Chaya Rappoport

Chaya Rappoport is the blogger, baker and picture taker behind retrolillies.wordpress.com. Currently a pastry sous chef at a Brooklyn bakery, she's been blogging since 2012 and her work has been featured on The Feed Feed, Delish.com, Food and Wine and Conde Nast Traveler. Inspired by seasonal ingredients, vibrant produce and exotic ingredients, she looks to understand the science behind why a recipe works, how to make it even better, and shares that knowledge with her readers. You can find her sharing seasonal recipes and delicious desserts on her blog and postings snaps of her day to day cooking + baking on her instagram account, @retrolillies.


Articles by Chaya Rappoport

Spelt Banana Bread With Chocolate, Dates and Tahini Recipe

A chewy, nutty twist on 2020's most popular bake.

Shwarma Chicken Kebab Recipe

This recipe is perfectly spiced, quick to make and oh-so-juicy.

Cooking Shabbat Dinner Is Getting Me Through the Pandemic

The power of food and Shabbat during hard times.

We Should All Be Frying Our Gefilte Fish

A little oil is all it takes to transform this Ashkenazi staple.

Green Shakshuka With Feta Recipe

This might be even better than the original.

Like Babka? You’ll Love This Recipe for Chocolate Kokosh Cake 

Gooey, endless layers of chocolate pastry topped with streusel.

Greek Salad with Fried Halloumi Cheese

This salad is an explosion of flavors and textures you will love.

This Israeli-Inspired Corn is Everything

Sweet summer corn gets an Israeli makeover.

The Secret Ingredient for the Best Schnitzel

Add a little briny tang to traditional schnitzel.