Everything does not work out the way you hope and expect — and then there are times when the unexpected takes the form of a much needed treat.
This is, in effect, a savory babka — studded with a classic Middle Eastern spice mixture and filled with labne, feta and hot chilis.
Over smoked fish and coffee at Russ & Daughters Café on a recent morning, I asked Uri Scheft to tell me his favorite bread. “The last one that came out of the oven,” he said, without missing a beat. He was teasing, of course — but those words might as well be his professional mantra.
A classic Israeli savory pastry is best when it is absolutely fresh and served hot from the oven.
Because it’s Sukkot, when stuffed foods are eaten to symbolize the abundance of the harvest, we tested the cheese burekas from Uri Scheft’s new cookbook.