Yesterday I was at a conference in Jerusalem. The location of the conference had an interesting bakery with a very unusual cake and baking technique… It’s a Kiortosh! What’s a kiortosh?
Seems you take thin layers of dough with chocolate, maybe dough for what we call rugalach – a small twisted yeast and chocolate pastry, and wrap it around a baking pin?
Then you let them rise or set or something, and stick the rack in the oven…
I would guess separating the freshly baked ones from the pin without breaking them is the tricky part…
And then it’s ready to eat!
I mentioned it to my wife who said “oh yeah, it’s a Hungarian tube cake”.
Israel has such an interesting mix of cultures and yummies. My diet is not happy with this finding.