How to make it

  • Mix softened cream cheese with the farmers cheese, cottage cheese, feta, sour cream, oil, egg yolks and spinach until very well blended
  • Beat egg whites and fold into mixture.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grease either a pan ( ? 9 x 13 ) or a large round pot
  • Line the bottom of the pan or pot with 2 pastry leaves sheets
  • Reserve two sheets for the top
  • Dip the remaining leaves, one by one into cheese mixture until the sheet is completely soaked
  • Withdraw the sheet and while doing so, take some of the filling and place it in the pan or pot spreading over the phyllo sheet.
  • Repeat procedure with the rest of the sheets, one by one staking them until all sheets are used.
  • If there is any filling leftover, pour in the pan and smooth it over the top.
  • Cover with the last two reserved sheets.
  • Butter the top sheets
  • Bake at 350F 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean or well heated, golden ; cover with foil if browning too fast
  • Cool slightly, cut into sqaures to serve

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  • lynn_p 8 years ago
    My (Serbian) husband's aunt taught me how to make one of his favorite foods and the recipe is very similar but no way is the Feta cheese optional. It is a primary ingredient, as much as a pound, replacing the cream cheese and farmer's cheese. No spinach, and she often used flour tortillas (American adaptation; at the time easier to find) instead of the phyllo dough - it is a different texture but still very good. Also butter instead of oil but they grew up on a farm with cows so that is what they were more likely to have. Definitely a recipe with as many variations as there are cooks and they all look wonderful. Burek is similar but often contains meat.
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    There is no more Yugoslavia unfortunately - So just to let everyone else know that this is a now recipe eaten mostly in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia. Great recipe and reminds me of my heritage thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    m11andrade ate it and said...
    This is really a beautiful recipe. I am itching to make it!
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    " It was excellent "
    chichimonkeyface ate it and said...
    this looks so wonderful. i love the cheeses in this!
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