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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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fritters in syrup

Fritters in Syrup (Zalabia)

Source : Los Angeles Times 11-27-02

Sugar Syrup
5 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon rose or orange blossom water

2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup hot water (120 to 130 degrees F)
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups warm water
Oil (for frying)

For the Sugar Syrup: Place the sugar, water and lemon juice in...

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