When I was living in a moshav (a farming cooperative) near Netanya in Israel, everyone talked about one little bureka stand. People said the owner made the best burekas. His shop always had a line of people waiting, and in Israel this is a big deal because nobody likes to wait in line for anything.
Breads Bakery is perhaps most well known known for its babka, earning New York Magazine’s Best Chocolate Babka award just a few months after opening in 2013 in Union Square, and holding the No. 1 spot ever since. Breads’ challah, particularly the seed-covered, braided wreaths that were initially introduced to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, has also become iconic, so it’s no surprise that it graces the cover of baker and co-owner Uri Scheft’s first English cookbook, “Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking.”
These vegetarian crostini will make a beautiful appetizer for you Sukkot meal