Challah (Egg Bread)

I love challah. Being Jewish, I’ve eaten a lot of challah growing up. Can’t get enough of it. Funny though, I’ve never made it from scratch before. I should have gotten into the bread baking back when everyone else was doing it. Oh well, better late than never to get in on the action. I…

Chanukah Sufganiot (Doughnuts)

Happy Chanukah! I did a thing. I made sufganiot (soof-gan-ee-ot) which are filled doughnuts. I wasn’t planning on having this post because my family usually just buys some from a bakery, but 2020 has already been so wild, why not just make our own doughnuts this year! This was actually my first time ever! Found…

Berry Hamantaschens

Every year, for the holiday called “Purim”, Jewish people eat a cookie called a hamantaschen. I love to bake them myself because homemade is always better than storebought. I’ve been making them for years and I always use the same dough recipe (link here). This is a great dough that’s dairy free, but not vegan…

Potato Latkes

I love latkes (potato pancakes). Along with sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), they are a traditional dish to have on chanukah. It’s classic to make them with regular russet/yellow flesh potatoes but I also like using sweet potatoes for something special. They are so easy to make too. The actual mixture is just a few ingredients –…

Honey Cake

Wow September is pretty much over. A new month is about to start which is aligning with the start of a new jewish year. It is the holiday called rosh hashanah (“head of the year”). Jewish people like to celebrate by eating lots of sweet foods because we want to have a happy and sweet…

Tri-Layer Kugel

I know it’s been a few days since my last post, sorry about that. Passover cooking is just all the same old recipes – don’t get me wrong, it’s tasty food – and I wasn’t feeling motivated to post about it. But if you would like to see more traditional jewish cuisine, let me know…..

Passover Side Dishes: Kugels

‘Tis the season of matzah aka passover. It’s always interesting when passover and Easter fall on the same day/weekend – grocery stores are just extra packed which makes for a fun time shopping. I managed to get everything done though and the past 2 days have been full of cooking. The oven has been on…