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Category Archives: Kosher Recipes

Recipe for round sweet challah


The round loaf with ‘no beginning ad no end’ symbolizes continuity of life. This challah is baked for Rosh HaShanah, the first and most important New Moon feast at the beginning of the Jewish calendar. We wish each other Shana Tovah, means “A good year”. The sweetness symbolizes the goodness that we receive from our...
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Recipe for a Date Cake (lactose free)


In Beth Haemek, Israel, I saw the big bunches of ripe dates hanging in the Date Palm trees. Walking between the overripe fruits fallen on the ground, made my mouth water. There I learned that you can even save ripe dates in the freezer. When the Bible writes about honey, it is possibly sirup or...
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Charoset for Passover


Charoset is a kind of relish. Always found on the Passover Seder plate. The structure remembers us on the brickwork mortar, made by the men of Israel in Egypt to build the cities and pyramids under very hard circumstances. See the bitter herbs on the Seder plate. There are several combinations of ingredients used for...
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Rugelach, recipe for rolled cookies with a sweet filling


This delicacy probably came with the Sephardic community, via Poland from the Middle East to Europe. Also in America is it a well-known cookie. The mother of my Polish student knows this pastry-like cookie as “Rogalik”. In Yiddish Rugelach means “hornshaped”. In some books is written that Rugelach belongs to Hanukkah. The horn points often...
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Hamantaschen


Hamantaschen (in Yiddish: Kishelish) These are triangular cookies which are backed for Purim. It’s a traditional Ashkenazic cookie with a triangular shape. The filling can be made of prunes, poppy seed (symbol for the money in Haman’s pocket) or apricots. I like very much the last one. Here below I give the recipe with the...
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Eti’s Latkes for Chanukkah


Latkes from the kitchen by Eti Choresh Latkes are a traditional recipe for Chanukah. This means we eat oily food in order to be reminded of the oil that was found in the Temple after the terrible struggle for survival of Israel against the dictator Anthiochus.Eti Choresh is a great cook and she loves to...
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Purim cookies: Memulah


Purim cookies: Memulah by Jacoba Spijker-Kort On the fourteenth day of the month Adar, mostly in March, we celebrate the feast of Purim. In the synagogue we read the scroll of Ester (megilat Ester) and make a lot of noise when the name of Haman is called. It’s a habit to give each other eatable...
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Tabouleh


For 8 people Leave the tomatoes out if you think you will have leftovers. This will keep the salad fresh for several days. Add chopped tomato just before serving. Ingredients: ¾cup (100 g) thick bulgur wheat 8 green onions, chopped 3 tomatoes, chopped 3 – 4 cups fresh parsley, chopped 2 cups fresh mint leaves,...
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Cootje’s apple pie for Rosh HaShanah


On Rosh HaShanah, Jewish New Year in the synagogue the Shofar – the ramshorn is blown with the deep impressive sounds. Then I close my eyes because I like to keep them in my heart forever. After this service we eat apple with honey and the sweet round challa bread, honey cake, apple pie and...
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Latkes with Apple-Cranberry Compote


Together with the Candles and the Dreidels – little whirligigs – the latkes belong to the subjects from Hanukkah. This feast remembers us the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Roman occupation and the rededication of the Temple to our G’d of Israel on the twenty fifth of Kislev. The latkes – Jiddish for...
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