Chef Shiri -Easy Cheesy Bourekas


Chef Shiri

Kids – See if you have what it takes to become a Junior Chef!

Adult Supervision Required

Utensils Needed:

Baking sheet

Medium bowl

Small bowl

Pizza cutter

Pastry brush



Measuring cups and spoons

Oven mitts


2 eggs

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 pinch garlic powder

1 pinch onion powder

1 pinch salt

1 pinch black pepper

17.5- ounce package frozen puff pastry

2 teaspoons water

2 tablespoons sesame seeds


Let’s Get Started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease baking sheet.
  3. Beat one egg in a medium bowl and mix in cheese. Season with parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. On lightly floured surface, cut each sheet of puff pastry into six equal shares for 12 squares in total.
  5. Beat remaining egg with water in a small bowl, brush edges of each square lightly with egg wash.
  6. Place a heaping tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the center of each square.
  7. Fold pastry over the filling and seal edges with a fork.
  8. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, and brush with remaining egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Best when served

Makes 12 Bourekas!

Chef Shiri Says… 

While bourekas are best fresh out of the oven, you can store them in plastic bag or sealed container on the counter for 1-2 days. If you plan to keep them any longer, keep them in the fridge for up to a week.

Prayer Pointers from

Buzz the Brachos Bee 

Beginning from the age of 9 or 10 years of age, a healthy child should wait before eating dairy foods after meat.