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Sweet, spicy and crunchy updates to classic Rosh Hashanah desserts

Sweet, spicy and crunchy updates to classic Rosh Hashanah desserts

FAITH KRAMER , The Jewish News Of Northern California August 25, 2021

Two traditional Eastern European Jewish desserts made with honey are getting a makeover for the High Holidays — and both provide plenty of sweetness for the New Year. The honey cake is based on my Aunt Lee’s recipe. I’ve added spices and substituted silan (date...

The remarkable true story of this maple walnut cake recipe

The remarkable true story of this maple walnut cake recipe

Shared by Judy Bart Kancigor April 27, 2021

This story originally appeared on The Jewish Food Society “It always was a party when we got together,” cookbook author Judy Bart Kancigor says of her family when she was little. Judy grew up in Belle Harbor, a neighborhood just four blocks...

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Icelandic Jewish cookies: A dessert with a fascinating story to tell

Rachel Ringler August 5, 2020

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher.You’ve heard of the wandering Jew, but have you heard of the wandering Jewish cookie?As Jews move from country to country, they pick up recipes, spices and dishes along the way. Sometimes, even after a Jewish...

For Shavuot, try this Instant Pot Cheesecake

For Shavuot, try this Instant Pot Cheesecake

Story and Photo by Sheri Silver, The Nosher via JTA May 21, 2020

A quick search for “Instant Pot recipes” will yield hundreds of ideas for savory dishes — chilis, pasta, soups, casseroles and more.But did you know that you can also use your Instant Pot to make dessert? And that your Instant Pot just happens...

Photo: Michael Kahn

Peach, Apple, and Blackberry Frangipane Galette

By Margi Lenga Kahn October 4, 2019

INGREDIENTS Frangipane:¾ c. almond flour¼ c. granulated sugar2 tbsp. flourPinch salt2 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room   temperature1 large egg, lightly whisked½ tsp. vanilla extract½ tsp. almond extractFruit:1 large or 2 small Pink Lady or Honey...

Sea Bass With Roasted Peppers and Herb Cream Filling. Photo courtesy The Edge Partners PR

5 gorgeous Rosh Hashanah recipes from Israel’s top chefs

By Jessica Halfin, My Jewish Learning via JTA September 26, 2019

Rosh Hashanah menus, while traditional and delicious, can also get a little stale year after year. With Israeli food trending across the globe, now is a perfect time to add some authentic Israeli flavors to your holiday.We have gathered five exclusive...

Diane Packman's Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze. Photo: Michael Sherwin

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Shared by Diane Packman September 19, 2019

Ingredients for cake:3 eggs1½ cups oil2 tsp. vanilla1¾ cup granulated sugar3 cups apples of your choice chopped1 cup nuts (optional)1 cup coconut3 cups gluten-free flour (Better Batter)1 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. nutmeg1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. saltIngredients...

Photo: Dikla Frances

Meringue-topped apple pie bars: An innovative Rosh Hashanah dessert

Dikla Frances September 18, 2019

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher.Looking for an innovative way to incorporate apples into your Rosh Hashanah menu? Look no further than these meringue-topped apple pie bars. With layers of buttery pastry, cinnamon-scented apples and fluffy...

A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Pesach desserts awaken sweet memories of mom

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 18, 2019

I lost my dear mother a few weeks ago. A child survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Ann Lenga did not let the horror of those years define her life. She was resilient, courageous, adventurous and an inspiration to everyone who knew her....

Photo: Michael Kahn

Recipe: Hadgi Badah (Cardamom-Almond Cookies)

By Margi Lenga Kahn March 14, 2019

Ingredients:2 c. all-purpose flour1 tsp. ground cardamom½ tsp. salt¼ tsp. double-acting baking powder1 1/3 cups sugar4 large eggsFinely grated zest of half of amedium orange2 cups blanched almond flour or mealOrange blossom water or water, formoistening...

Florence Shultz of Chesterfield

Reader Recipe Exchange: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Florence Shultz, Chesterfield July 26, 2018

From Florence Shultz of Chesterfield: I have always had a passion for cooking and baking. When I was growing up, I always helped my grandmother and mother cook. I have many great memories of baking with my two daughters, Charlotte and Melissa, when...

Spiced honey cake

Spiced Honey Cake

By Margi Lenga Kahn September 10, 2015

(Cake should be baked one day in advance of serving) Unsalted butter for coating pan 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for coating pan 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2...

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