Taste the World - Armenia - SouBerag

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*Official name: Republic of Armenia *Motto: 'One nation, one culture' *Capital: Yerevan *Official Languages: Armenian *Religion: Armenian Apostolic Church *Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic  *Area: 11,484 sq mi  *Population: (2011 census) 3,018,854 *Currency: Dram (AMD) *Time Zone: UTC +4 *Drives on the: right *International code: AM (data from Wikipedia).

For Armenia, I made Souberag, which is basically what you would get if lasagna and baklava had a delicious cheesy baby. You could substitute different cheeses and layering techniques with this recipe, but this one is pretty simple and very tasty.  

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Sou­Berag

INGREDIENTS:

  • 15 sheets fillo dough

  •  1/4 pound, or more, butter melted 

  • 3/4 pound Ricotta cheese

  • 3/4 pound Feta Cheese

  • 1/2 cup chopped Armenian or Italian parsley, Flat leafed

  • 2 eggs, beaten well

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

METHOD:

1.Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Mix together the ricotta, feta, parsley, eggs, salt and white pepper

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2. Butter your cake pan well and lay in 2 sheets of fillo, and butter the top. Add a layer of filling. Add another 3 sheets fillo and butter the top and add more filling. Do this until all but 3 sheets of fillo are used and your filling is used up. Finish by adding the last three sheets of fillo and buttering on top. 

3. Bake 20 minutes. Lower the heat to 300 degrees F and bake another 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Take out the sou­berag and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut in diagonals or squares and serve warm.

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