This is a specific recipe for the Balkan Peninsula region. It is prepared from filo pastry. That name comes from the Greek word for “leaf”. In my country – Bulgaria we call this meal “banitsa”.
The Turkish dessert “baklava” and the Greek tiropita are prepared from the same layered pastry.
If you don`t make by yourself the filo leaves and just buy them from the supermarket, this recipe is so easy to prepare. It is also very delicious and effective.
I will share the secrets of preparing filo pastry at home in one of the next articles. Now check out what you need for the banitsa:
1 pack of filo pastry – 400 gr.
350-400 gr. (12-14 oz.) of cheese
1 cup of lemonade /ок. 120-130 ml./
about 40 ml. of vegetable oil
Whisk the eggs. Add the crumbled cheese, the oil and the lemonade. Oil the baking dish and put one of the filo pastry leaves at the bottom. Cover it with 3-4 tbsp of the filling. Spread it evenly. Then repeat this until you run out of leaves. It is a good idea to pleat them to fit in your backing dish. Put some butter at the top and spread it. Bake it in preheat oven for about 30-40 minutes. Enjoy!!!