Black Sea Tatli Burek is one of the most famous desserts of Black Sea Cuisine and it can be described as a Sweet Burek which means baked in the oven puff pastry filled with custard and soaked in syrup. This dessert is served at the end of lunch or dinner or at breakfast.

Black Sea Tatli Burek main ingredients are: filo or phyllo dough (also called at South-West and South Coasts – Yufka), clarified butter, sugar, fresh lemon juice, cow milk, wheat or rice flour.

The original recipe of Black Sea Tatli Burek comes from the South Coast of Our Lovely Sea. It is quite similar to the Black Sea Baklava but filled with custard instead of nuts.

In Black Sea Tatli Burek sugar is used as a sweetener for syrup and lemon juice for syrup flavouring without any additional spices or other flavours.

Preparation stage of Black Sea Tatli Burek is simple if instead of homemade filo dough use commercial frozen filo dough in a roll or box. It requires slow thawing in the refrigerator overnight and then kept covered by damp cloth to avoid drying out.

Hand made filo dough brings the best taste for Black Sea Tatli Burek and can be homemade or ordered from a nearby bakery if they have filo makers with needed skills.

Cooking stage of this dessert is also quite simple. In a few words it includes making syrup, making custard, baking of filo dough filled with custard, pouring syrup on baked filo and the final long rest of the dish before serving.

Black Sea Tatli Burek is always cooked in advance. Traditionally it is served at ambient temperature with a glass of sweet wine or  lemonade orBlack Sea Tea. Often this dish can be purchased in boxes or tins at retail stores.

You can enjoy Black Sea Tatli Burek with friends and family in #BlackSeaCuisine restaurants or at home as it is easy to buy in retail stores or not very difficult to prepare yourself.

Black Sea Cuisine is simple, tasty and inexpensive.