We eat hamentashen on the holiday Purim. They are triangle shaped cookies because Haman had a triangle shaped hat. My dad owns a bakery and is a baker my whole life. He makes these hamentashen every Purim. They are my favorite. When I was in college he always mailed me a box. Now I just make them myself. Hamentashen are traditionally filled with poppyseed filling or prune filling, but my Dad makes other flavors too. Cherry is my favorite, but you can also use apricot jam or use your imagination.
One of my favorite cookies of all time, these are fabulous warm from oven, but also keep well in an airtight container. My Hungarian/Austrian Grandmom called these "Butterhorns", an aunt on the other side called her version "Schnecken" and I have seen versions of this also under "Rugelach" or "Rululach". It really does not matter what they are called, they are AWESOME!!!! (Chill time not included)
Corn latkes? Yes, corn latkes. Why should the humble tuber have all the fun? These are tasty variation on a Hanukkah favorite. So good, you shouldn’t wait ‘til then to make some. Depending on your mood you can serve them sweet or savory.
This is a recipe I came up with when trying to get more whole wheat into my family's diet. We love pita pockets and I couldn't find a WW Pita recipe anywhere even here. So I made one myself. They are light and very tasty and ready in one hour to eat. One key is do not over cook them or let them brown at all.
From www.TopSecretRecipes.com People will beg you to make this again and again! I found this one in a copy cat recipe book. I decided to try it because Cheesecake Factory makes awesome cheesecakes... and this turned out sooo yummy! Great in the summer time.... or any time. Rich and creamy!
My friend Debbie Yakobian's son Nadav is in the Israeli army. He brought home this recipe and Debbie has started making it every Friday for the Sabbath. My family and I have been fans of this challah and today I finally got the recipe. My challahs are cooling now but we just couldn't resist and had a taste -- delicious! In spite of the fact that there are no eggs in the dough itself, the challahs are very rich tasting. Just think of what they can do for your French toast or bread pudding!
This kugel is a must on our Holiday table. It's my most requested recipe. There are no measurements for the nutmeg and cinnamon...I just sprinkle a light dusting on the top of the noodles prior to mixing it all together. The photos I've posted show the kugel before baking, after baking and sliced and ready for serving.
These plain or jelly-filled doughnuts are a favorite treat in Israel and a sweet alternative to the traditional latkes. Few people say no to doughnuts and this variety fits any appetite. I generally make a double batch of dough, refrigerate it and pinch off portions as I need for fresh treats or for taking along to a Chanukah party.
In my never-ending search for orange zest recipes, I came across this one in Levana Kirschenbaum's new book, Levana's Table. It's the most heavenly version of orange poppy seed cake I've seen so far. My only change to the recipe was to move it from the food processor to the stand mixer.
As part of the 'Zaar World tour, I was looking for dessert recipes suitable for Rosh Hashanah. The original caome from allrecipes.combut I've made a number of changes to make this moist and tender cookie not only healthier but more tasty. These are so good, you'll love them holiday or no holiday. Kids will especially love them and you'll enjoy sneaking a little veggie into their afternoon snack.
A quick, easy homemade applesauce recipe that I served with potato latkes this year. It has no added sugar, which makes it a better option for diabetics and low-carb people and others who avoid cane sugar. But if you prefer a sweeter sauce, add 1/2 cup of sugar. I recommend using 1/2 sweet apples (I like Braeburn) and 1/2 tart apples (Granny Smith, for example). Don't leave out the salt, it's a necessary ingredient for a good applesauce!