Pumpkin-Filled Filo Roses

Rodanches de Kalavasa

Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

Rodanches are called “roses” because some Greeks think they resemble the flowers. (If one is less poetically inclined, the image of snails or coiled snakes may come to mind.) Sephardic Turkish pastries made in this shape are called bulemas or kol boregi and can be filled with spinach or just cheese. The pumpkin filling is traditionally served for Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. In The House by the Sea, authors Elia Aeolian and Rebecca Camhi Fromer refer to a pastel