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Ziploc Sufganiyot – We Tried It

If you haven't seen it yet, where have you been? This is the Hanukkah hack from Jewlish that makes even the worst cook want to host a hanukkah party.  So what did we do? We took up the challenge and tried it, of course!! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGR3q7NEUls[/embed] How did it go? We give it an 8/10, and that's good! Maybe it's just us, but we needed to play the video about 15 times to catch all the steps and ingredients, so here it is again, completely still - so you can stare at it for as long as you need to build up the courage to get started! Ingredients:  1 packet dry active yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup warm water 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon brandy or cognac zest of 1 lemon Steps:     Tips Learnt From our Mistakes: Frying Don't launch them too enthusiastically into hot oil otherwise you end up burning yourself - lesson w read more

December 27, 2016

Hanukkah Hack: Doughnut Cupcakes

Making traditional Hanukkah doughnuts can be a seriously messy mission which involves a lot of hot oil and jelly getting everywhere it shouldn't. But it's Hanukkah, and you can't have Hanukkah without indulging in a few amazing homemade doughnuts - so unless you can dial up a granny, or you have some incredible skills, you need a good "Hanukkah Hack". Introducing the Hanukkah Cupcake: tastes like a doughnut, only 10 times easier. Ingredients: 1 cup milk or coconut, almond or soy milk 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup canola oil 1 cup plus sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup raspberry, strawberry, or grape jelly, caramel or chocolate sauce 1/4 cup powdered sugar candles or candies Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with paper liners. 2. In a mixing cup, combine the milk, vinegar, read more

December 10, 2014

“It’s Challahween” Recipe

Turns out Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so if you feel like adding a little pumpkin spice to your Shabbat and calling it "Challaween", then here's the perfect recipe for some seriously tasty pumpkin challah bread.   Cook Time: 2h 30min | Makes 12 Servings   Ingredients: 1/2 cup warm water (about 100 degrees) 1 1/2 packages active dry yeast 3 cups white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 egg + 1 egg yolk for the dough and 1 egg for the glaze   Directions: Mix the yeast and hot water in a bowl and leave it for 10 minutes to dissolve. Meanwhile, mix the flours, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large bowl. In the bowl with the water and yeast, whisk in pumpkin puree, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk, oil, and honey. Make a well in your flour mixture and add in the pumpkin mixture to form a dough. Add more flour if your dough is sticky. read more

October 26, 2014

Rosh Hashana Apple Pies

This has to be the easiest quick fix for homemade apple pie, and it's come just in time for Rosh Hashana!   Ingredients:   5 - 6 Granny Smith green apples (that stand up on their own) 1 tsp of cinnamon 5 cloves (optional) 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup of brown sugar pie-crust (store-bought or homemade)   Directions:   Step 1: Cut off the tops of 4 apples and remove the inside with a spoon or melon baller, being careful not to puncture the peel. Set aside the insides for Step 2.   Step 2: Peel your last 2 apples and slice very thinly. These apple pieces will give you the additional filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking.   Step 3: Mix your sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves in a bowl & scoop the mixture into your hollow apples.   Step 4: Roll out the pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips. Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with the strips.   Step read more

September 21, 2014

Rosh Hashana Sangria

It's time to raise our glasses to a happy new year! This bold and delicious Rosh Hashana Sangria is infused with all the traditional ingredients necessary to make it both sweetly symbolic and a 100% festive! Pomegranate - Has 613 seeds to represent the 613 mitzvot & to remind us that our good deeds in the coming year should be plentiful. Apples & Honey - symbolize our hope for a sweet year to come Grapes - representing the cyclical nature of the year and the continuity of creation Ingredients ½ cup honey 1 pomegranate 1 apple 1/2 orange 10 oz. seedless grapes 1 bottle of red wine 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice 1 cup grape juice ¼ cup brandy ¼ cup triple sec Directions:  Pour honey and ½ cup water into a small saucepan. Heat and stir until the honey is completely dissolved into the water. Do not boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Seed the pomegranate, discarding the rind and pith. Place the pomegranate seeds, apple slices read more

September 21, 2014