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Yom Kippur: the Day of Atonement, fast day falling on the 10th of the Jewish month of Tishrei and climaxing the Days of Awe
Ingredients ¾ cup sugar 1 cup margarine/butter or ¾ cup oil 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ cup honey 2 ¾ cups flour 1 tsp. cardamom ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt Zest of 2 oranges Directions Cream sugar, margarine (or butter o...
Jewish Penicillin
Between the flu and strep, it feels like everyone I know is sick these days, which means it’s time for a nice big pot of Jewish penicillin. Chicken soup! No two pots of chicken soup are exactly alike, in my experience, and I don’t claim to have the very b...
Ingredients 3 eggs 1 1/3 cups honey 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup strong black coffee 2 tsps. baking powder 3 Tbsps. margarine, softened 1 tsp. baking soda 4 cups flour 1 tsp cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 9 by 13-inch cake pan. In a...
Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup honey 7/8 cup oil 1 tbsp. coffee dissolved into 1 cup hot water 3 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. allspice ½ tsp. nutmeg Nonstick cooking spray Directions Mix the eggs, sugar, ...
On the day before Yom Kippur it is customary to ask for and receive lekach (honey cake—signifying a sweet year) from someone—usually one’s mentor or parent. One of the reasons given for this custom is that if it had been decreed, G‑d forbid, that during t...
Aaah, kreplach... Beautiful kreplach... There are two kreplach “occasions” coming up—the meal before Yom Kippur and the Hoshana Rabbah meal. What exactly are kreplach? Boiled or fried pockets of dough stuffed with either meat or chicken, usually served in...
There are two kreplach “occasions” coming up—Yom Kippur and Hoshana Rabbah. What exactly are kreplach? Boiled or fried pockets of dough stuffed with either meat or chicken, usually served in chicken soup. The meat symbolizes severity; the dough is an allu...
With Purim just two weeks away, it’s time to start planning the holiday’s food component. Of course, there are the classic it-wouldn’t-be-Purim-without-them hamantashen, which I’ll be sharing with you next week, and then there are the traditional food pac...
4 packets (or 8 tsp.) rapid rise yeast 2 tbsp. sugar 1 cup lukewarm water Add yeast, water and sugar to a small bowl and allow to rest several minutes until yeast bubbles. 1½ cups honey 2 tbsp. salt 1¼ cups oil 1 egg Mix the honey, salt, oil and egg in a ...
Ingredients 1-3 pound chicken, quartered 2 potatoes 2 onions 5 carrots 1 sweet potato water to cover 2 tablespoons salt Directions Peel all vegetables. Slice carrots and chunk potatoes. Place chicken and vegetables in 6quart pot. Add salt and water to cov...
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