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. Recipe pinned 🙂

  2. Phyliss Miller says

    cheese blintzes

  3. Rebecca says

    I just made my first cheesecake and I’m now I’m disappointed we’re going away for Shavuos because I can’t make it again! Usually we do a pizza party for lunch one day, which is one of my favorite shavuos things 🙂

  4. Rebecca says

    Also pinned!

  5. The Perfect Bourekas!

  6. Cheese danishes or cheese babka

  7. I like cheesecake

  8. fetticinu alfredo

  9. Miriam Szokovski says

    Lasagna and no-bake cheesecake. In fact, i prefer it over the baked kind (strange, I know)!

    Thanks for a great giveaway.

  10. Miriam Szokovski says

    Pinned – thanks.

  11. Quiche – mushroom, onion, tomato – yummy in my tummy!

  12. Lox, eggs & onions!

  13. Sharon Feiler says

    I enjoy making salmon teriyaki for Shavuot. So easy-4 ingredients- and do yummy!

  14. sharon moseson says

    Cheese Blintzes!!

  15. Sharon Rudolph says

    Would love something ‘New’ & different to mke.

  16. French onion soup in sourdough bowls and spinach artichoke dip

  17. I pinned the recipe and can’t wait to try it

  18. MJ Kanner says

    Vegan (tofutti) cheesecake. Lots of salads.

  19. Dairy kugel with sour cream and cottage cheese — and bourekas!

  20. Yulia Feder says

    For dinner, I love to make eggplant roll-ups, stuffed with garlicky cheese, gazpacho, mushroom or broccoli quiche, and Italian (made with ricotta) or Shtetl (made with farmer cheese) cheesecake . For lunch/brunch shtetl salad (chopped radishes, scallions, and dill in a garlicky yogurt dressing) is a must.
    Sorry if this post is too long.

  21. ettie cohen says

    i love to make morrocan tilapia and mejedra

  22. Alice Brown says

    I love Greek salad and French onion soup!

  23. Bubbyfromdalou says

    I like to make brownie cheesecake as a Shavuos treat for my family.

  24. Ilana Schwarcz says


  25. I love to make french onion soup and fettuccine alfredo

  26. broccoli-lasagna roll-ups

  27. there’s a ganache ice cream I’ve been dying to try making…

  28. Individual mini cheesecakes with all different types of toppings.

  29. love to make my mother-in-laws milchig noodle kugle!!!

  30. Just learning the ways of my heritage, I can make chicken soup for sure! would love to learn more.

  31. Michall says

    I am so excited to try and make GLUTEN FREE EGGPLANT PARMESAN!! I also love making cheesecake or just eating it!

  32. I love to make cheesecake

  33. Michall says


  34. I’m planning on making different chocolate balls, and for dinner, maybe a salmon risotto.

  35. I forgot to say that I love to make my famous chocolate chip tiramisu cheesecake for Shavout!!!!

  36. I love making dairy strawberry soup for Shavuot!

  37. There’s a Penne Rose Pasta recipe I found a few years back that is decadent and delicious and gets finished down to the very last drop — I love saving it for a Shavuos meal!!!!

  38. Arielle Sax says

    I love to make chocolate cheesecake!

  39. Cheesecake!

    Mac and cheese

  40. Arielle Sax says


  41. We’re vegetarian so many meals are dairy for us.. Love to do Quiches of varying complex varieties, a curried kale and potato “lasagna,” and a rice and vegetable pilaf that my husband terms “rice with crack.” Oh and since I do cheesecake for Pesach, I do a chocolate peanut butter pudding pie with peanut buttered cool whip for Shavuot dessert. SO amazing and can be done sugar free without compromising taste if needed for a diabetic friend.

    • stefanie says

      YUM!! could you send me your recipes?! or where you got them – sounds amazing!!!

  42. Greek Salad and french onion soup w cheese

  43. Irene Friedman says

    Cheese blintzes

  44. Whitney says

    Homemade Mac and cheese!

  45. Ilanit Gluckowsky says

    Homemade pizzas with feta and pesto sauce

  46. Cheesecake is our favorite

  47. I would make baked ziti, mixing eggs and ricotta cheese into the tomato sauce and tossing in capers and sauteed mushrooms.

  48. Shoshana Shmuel says

    mushroom quiche

  49. Erica Adelson says

    i love making ice cream pie and stuffed shells