegetarian  Snack  Pastries  Baked Fayre   Bulgaria  Europe


This dish is often eaten for breakfast and can have added ingredients layered with the cheese such as spinach.



12 sheets of Phyllo Pastry

450g/1lb Bulgarian White Cheese or Feta

Plenty of Melted Butter

4 Eggs

240ml/8fl.oz. Soda Water




1.  Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly butter a wide deep ovenproof dish. The dish should preferably be the same length and width as a sheets of phyllo.
2. Place a sheet of phyllo pastry in the bottom of the prepared dish, bush with melted butter then sprinkle with some of the crumbled white cheese. Continue the layers in the same way, ending with a layer of buttered pastry.
3. Place the eggs, salt, and soda water in a mixing bowl and beat well then slowly pour the mixture over the layered cheese/pastry.
4. Set aside for 10 minutes then bake for about 40 minutes until slightly risen and browned.
5. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for about 30 minutes before serving.

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Main equipment required to make this recipe



Ovenproof dish

Mixing Bowl

Pastry Brush

Fork or hand whisk


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