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"Knafeh ma’afeh"
ByAVERY ROBINSON
March 16, 2017 14:37
Sweetest Israeli-Palestinian love child found in a Tel Aviv bakery.
Israeli Palestinian food

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.

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