Rosh Hashana special:

Tastes from the Danube Valley to the Jerusalem Highlands

By David Laor

Opened by László Korányi

Sunday, September 13

USA (10:30 am Pacific Time Zone / 1:30 pm Eastern Time Zone)

UK 6:30 pm / France 7:30 pm / Israel 8:30 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this Strudel Workshop

I invite you to meet me in my home kitchen in Jerusalem for a "Strudel Workshop'' . After reviving memories about this tasty sweet, we will dive into the art of making it. We will learn to bake two versions: the first is the classic one with apples, and then a savoury Israeli version with spinach, feta cheese and pine nuts. The focus will be on stretching the dough, how to fill and how to make beautiful strudel rolls. We will use the Viennese dough that you will prepare before the workshop based on instructions we will send you. While we wait for the strudels to come out of the oven, I will tell a bit about the evolution of the world of pastry in Israel, and my personal story.

Important note: Because of the nature of this workshop we suggest booking your spot with enough time to get the ingredients and make the preparations in advance. 

We will exceptionally make the recording accesible for one week so you can go back to the steps.

About David

David Laor is a pastry chef from Jerusalem. He studied in Paris in "le Cordon Bleu" and owns a boutique pastry factory and shop located in the Jerusalem mountains. He specialises in French pastry, and his expertise is making high quality dough, croissants and morning pastries. He started his career by bringing the classics of Paris and France to the Israeli sweet-lovers, and in the decade that passed since the start, he has been making gentle experiments to create new, more Israeli-oriented tastes and shapes.

About László

László Korányi is a software engineer and entrepreneur who was an active participant in the reestablishment of Jewish life in Hungary after the communist system. He is one of the founders of B'nai B'rith Hungary, as well as of the Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association. He also worked as the Science and Technology Counselor of the Hungarian Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Watch David Laor preparing his famous "croissant chalah" on Israeli TV (in Hebrew):

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10% of the profits will be donated to Sarah Avrahami, a Persian born lady in her 80s who devotes her endless energies to collect food, and donations in the Machane Yehuda market, the main market of Jerusalem. She distributes everything to the poor of the city. With the help of her numerous grandchildren and supporters, she helps dozens of families to celebrate the high holidays in their full glory.

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