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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

Cocktails to Punch up Your Purim

Purim is here and it's time to shake it up and get to the party! Here are our top 3 Purim Cocktails which will definitely punch up your Party: Purim Purple Rain 1 1/2 oz gin cranberry juice 1 splash Blue Curacao liqueur 1 splash sweet and sour mix 1 splash soda water Pour gin into an ice-filled highball glass, and fill with cranberry juice. Add blue curacao, sour mix and soda. Shake gently, add more curacao (until royal-purple), and serve. The Raspberry Hamantini 2 oz. raspberry Snapple 1 1/2 oz. vodka 2 tbsp raspberry jam simple syrup (recipe follows) raspberry hamantasch cookie crumbs, for garnish Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake (ice, optional). Dip the rim of your cocktail glass in raspberry jam and raspberry hamantasch cookie crumbs. Pour the drink into your cocktail glass. Haman’s Brew 1 oz bourbon 1 oz simple syrup juice of half a lemon seltzer 2 sage leaves Combine the bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, an read more

March 4, 2015

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