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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...

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...

Recipe | Mamo's apple strudel and chocolate babka recipes

Recipe | Mamo’s apple strudel and chocolate babka recipes

Shared by Duff Goldman April 19, 2021

This story originally appeared on Jewish Food Society. Recipe Roots: Halych, Ukraine > Wichita, Kansas > Southern California Tucked into Esther Steinberg safety deposit box in Wichita, Kansas was her prized recipe for strudel. She kept...

Stefani Pollack

“Tzimmer down now” and enjoy St. Louis baker’s creative take on classic Passover dish

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 1, 2021

The Jewish Light recently highlighted five prominent Jewish social media influencers with local ties. One of our featured influencers, Stefani Pollack, is a baker and cook extraordinaire with nearly 1 million Instagram followers. Pollack’s recipe for...

Spiced Coconut and Butternut Squash Mash

Spiced Coconut and Butternut Squash Mash

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT March 19, 2021

Ingredients2½ to 3 lbs. butternut squash, cut in half vertically and seeds removed1 tbsp. olive oil⅓ c. finely shredded unsweetened coconut, for garnishing2 tablespoons coconut oil1 tsp. mustard seeds1 tsp. whole cumin seeds3 cloves garlic, peeled...

Cammy's parents in Israel in the 1970s.

The chopped liver that honors a father who helped save 100,000 lives

Shared by Cammy Bourcier March 17, 2021

This story orignally appeared on JewishFoodSociety.orgRecipe Roots: Uzhhorod, Czechoslovakia (present-day Ukraine) > Budapest > Greater Tel Aviv > Brooklyn > Hillsdale, NJ “Like many many other other Holocaust survivors… my parents felt...

Spiced Honey Biscotti 

Spiced Honey Biscotti

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 24, 2020

INGREDIENTSBiscotti:3 c. plus 2 tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour½ c. packed dark brown sugar½ tsp. ground cinnamon½ tsp.  ground ginger½ tsp. ground cloves¼ tsp. allspice¼ tsp. ground nutmeg1 tsp. baking powder⅛ tsp. coarse kosher salt½ c....

Zucchini, potato and Manchego pashtida.   

You are going to crave this easy Israeli quiche

BY LEANNE SHOR, THE NOSHER VIA JTA February 20, 2020

Americans don’t have nearly the appreciation that Israelis do for quiche. In the States, it’s an unimaginative brunch addition that never really shines. But in Israel, it’s the star of many lunch tables and an incredible dairy dinner. Not to mention...

(Shannon Sarna)

Why you should be making pizza bourekas

Shannon Sarna January 8, 2020

This article originally appeared on The Nosher. Bourekas were one of the foods I fell in love with hard while in Israel for the first time. I am a sucker for pastry filled with, well, basically anything — samosas, empanadas, calzones, you name...

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

Maple Coconut Macaroons

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

While my mother used maple flavored syrup in these macaroons, I would recommend using the real thing.Ingredients:2 c. tightly packed shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened, or a combination)1 tsp. freshly grated orange zest¼ c. maple syrup½ tsp....

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

Lemon-Glazed Almond Cookies

April 18, 2019

While my mother used maple flavored syrup in these macaroons, I would recommend using the real thing.Ingredients:Cookies2 ½ c. almond flour or finely ground almonds1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut1 tsp. Kosher for Passover baking powder½tsp. table...

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

Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Tea Cookies

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

Ingredients:2 c. pecans½ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature2 c. sifted confectioner’s sugar4 oz. semisweet chocolate, grated (about 1 1/3 c.)¼ tsp. almond extract¼ tsp. vanilla extractDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees....

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