Sunday 10 January 2010

Briouats filled with Goat's Cheese

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I went through my photo archive today and came across pictures I had taken of Briouats filled with Goat's Cheese that I made some time last year and for some reason forgot to blog about. Briouats are fried Moroccan pastries and can be either savoury or sweet. They are good, both hot or cold and you could serve them on a bed of mixed salad as a starter or as part of a finger food buffet. So, with a little bit of a delay, here's the photo and the recipe:

Briouats filed with Goat's Cheese (makes about 40)

400g goat's cheese
2tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
1tsp parika
a pinch of cayenne pepper
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
400g filo pastry sheets
75g melted butter
2 egg yolks, beaten
vegetable oil for frying

In a large bowl mash the goat's cheese with a fork and add the parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste.

Keep the pile of filo pastry sheets covered with a damp tea towel and work with one at a time, making sure the rest stay covered with the towel.

Place one sheet in front of you and cut into 4x10 inch strips.

Brush them with the melted butter using a pastry brush.

Place 1tsp of the goat's cheese mix at one end of each strip, about 2inches in.

Fold over the shorter end of the pastry strip to cover the filling.

Turn in 1/2inch of both long edges and then continue to fold over the short edge until you are left with a square.

Seal the edges with the egg yolk.

Fry in hot oil until golden. Alternatively, do as I did and bake them in the oven at 180C for about 30-40 minutes.


Gloria Baker said...

Sylvie, I love pasta Pillo and I love your recipe. I hope make soon! Look delicious! Gloria

KennyT said...

Wow, they look so pretty, I want some!

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Mini Baker said...

I just found your blog and I love it! You have some really delicious looking recipes... can't wait to browse around :)
-Mini Baker

Jules said...

I love the sound of these, They sound delicious.

Kerri said...

I have a packet of filo pastry in the freezer that's been there far too long, this looks like a great way to use it up.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Mmmmmm, those look very, very tasty! Thanks for the recipe Sylvie :)

Suzana Parreira said...

Sylvie, these look perfect to me! I heart goat cheese, and phillo pastry is an old favourite too. I'll be sure to try your recipe.

Hope you have an excellent 2010! :)

Chelsea said...

Oooh - what a nice constrast of textures; these sound amazing...

Nic said...

Those look great Sylvie, I'm glad you got around to posting them!
Happy New Year!

Marie Rayner said...

Those look fabulous Sylvie! I love anything in phylo pastry. I bet the goat's cheese tasted delicious in them! xxoo

Susan@Holly Grove said...

The pastries look delicious but I'm not a fan of goats' cheese. I'll try these with ricotta cheese and some basil instead - what do you think?

Karine said...

That is the first time I hear about Briouats and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Deborah said...

I've never heard of these, but they do sound delicious!

baby crib said...

I never had goat's cheese in my entire life! I wonder what it tastes like.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Just my kind of thing - I've had very similar versions in Greece and Turkey. I really must get around to making them myself, so thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jan said...

Sylvie they look delicious!! I love goats cheese.

Lylou said...

C'est une bonne idée de recette facile à faire.Je la ferai.

A good idea easy to make. I will make it.


Annie said...

I will be trying that!