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

Turkish Coffee Brownies with Cinnamon Caramel

A decadent, Middle Eastern-inspired treat.

Chocolate Babka Donuts Recipe

When babka meets a donut, you know it's doubly delicious.

Moroccan-Inspired Tzimmes with Saffron, White Wine and Chicken

A classic dish, re-imagined with sweet and savory flavors.

Labne and Fig Tart with Olive Oil Crust

A sweet seasonal dessert perfect for summer.

Beef Dumplings with Spicy Sesame Dipping Sauce Recipe

What do you do when the craving for Chinese food hits? I usually give in and order takeout from a ...

Za’atar Fried Chicken with Spicy Thyme Honey Recipe

This American comfort food classic gets an Israeli twist with plenty of za'atar and fresh thyme.

Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Noodles tangle together under a sweet, nutty sauce and combine with shredded grilled chicken for an easy make-ahead dish.

Chocolate, Halvah, and Tahini Swirl Buns Recipe

I had my first proper halva experience at The Halva Kingdom in the Machane Yehuda Shuk in Jerusalem. I’d never really ...