Customers are lining up at a Jerusalem bakery-cafe for the “Abu Dhabi” doughnut, a date-flavoured confectionery impressed by Israel’s new relations with the United Arab Emirates.
Doughnuts, referred to as “sufganiyot” in Hebrew, are a preferred fare in Israel through the present vacation of Hanukkah, through which Jews historically eat deep-fried delicacies.
This yr, pastry cooks Itzik and Keren Kadosh put a brand new twist on the deal with.
At their Cafe Kadosh, they devised the Abu Dhabi doughnut, stuffed with cream comprised of dates shipped by the UAE’s Jewish group, with a nougat crown topped with an edible gold leaf. It sells for 22 shekels ($6.76), in contrast with 18 shekels ($5.50) for a daily doughnut.
The new product, Itzik Kadosh mentioned on Sunday, was a manner “to appreciate the peace process” upon which Israel and the UAE have embarked.
Three months in the past, Israel and the UAE signed a U.S.-brokered deal to normalise relations, an alliance partly fuelled by frequent issues about regional powerhouse Iran.
Tali Pinto, a buyer from Tel Aviv, mentioned there was one thing notably candy in tasting a doughnut with components on “special delivery” from the Gulf.
“We are very happy to have these good relationships slowly happening with different countries, and also with Abu Dhabi,” she mentioned, referring to latest diplomatic breakthroughs with different Muslim nations reminiscent of Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.
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