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. spanikopita

  2. Last year I made cauliflower au gratin instead of my usual mac and cheese and it was amazing! I also make baked rainbow trout with roasted vegetables. My mom used to make it for break fast after Yom Kippur and now I make it for Shavuos. Yummy!

  3. Technically speaking, I don’t actually ever make anything for Shavous myself…or at all. I am not a cooking/baking type of person. My sister however is an amazing cook and collects cookbooks. She makes a delicious blintze souffle! But after reading everyone else’s posts I may have a few other requests for her this year…

  4. ziti and tofu cheesecake. 🙂

  5. Jane Brophy says

    Cheesecake!!!! And spinach enchiladas.

  6. Cheesecake with mascarpone cheese!

  7. Pizza and ice cream!

  8. it has to be cheesecake!!! made an amazing one last year going to try the recipe again and hopefully it wasn’t a fluke

  9. Pinned it on Pinterest!

  10. Chana Eliana says

    Eggplant Parm bourekas?!? Let me at ’em!

  11. Veggie Chicken Parmesan

  12. Ordinary fish dinner, with homemade CHEESECAKE (!) for dessert!

  13. Sour cream crumb cake. Delicious!

  14. These bourekas look amazing! My shavuos favorites include cheese delkalach, choc cheese babka, cream cheese rugelach, french onion soup, greek salad, ceasar salad, butter lemon sole, blueberry cheese butter cookies, blintz custard souffle butter pound cake and ofcourse cheescake… as you can tell we love shavuos!!;)

  15. “Easy Fish Stew With Mediterranean Flavors” — to allow for dairy foods elsewhere in the meal, although since I’m lactose-intolerant, even my dairy recipes are mostly non-dairy. The fish recipe was in the New York Times in 2009.

  16. I like to my potato blintzes!

  17. Our go to meal is baked macaroni and cheese and onion soup. Heaven!

  18. Cheesecake, of course!

  19. Definitely cheesecake and blintzes!

  20. Stuffed shells

  21. Michelle Persons says

    Blintz Souffle.

  22. Repinned the recipe.

  23. cheesecake, of course!

  24. I love to make greek salad.

  25. I usually make quiche.

  26. Mushroom Quiche

  27. cheesecake!

  28. I love to make blintzes!

  29. Cheesecake!!

  30. Cheesecake!!!

  31. My grandmother’s sour cream cheesecake recipe!

  32. cheescake and lasagne

  33. Leah Rosenbaum says


  34. charlotte says

    My oreo cheesecake!!

  35. would love to have this cookbook and i can’t wait to make the bourekas!

  36. Sara Hanai says

    Blintz casserole and ice cream cake

  37. carrie rosenbush says

    I love to make freshly grilled salmon

  38. Lisa Goldscheider says

    Chocolate Cheese cake. I am going to try this Boreka recipie for my husband. They sounf yummy. 🙂

  39. Elizabeth says

    Avocado soup!

  40. I love making baked ziti and fried fish!

  41. Cheese blintzes with berries sauce: Delicious!

  42. My husband and our 11 month old love my eggplant parm, but my new favorite is spinach and cheese swirls (rolled puff pastry).

  43. Bashie K. says


  44. I am a cook book addict and would love to add to my collection! scalloped potatoes=yum!

  45. repinned!

  46. Chani Herman says

    cheese danishes

  47. Bashie K. says


  48. Lisa Goldscheider says

    Pinned it

  49. Chaya lubin says

    I repinned this recipe. I like making cheesecake,baked ziti and lasagna.