Burika (Tunisian Stuffed Filo Pastry)
I couldn't be more excited to share this recipe with you! This is one of the most exciting pastries I've ever made, and I couldn't be more excited. Wahoo! For those of you who are not familiar with Burika, I'm so happy that you now have an opportunity to see how you too can make this from scratch and for your lovers. And yes, we are going to make the filo sheets as well. Burika or Brik is a Tunisian take on Börek, a stuffed filo pastry, usually deep-fried. It can be filled with various things but the most common version uses canned tuna, harissa, egg, and cilantro. Because it is deep-fried for just 2 min, you will enjoy the satisfaction of cracking your burika (runny egg yolk and all) over your fresh and zesty salad. It's super-duper easy to make and takes about 40 min from flour to burika! Now that I have finally challenged myself to make my own filo sheets from scratch, expect an array of really cool filo-based pastries very soon.