Yifat Castle from Mooka Gelato offers Noni Needs a heavenly smelling, simple and quick and easy recipe from her childhood.
It is called Boeekos pronounced (bo ee kos).
They are a sort of a cheese bun/scone and originate in the Balkan (the recipe is from Yifat’s neighbour who was from Bulgaria).
You will need :
350g self raising flour
1 Large egg
200g melted butter
250g cottage cheese
100g of grated Cheddar cheese
100g Parmesan or pecorino
100g Feta cheese
An egg or a bit of milk for brushing
Bowl and a large spoon
Lightly greased Muffin tray for 12 muffins
Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. You can do this by hand or using a free standing mixer. There might still be few cheesy lumps but as long it’s all incorporated you are good to go!
Divide the mix evenly into the 12 spaces In your muffin tray. It looks like a horrible sticky mess but fear not ! The result is impressive and addictive too.
Brush with milk or egg and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake in an oven at 200c for about 20 minutes. You will know the buns are ready because your kitchen would smell heavenly and the buns would be lightly browned . Cool down and enjoy as a light lunch with a little salad or just as a snack.
* if you don’t have a muffin tray you can roll out the mix/ dough by hand and put on a baking tray covered in baking parchment. They might look a bit wonky but that’s ok; I look a bit wonky too but still gorgeous.
If you want to get Mooka by the scoop visit Fitzcane’s in Chichester or Shakeadelic in Chichester. You can also buy it by the tub from Madelein’s kitchen in Lavant street.