March 16, 2017 14:37
Sweetest Israeli-Palestinian love child found in a Tel Aviv bakery.
The knafeh offered at Basma Coffee in Jaffa.
(photo credit:AVERY ROBINSON)
For the past few weeks, a small bakery in Tel Aviv has been going croissant crazy, and not in a Cronut fashion yet.Avner Gamliel, the young baker behind Baker’s Patisserie & Boulangerie, who knows nothing about Dominique Ansel or his signature Cronut, has been making nouveau croissants inspired by the diverse culinary traditions found in the region. Notably, his knafeh ma’afeh, a fusion of Arab knafeh and French croissants, is an unexpectedly brilliant fusion of pillowy, laminated pastry with crispy kadaif noodles (see below) and sweet-and-salty cheese.