Category jewish

passover biscotti

Passover Biscotti

1/4 pound butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 cups matzo cake meal
1 1/2 cups ground pistachios
1 1/2 cups whole pistachios
1 cup dried apricots
Grated rind of 1 orange

Using stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter or margarine and sugar. Add eggs. Blend in cake meal, nuts, dried apricots, and rind. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

Turn out dough onto work su...

Read More


Brasadel (Jewish Coffee Cake)

1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup walnuts plus additional 1/2 cup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Cinnamon to taste

Beat together the shortening, 1 cup sugar and eggs...

Read More

soup nuts

Soup Nuts (Mandlen)

3 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sifted flour

Beat eggs slightly; add oil and salt while beating. Stir into sifted flour gradually to make a dough stiff enough to handle. Form into pencil thin rolls on a floured board or between the palms of both hands. Flatten slightly and cut into quarter- or half-inch pieces...

Read More

homemade noodle dough

Homemade Noodle Dough

This is the basic recipe.

About 2 cups sifted flour
2 eggs
2 or 3 teaspoons cold water

Sift flour into mixing bowl or on kneading board. Make well in center. Add eggs and combine with a fork, adding spoonsful of water as necessary to form a ball of dough that is compact but not hard. Knead dough until as smooth and elastic as possible. Roll out on lightly floured board...

Read More

sweet kugel

Sweet Kugel

1/4 pound melted butter
1/2 pound fine noodles, cooked and drained
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cottage cheese
2 cups milk
1/2 cup raisins
Cinnamon and sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt butter in an 11 x 9-inch baking pan. Put drained noodles in pan with melted butter. Stir until butter is absorbed.

Blend milk, cheese, sugar and vanilla...

Read More