Newspaper Archive of
Heritage Florida Jewish News
Fern Park , Florida
June 1, 2018     Heritage Florida Jewish News
PAGE 7     (7 of 51 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 7     (7 of 51 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
June 1, 2018

Newspaper Archive of Heritage Florida Jewish News produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 1, 2018 PAGE 7A Everything bagel bourekas. By Chaya Rappoport Chaya Rappoport (The Nosher via JTA)--These bourekas are a mix of New York Jewish and Middle Eastern Israeli food cultures. It sounds a little crazy, but it's incredibly good: The flavorful seasoning blend, slightly sweet from the dried onion and garlic, balances out the salty, briny feta interior, and the cream and cottage cheese in the filling. A little bit of spinach, a personal must for me in cheese bourekas, adds color and flavor. Best part? These bourekas, made with store-bought puff pastry, are relatively quick to throw together. They are perfect for anytime: a Middle Eastern brunch spread with shakshuka and dips, or served at a cocktail party or as an appetizer for a dinner party. No matter when you choose to serve them, I know you will have people clamoring for seconds and thirds, as well as the recipe, so be prepared to make lots and keep this recipe on hand. Note: These bourekas freeze beautifully unbaked. Simply freeze them filled and shaped, but without the egg wash and bagel spice topping, and apply the egg wash and spice when you're ready to bake them, adding 5-10 minutes to the bak- ing time. Ingredients: For the spinach and feta filling: I/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/3 cup cream cheese 1/2 cup cottage cheese 1 egg 4 cups spinach Salt and pepper For the everything bagel spice mix: 6. Place I scant tablespoon of the cheese filling in the center I tablespoon white sesame seeds of each dough square. 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 7. Fold the dough squares by grasping one corner and fold- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion ing it over to the opposite corner to make triangles. Pinch 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic firmly along the outer open edge of the triangles to seal. If 1/2 tablespoon coarse sea salt you're having trouble sealing the dough and getting it to For assembly: stick together, wet your finger with a bit of water and run it 1 large egg, whisked, for egg wash around the edge of the square before folding--this will help 36 puff pastry squares, defrosted (can also use 2 packages of it stick together. puff pastry sheets cut into squares) 8. Brush the triangles with the beaten egg and the everything Directions: bagel spice mix on top. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a frying pan over medium heat, Bake the bourekas for 30-35 minutes, switching the baking wilt the spinach. Remove the spinach from frying pan, let cool sheets between the upper and lower racks halfway through down, wring out any liquid and finely chop. cooking. Bake until golden brown, puffed up and cooked 2. In a mixing bowl, combine feta, cream cheese, ricotta, through. Serves 36 bourekas. egg, chopped wilted spinach, a pinch of salt and a good shake Chaya Rappoport is the blogger, baker and picture taker of black pepper, behind Currently a pastry sous chef 3. Use a fork to mix ingredients together until well blended, at a Brooklyn bakery, she's been blogging since 2012 and her Reserve mixture, work has been featured on The Feed Feed,, Food 4. Make the everything bagel spice mix by combining all and Wine, and Conde Nast Traveler. the ingredients in a bowl. Reserve until needed. The Nosher food blog offers a dazzling array of new and 5. Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place 9 puff classic Jewish recipes and food news, from Europe to Yemen, pastry squares on each sheet, evenly spaced, giving them some from challah to shakshuka and beyond. Check it out at www. room to expand during baking. Jerusalem pro soccer team to rename itself after Trump By Mara Vigevani, TPS and United with Israel The Beitar Jerusalem soc- cer team has announced that it has begun the process to add President DonaldTrump's name to its club title in honor of his actions on behalf of Israel and his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Beitar Jerusalem owner Eli Tabib said Sunday that he is renaming the team "Beitar Trump Jerusalem" to thank theAmerican president for moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital. "For 70 years, Jerusalem awaited international recog- nition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized the city as the support with a gesture of our official, as well as permission eternalcapitalofIsrael,"Tabib own. We have the greatest love from Trump himself. wrote on Beitar Jerusalem's for the president." Beitar is ranked second in Facebook page. The soccer Beitarwill require approval the Israeli Premier League, club "is happy to honor the from the Israel Football As- after the champion Hapoel president for his love and sociation to make the change Beer Sheva.