Tzurit Or

Airy meringue piped into tall swirls sits atop rich chocolate ganache resting on crumbly, buttery coconut cookies before being coated in a dark chocolate magic shell for the ultimate homemade treat. Keep Krembos without magic shell in the freezer, and dip a few hours before serving for an impressive make-ahead dessert.
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Wild Mushroom Galette
Rating: Unrated
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This galette’s flaky crust stays crisp even when filled with creamy ricotta; be sure to use best-quality cheese, and drain it overnight for superior results. Roasting the mushrooms reduces excess moisture and concentrates their meaty flavor, which pairs perfectly with the fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage.
Cinnamon Roses
Rating: Unrated
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This simple yeasted dough is soft and tender, yielding golden, tear-apart rolls. For the best “bloom,” tightly roll the dough, and use unflavored floss to cut roses; it pinches the rolls less than a using a knife.
Sesame Halvah Tea Cake
Rating: Unrated
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When self-taught pastry chef Tzurit Or moved from Tel Aviv to Boston, she found herself missing the foods that she grew up with. So, after a summer selling baked goods at local farmers markets, she opened Tatte Bakery & Café and filled it with the tastes of home—nutty halva; spicy shakshuka; creamy cheesecake. This gluten-free halva sesame tea cake bridges the flavors of her two hometowns.