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Sheva Berachot, Bridal Shower, or Mother’s Day Themed Berry Filled Heart Cake

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Sheva Berachot, Bridal Shower, or Mother’s Day Themed Berry Filled Heart Cake

5 Comments 26 April 2013

 

Bridal Shower Cake, Sheva Berachot Cake, The Jewish Hostess

This is a wonderful and easy romantic berry cake that any level baker can whip up like a pro. I am hosting a Sheva Berachot next week and this cake is tops on my dessert menu.  Save this in your desserts folder for any heart shaped themed dessert such as Mother’s Day, a Bridal Shower, and Sheva Berachot. I would also cut out a dreidel shape for Hanukka, or triangle for Purim. Why not? The fillings are unlimited too! Use a tree shape for Tu bishvat and mound with new fruits and voila! You’ve got your own unique dessert creation! Have fun and send me your fruit filled cakes- I would LOVE to see what you’ve come up with!

p.s.- This cake is also a perfect pre-Passover excuse to start baking up the Hametz ingredients in the kitchen…

Many thanks to  Emanuelle my Jewish Hostess Instagram follower from London (!) for sharing this fabulous recipe. Check out her blog www.manusmenu.blogspot.com.

 

Sheva Berachot Berry Filled Heart Cake

Sheva Berachot Berry Filled Heart Cake

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 11/2 cups softened butter (margarine/dairy free butter)
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 11/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk soya milk
  • for filling:
  • 1 cup butter/dairy free butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • strawberry jam
  • (To make icing mix together butter and icing sugar in a food processor)
  • red berries of your choice

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 Degrees C or 350 Degrees F.
  2. Mix all cake ingredients together. (Make sure eggs are beaten before hand and butter is beaten before hand). Make sure the mixture is smooth and there are no lumps.
  3. Grease two round 8 inch cake trays.
  4. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. While the cakes are in the oven, take an A4 piece of paper and fold it in half.
  6. Draw half of a heart on one side of the fold.
  7. Cut out the drawn half heart shape while the paper is still folded. You should come out with a heart shape.
  8. When the cakes have baked and cooled, CAREFULLY remove them from their cake trays and place them on a large flat surface.
  9. Place the heart stencil on the top side of one of the cakes. Carefully, with a sharp knife, cut around the shape. Make sure the cake is fully cooled. (You might want to keep your icing in the refrigerator until needed).
  10. Evenly spread a medium layer of icing on the other piece of cake.
  11. Spread jam on top of the icing, but leave centre (where heart will be) without jam.
  12. Gently and carefully place the cut-out-heart piece of cake (with a large spatula and help from a friend if possible!) on top of the other piece.
  13. Make sure it is placed evenly (and the heart actually looks like a heart!)
  14. Pour the fresh red berries in to the heart shaped 'hole'.
  15. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Enjoy!
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/sheva-berachot-bridal-shower-or-mothers-day-themed-berry-filled-heart-cake/

 

 

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Carb-Free Low-fat Cauliflower Passover Pizza

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Carb-Free Low-fat Cauliflower Passover Pizza

3 Comments 02 April 2013

 

Carb-less Pizza for #Passover

 

Pizza recipe trends are constantly evolving, and this carb-free, low-fat Passover version from Emanuelle Lee of London is one that you will want to whip up all year round. If you are a Passover hostess that is trying to escape the post holiday waistline bulge, then this recipe is for you!

Check out Emanuelle’s blog at  www.manusmenu.blogspot.com.

 

Carb-less #Passover Pizza

Carb-less #Passover Pizza

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 Cauliflower cut into small pieces (or equivalent amount pre-cut)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese (preferably mozzarella)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Polenta mixture
  • For the sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 can cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tsp sugar
  • 1/2 chilli flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
  2. Blend the cauliflower in a food processor until it has become a grainy paste. Pour into a mixing bowl and mix in the garlic paste, olive oil, egg and grated cheese. Mix all the ingredients together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Cover a flat baking tray with parchment paper. Grease the paper with a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle a pinch of polenta mixture on to the tray.
  4. Take about 3 heaps of cauliflower and flatten it out onto the tray with a spatula into the pizza shape of your choice.
  5. You should have enough 'dough' left over for 1 another medium sized pizza. Repeat sequence with the rest of the dough.
  6. Bake for 20-25 or until golden. With a large spatula, carefully turn the pizza crust over and bake the other side for 10 minutes.
  7. (You may put the crusts under the broiler for a few minutes to make them extra crispy but make sure they don't burn!)
  8. While the crusts are baking, make the sauce. In a pan, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil, add the chopped garlic, sauté until softened a little and add the can of tomatoes. Smash the pieces of tomato so the sauce is a little smoother. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Once the pizza 'dough' is golden and hard, smooth a large amount of the sauce on top and leave about a half inch space around the outside to make the crust. Top with (low fat) fresh mozzarella cheese and top with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
  10. Add your favourite toppings. Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle some basil leaves for decoration and enjoy! (guilt-free!)
http://www.thejewishhostess.com/carb-less-pizza-for-passover/

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A Down to Earth Cozy Passover Seder Meal

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A Down to Earth Cozy Passover Seder Meal

3 Comments 01 March 2012

Thank you April Yvonne Abrams for sending in your authentic Desert inspired Passover seder pics from 2012!!!
“Hi Marlene,
I had lots of fun designing this tent area as part of our seder this year. It was like leaving Egypt all over again!
I just finished making these stunning Huevos Haminados!  Mine look just like the ones in your photos.  I can’t wait to present them tomorrow night!  Thank you for all of your excellent inspirations!
April Yvonne Adams”
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An Elegant Seder That Brings Back Memories of Generations Past

