symbolic foods

Bimuelos (Sephardic doughnuts)

When Ramadan fell over Hanukkah we had some Muslim friends over. They made a fried honey cookie and I made Bimuelos! Bimuelos 2 packages yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 1 egg ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp melted butter or margarine 3 c. flour Canola oil Honey syrup In…

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Cooking Jewish Whether You’re Jewish or Not: Hanukkah…Thanksgivukkah!

This year Hanukkah begins on Thanksgiving! That has given way to fun, silly words like Thanksgivnukkah. How can you blend your second night of Hanukkah with Thanksgiving? We’ll introduce you to some new recipes that are right for both holidays – like sweet potato latkes and pecan rugelach. Want to plan a Hanukkah Party? We’ll…

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DIY Judaism: Let’s Make Challah!

No previous experience necessary! Everyone loves the smell of baking bread or the taste of warm homemade bread from the oven. Do you wish you could make delicious challah for Shabbat, but don’t consider yourself a baker or are short on time? Join us in the kitchen, and we’ll quickly put your mind at ease….

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Sunken Apple Tart for Rosh Hashanah

From Kosher by Design, one of the books in the fabulous cookbook series by Susie Fishbein The wonderful and talented Paige Kaplan made it for our Rosh Hashanah cooking class at Beth Am in Los Altos. Makes 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 medium Granny Smith or Rome apples,…

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