This tart is based on the recipe for Borek. Borek is a flaked pastry tart filled with cheese and herbs and sometimes sprinkled with sesame or black onion seeds. Its origin is probably based in Turkey. There are a number of different variations to Borek, including the use of different cheeses, potatoes, and herbs. There are also meat versions that include beef or sausage meat and tomato sauces. There are also a selection of borek recipes that are vegetarian based and use spinach, leeks, courgettes and even nettles. Borek can also be sweet and in this case is filled with custard.
Our Borek is a recipe created by Greg & Lucy Malouf the tart is filled with a mixture of three cheese, halloumi, feta and mozzarella, the herbs added are parley, mint and coriander. Pine nuts, breadcrumbs and figs are also added. The tart is further flavoured using garlic and lemon.