The Perfect Bourekas + Cookbook Giveaway (3 Winners)

Perfect Bourekas

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners: Lori A., Teri G., and Betty P.

I love dairy. And  I love carbs.

And oh my goodness, I love dairy and carbs together.

Which is why when I lived in Israel, my absolute favorite indulgence was a cheese bourekas from Angel Bakery.

It’s been five years since I lived in Israel – and I have yet to experience that same deliciousness. But this recipe, from the new cookbook, Jewish Traditional Cooking by Ruth Joseph, looks like it might just do the trick.

And wouldn’t it be perfect for Shavuot?!

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If you’d like to see more recipes like these, you’re in luck! I am giving away three copies of Jewish Traditional Cooking: Over 150 Nostalgic & Contemporary Recipes (retail value: $29.95).

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

Required Entry: Leave a comment on this post with the dish you most like to cook for Shavuot (For eg., I like to make eggplant parmesan — and bourekas!) This is a required entry form, so make sure you do this first.

Optional Entry: Pin or repin this recipe on Pinterest — then let me know you have done so by leaving a separate comment.

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, May 1st at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winners must be at least 18 years of age and live in the United States (sorry, folks!). They will be selected randomly and notified by email immediately. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the Jewish Traditional Cooking cookbook. The publisher will provide each of the three winners with their copy as well. I was not compensated in any other way to host this giveaway.

Photo Courtesy of the Jewish Traditional Cooking


  1. Stuart Stein says


  2. Cheesecake, of course. Last year, I made homemade blintzes, which were delicious. One of my favorite Shavuot meals is brunch… bagels, lox, etc. Easy and yummy!

  3. blintze souffle and cheescake

  4. Cheesecake and stuffed crust pizza!

  5. Cheese cake icecream.

  6. Manicotti

  7. Lasagna – just cheese or with veggies!!

  8. I like soup, these bourekas look delicious though. I don’t think I have ever had them. I wonder if they are similar to the French perogies?

  9. Suri Fineberg says

    Penne a la vodka!

  10. rochel friedman says

    Really just anything dairy! All I know is mac and cheese!

  11. rochel friedman says

    Pinned! Woot woot!

  12. Enchiladas

  13. Cindy feigenblum says

    I love making twice baked potatoes

  14. I’m going to try to make a cheddar cheese soup with corn and potatoes.

  15. We are all about the old school- blintzes it is 🙂

  16. I usually make roasted salmon, a creamy pasta dish, a dairy soup such as french onion or mushroom veloute, roasted veggies, a few salads, homemade challah of course and yummy NY style creamy cheesecake – full fat, full cream – none of that low calorie, low fat, low sugar stuff!

  17. Cheesecake!

  18. I love blintz casserole!

  19. cheesecake!

  20. Cheese babka and Quiches !!

  21. mini brownie cheesecakes

  22. repinned – username irbranda.

  23. Strawberry and cheese blintz soufflé- yum!

  24. cheesecake

  25. Quesadillas!

  26. Tziporah M says

    Veggie Lasagne

  27. dairy desserts!

  28. We eat only fleishigs for the meals, but I like making cheesecake for kiddush.

  29. Chocolate pudding pie!

  30. A big Greek salad and a pan of nachos.

  31. Jacqueline says

    Well, it isn’t actually Shavout without cheesecake, but of the meal itself I like a blintz souflae.

  32. Cheesecake!

  33. I love to make cheesecake and mushroom bourekas!

  34. our favorites are 1- baked ziti – put parmesian cheese in with the ricotta and mozzerella mixture and 2 – salmon.

  35. It wouldn’t be Shavuos without cheesecake. I hope to make a cheese babka as well

  36. Traditional New York style cheescake with graham cracker crust and sour cream topping

  37. Sharon Richman says


  38. A large frittata and scalloped potatoes with lots of cheese.

  39. Love to make all kinds of cheesecake

  40. Cheesecake and blintzes

  41. I love making baked ziti and different types of fish. The boureka recipe looks really great and I look forward to trying it this Shavuos!!

  42. I love to make fresh salads with yummy cheeses – fried goat cheese, feta… anything!

  43. Mexican Pizza! Yummyy 🙂

  44. I like to make fish.

  45. Blintz souffle

  46. Margo Strahlberg says

    Definitely the cheesecake!

  47. My mom’s cheesecake!! She makes THE BEST!!

  48. Pinned!

  49. Cheese and onion tart. And ice cream 🙂

  50. Cheesecake!