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Pan de Los Siete Cielos

A beautiful and symbolic bread for Shavuot

MARGI LENGA KAHN, Special to the Jewish Light May 11, 2021

Salonika, also known as Thessaloniki, is a large port city on the Aegean Sea, the second largest city in Greece after Athens. Prior to 1942, more than 56,000 Jews lived here and had unique culinary traditions, including a remarkable bread for Shavuot...

Whole Wheat Raisin Challah. Photo: Michael Kahn

Whole Wheat Raisin Challah

Margi Lenga Kahn September 19, 2019

Ingredients:Heaping ½ c. raisins, black or gold, soaked in ½ c. hot water for 30 minutes and drained (reserve water, if using).1 c. milk, almond milk or water (You can use the soaking water after draining the raisins and add enough other liquid of your...

Recipe: Boyoja Ungola Di-Purim (Haman’s Eyes Buried in Challah)

By Margi Lenga Kahn March 14, 2019

Ingredients:1 pound portion of unbaked challah dough, kneaded and risen for 1½ hours, or held overnight in the refrigerator. 2 hardboiled eggsDirections:Cut off a fist-size portion of the dough, set small portion onto the side of your counter and cover...

Challah photo by Michael Kahn

Challah

Recipe adapted from “The Silver Palate Cookbook” by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins August 31, 2018

Ingredients2 cups warm milk or water, about 110 degrees1/3 cup granulated sugar7 tbsp. unsalted butter or vegetable oil, plus more for oiling bowl and pan2½ tsp. active dry yeast (or 1 package)3 large eggs, lightly beaten1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten2...

Rabbi Andy Kastner

How to Eat Matzah

By Rabbi Andy Kastner April 4, 2012

I admit that I have a love affair with matzah.  From the simplicity of matzah spread thick with whipped cream cheese, to the burnt edges of the hand-made shmura matzah.   Yet, there is more to matzah than its mouth feel.  Indeed matzah has personality,...

Bagels regain bread status in Ireland

JTA February 9, 2012

DUBLIN -- Bagels have been granted equal status with soda bread in Ireland following a government decision to reclassify the traditionally Jewish favorite as ordinary bread for the purposes of taxation. Now bagels and other 'ethnic' breads such as naan,...

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