These bourekas are redolent with roasted garlic and topped with caraways seeds to make them extra special for the holidays.
Bourekas are a delicious Middle Eastern version of a hand pie. These stuffed pastries are popular in Israel and throughout the Middle East.
Through a complicated history originating in central Asia with the Turks, and ending with the Sephardic Jews, bourekas were born. They’re really a meshing of an empanada and a layered pastry known as a börek. Hence the merging of their names, börek + empanada = boureka. Cool, huh?
They’re usually made with either puff pastry or phyllo dough, and make fabulous appetizers or a side dish with soup. Bourekas are also fabulous holiday hostess helpers. They freeze well, which means you can make them ahead and pop them in the oven when guests arrive.
If you have them ready to go in your refrigerator, that is! Both Caramelized Onions and Roasted Garlic lend a fabulous deep flavor to anything you add them to.
Both of these ingredients are my go-to cooking hacks that makes my creative cooking so much easier on a daily basis. Once you learn how to make these golden brown gems and a few heads of roasted garlic, you’ll always want to have them tucked away. Then you’ll have them ready to use in any recipe, or these Potato Saffron Bourekas!
YOU’LL FIND THE RECIPE FOR POTATO SAFFRON BOUREKAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
How would you like to plan a fabulous and stress-free Hanukkah this year?
My Hanukkah Holiday Planner PDF will take you through all the planning necessary for a stressless Hanukkah week. From baking to gift-giving, I’ve got you covered every which way but loose!
Just like those Ronco commercials we love to hate, I’ve got one more thing to help you celebrate a fabulous Hanukkah.
How about celebrating Hanukkah this year with a set of Hanukkah Celebration Countdown Treat Bags?
They’re kind of like a Jewish version of an Advent calendar used for Christmas.
I’ve created two different designs, one with menorahs lit with the night’s number of candles, and the other using numbers.
Won’t these Hanukkah Celebration Countdown Treat Bags make your Hanukkah a little more festive? You bet they will!
Keep reading, so you can find out how to get your set of Hanukkah Celebration Countdown Treat Bag Stickers and Hanukah Holiday Planner!
If you’re like me, I enjoy “mixing it up” a little during Hanukkah week. Why not serve a Middle Eastern Hanukkah Celebration Feast for one of your nightly celebratory meals?
This delicious menu features 6 different Middle Eastern treats that combine to make a fabulous Hanukkah buffet.
And what will be on the menu for your Middle Eastern Feast?
CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE RECIPES FOR THESE FABULOUS DISHES: MIDDLE EASTERN HANUKKAH CELEBRATION FEAST
Since we celebrate Hanukkah eight nights in a row, that’s a lot of meals to plan ahead of time! And you definitely don’t want to get bored of the food during such a fun and festive holiday, right?
So do yourself a favor and plan trying some fabulous Middle Eastern fare during the long anticipated week of Hanukkah!
I just mentioned how much planning it takes to celebrate an 8 day holiday. And being a self-proclaimed lifestyle diva, I would be remiss if I didn’t offer to help!
I’ve created a fabulous Hanukkah Holiday Planner PDF that will help you through all the planning for a stress-free Hanukkah.
Not only is it chock-full of planning sheets, it also has four pages dedicated to the religious portion of Hanukkah’s celebration. I’ve even included the rules for playing a rousing game of Dreidel!
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET YOUR FREE HANUKKAH HOLIDAY PLANNER: Hanukkah Holiday Planner and Gourmet Latkes
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