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Bulgarian Banitsa

My favourite recipe and way of preparation for Bulgarian Banitsa
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Bulgarian
Keyword banitsa, bulgarian banitsa, phyllo dough
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Cost £4


  • Tray ( Approx. 30 X 20 cm)
  • Bowl
  • Oven


  • 200 gr Fresh nettle, spinach, dock leaves Optional. If you would like a different taste.
  • 200 gr Bulgarian or Greek-style white cheese
  • 100 gr Grated cheese. Optional
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Bulgarian or Greek-style yogurt
  • 300 ml Sparkling water
  • 250 gr of fine phyllo dough Depends on your tray
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Olive oil (spray). I prefer to use spray. It's easier.


  • Wash, blanch, drain and cut the nettle, spinach, dock leaves. (Optional)
  • Crush the white cheese.
  • Spread the phyllo dough on the desktop.
  • Spray the oil on the top sheet, Sprinkle with crushed white cheese and veggies (optional).
  • Spray oil into the baking tray and spread.
  • Cover foil plate with two leaves of phyllo dough.
  • Grab 2 leaves of phyllo dough, like a harmonica, and put in the tray. (Look at the video below).
  • Repeat the steps.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese on the top (Optional)
  • Mix the yogurt, eggs, and oil in a bowl and add sparkling water.
  • Spread well on the top of the banitsa. Make some holes with a fork.
  • Bake for 40-45 mins. in preheated to 180 C oven.


Serve hot.