Ice Box Cake with Lemon Ricotta Filling | Photographer: Jonathan Ben Chaim

Ice Box Cake with Lemon Ricotta Filling

No-bake biscuit cakes (also known as ice box cakes) are the epitome of Israeli “baking” — though there’s no actual baking involved. Instead, petit beurre (also known as tea biscuits) are softened in milk and layered in a baking dish with a creamy filling that’s typically made with whipped cream, gvina levana (a soft cheeseContinue reading “Ice Box Cake with Lemon Ricotta Filling”

Meringue Cream Cake. Photographer: Jonathan Ben Chaim

Meringue Cream Cake

This layer cake with shortcrust, coffee flavored whipped cream, and meringue draped in velvety chocolate has been a staple in many Israeli homes over the past few decades

Photo by Dan Perez, Styling by Nurit Kariv

Pizza Bourekas

What is your favorite bourekas? Most Israeli children are likely to answer: pizza. The Turks would not necessarily approve of the Israeli pizza-flavored filling, but Israelis know what they like, and the pizza bourekas has become a local icon. As a hybrid created in the 1980s, it combines the best of everything — pizza tomato sauce, melting cheese, and sometimes green olives.