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. Blintzes! Though my favorite thing to eat on Shavuos is my sister-in-law’s, milchig lukshen kugel 🙂 (and lots of cheesecake!)

  2. Pinned!

  3. Miriam L. says

    Love everything milchig!!

  4. Cheesecake and ice cream are my favorites!!!

  5. 4 different cheesecakes! And onion quiche

  6. Aidel.K says

    The only definite is cheesecake. Often we have a fleishig meal, but have a little kiddush beforehand with cheesecake. Those borekas look really good, though!

  7. Aidel.K says

    Just pinned this recipe from your Shavuous board to mine. (Now I’m wondering if that’s what you meant?–Did you mean to pin the blog post?) Pinned some other stuff from your Shavuous board, too. You found great recipes!

  8. Nothing says Shavuot like cheesecake.

  9. As someone allergic to dairy my meals are pretty much the same on shavuot, but I do like making a pareve pumpkin cheesecake

  10. pinned the recipe!

  11. I love to make cheesecake! I make a Godiva white chocolate one every year, and this year I will also try out a Martha Stewart recipe for a chocolate and peanut butter one!!

  12. Shellie says

    Pareve cheesecake…goes with any meal!

  13. The dairy recipe I like most is Strawberry Soup. Served cold, it is amazing! If I am a winner,
    I’d like to donate the Cookbook to someone who is just learning to keep kosher.

  14. I love to make quiches and cheesecakes

  15. Lasagna, cheesecake, and pineapple maple glazed salmon

  16. My Omi’s z”l cottage-cheese based cheese cake with raisins.

  17. Kimberly says

    Cheese and apple blintz soufflé

  18. Laurie Cohen says

    I love to make a cheesecake that uses Chip Ahoy cookies as the crust! Yum! I haven’t ever made bourekas, but with your recipe, I just will have to try making them!

  19. Laurie Cohen says

    I pinned the recipe too!

  20. Cheesecake

  21. I love reading new cookbooks and getting new recipes.

  22. Spinach lasagna with veggie sausage.

  23. Cheese blintzes from scratch just like my mother makes

  24. Karen K says

    Baked ziti

  25. Can’t wait to try. Added this to my Shavous menu.

  26. rayzel broyde says

    definitely cheese cake and yummy cheese noodle kugel!

  27. Jackie Ariel says

    I love making eggplant Parmesan and lasagna 🙂

  28. Chani Cz says

    Spinach lazagne

  29. Perfect for Shavuot; we’re hosting a crowd this year!

  30. I would love a new cookbook.

  31. LOVE making cheesecakes! I’d love to see the other recipes in this book!!

  32. Diane Gish says

    love barakahs. ..and pizza

  33. Eva Sandorfy says

    What’s Shavuot without cheesecake or blintzes. I always make 3 different quishes

  34. I like to make a dairy kugle my mom made when I was young. It taste like cheesecake kugle. It makes the whole house smell amazing.

  35. stefanie says

    vegetarian strata and butterscotch pudding

  36. Batsheva Browd says

    definitely cheesecake and cheese blintzes, they are shavuous staples Yum!

  37. Har Sinai cake–any cake frosted with green and colorful flowers. Alef-beis crackers on top. Our family’s tradition!

  38. Ayelet may says

    Eggplant roll ups. Yum!! Drooling just thinking about it….

  39. Would love to try the recipes from your cookbook, especially in time for Shavuot!

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  41. Uri Elias says

    Cheese blintzes!

  42. Cheesecake and blintzes!

  43. cheesecake and lasanga.

  44. Bruce Cohen says

    Cheese blintzes and salmon croquettes.

  45. The Perfect Bourekas – Cheese, Spinach & Potato

  46. Fettuccine Alfredo!

  47. blintz sufflet, mushroom onion quiche, maybe lasagna, hopefully get to cheese cake this year, (our minhag is to have fleishig at night milchig for ‘breakfast’-when men first come home, and fleishig for second meal on Shavous-‘lunch’, so will probably make a roast of some sort and other fleishig food, but i’m excited about the milchig meals! -love cheese cake!)

  48. Mac and cheese!

  49. Cheescake is a must in this house!

  50. I like eggplant parm. 🙂