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An Elegant Seder That Brings Back Memories of Generations Past

4 Comments 20 April 2011

Thank you Victoria for a look into your symbolic Passover seder! A family holiday is even more special when heirlooms from our grandmothers are used on the table. Extra touches like smoke (you HAVE to tell Jewish Hostess readers how you DID that! You must have picked that up at science fair!)  and frogs must have really added to the authenticity of  how it felt for our ancestors leaving Egypt. Your table  looks beautiful! Marlene

“Hi Marlene,  The cut crystal decanter is my husband’s great grandmother’s Passover wine decanter (hand carried from Ukraine).  The smoke is for the death of the firstborn plague.  Notice there are frogs all over the the matzo cover. Victoria Arnold”

 

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Leigh Klein’s Passover Seder Inspiration

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Leigh Klein’s Passover Seder Inspiration

4 Comments 01 April 2011

“Dear Marlene,
Here are pictures of our table. We have several children who attend and to keep them engaged and make things “fun” I include lots of props such as the 10 plague finger puppets (the adults usually fight over these) the 4 question finger puppets (one adult guest never took his off!) and frogs…lots and lots of frogs. I hide them everywhere and about half way through Seder they start flying. I found some little rubber frogs last fall and put them away for Seder, I folded them into all of the napkins as a little surprise!

Loving your Facebook Page and blog! They’ve been so helpful! Leigh Klein”

Leigh Klein

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Claudia’s Bento Box Inspired Passover Seder Plate

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Claudia’s Bento Box Inspired Passover Seder Plate

11 Comments 16 March 2011

I am inspired by so many people in my life, and Claudia Bildirici is one of them. If you bump into Claudia on the streets of Brooklyn, you may be lucky enough to get a creative tabletop tip from her as she runs off to Deal, New Jersey to bake in her Passover kitchen for 3 days so that she can supply the entire Associated supermarket on Avenue P with her delectable Passover desserts. She also owns her own Kosher Biscotti company and I am still waiting for her to pitch her Lottie’s Biscotti (spelt, pistachio, chocolate flavors to name a few….) to Jet Blue airlines to serve instead of their cardboardy, tasteless biscotti . Her crunchy, thinly sliced biscotti can be bought online, in local stores, and  in Macy’s Cellar, New York City. Claudia- thanks for sharing your Passover creativity with all of us! Marlene

“The bambo storage box  was my inspiration. When I saw it at Amazing Savings, the $2. price  tag was an offer too good to refuse. I decided to fill the bento box with tiny plastic boxes that came 12 in a pack. I put 5 small plastic boxes in the bamboo box to hold the egg,  celery, salt water, charoset.and lamb shank. I also added the wine glass, endive and romaine to complete the individualized seder plates.I boiled the egg with onion skins and parsley leaves. Now that the seders are over, I am lucky to have all of these great storage boxes!

Happy Passover! Claudia “

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10 Ways to Add A Splash Of Color to Your Passover 2012

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10 Ways to Add A Splash Of Color to Your Passover 2012

No Comments 22 January 2011


Chef’n 4-in 1 Cheese Grater Apricot – $17.95

So much cheese, so little time! Designed to meet all your cheese needs, the 4-in-1 Cheese Graters four different grating surfaces and removable base create the cheesiest and yet mess-free dishes ever! *4 grating surfaces: coarse, fine, hard cheeses and zest *Removable base for easy clean up *Secure rubber handle and base *Stainless steel grating surfaces Volume: 6 cups Shop the Complete Collection of Chefn Kitchen Gadgets

Jessie Steele Oven Mitt Green and White Damask – $10.00

Bring a vintage beauty to your baking with the Green and White Damask oven mitt by Jessie Steele. The feminine print is trimmed in green with a loop for hanging. Group with the coordinating apron to complete your look or for a memorable gift. Made from heavy-duty cotton twill. Machine wash. 7″W X 12″H.

 


Gloveables Fashion Kitchen Gloves Pink with Lime Dot and White Bow – $14.00

Give cleaning new meaning with chic and stylish pink Gloveables, dressed up with darling lime dotted ruffles and white bow. Thicker than standard rubber gloves, waterproof Gloveables are tough enough to protect your manicure while cleaning, dish washing and even gardening. Gloveables kitchen gloves are lined to prevent irritation and sweating and are equipped with a handy hang tab. Gloveables is committed to producing high quality, long-lasting products while providing ethical wages and economic stability to the people who help make them. And the price is right as a fresh fun gift idea for teachers, hostesses or thanking anyone who’s given you a “helping hand.” One size fits most.

Jamie Young Sea Glass Hurricane with candle – $173.00

(free shipping!) In a shade of aqua that brings to mind the color of the Caribbean Ocean, this sea glass hurricane by Jamie Young makes a striking accent on a mantle or side table. Sea glass; Includes unscented candle; Not food safe.


Leopold Scented Candles – Designers Guild – $50.00

Leopold Scented Candles – Designers Guild A rich creamy sandalwood fragrance is enhanced with citrus accords and notes of lavender and pine. Burning time 50 hours. Designers Guild offers an ever expanding collection of rugs, cushions, blankets, throws, quilts, towels, bags and home fragrance, offering beautiful design and the very best materials with an extensive colour palette. Established in 1970, this London-based design team upholds its philosophy to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality.

Passover Afikoman Bag, Pomegranate Silkscreen by Dorit, 9″x12.5″ – $23.99
Retail Price: $33.99
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Seven Spices Wooden Passover Seder Plate by Yair Emanuel – $134.99

Yair Emanuel’s beautiful and unique Seder plates are handmade in a variety of techniques including hand painted wood, wood settings and glass. All plates are fully functional, usable and washable. The variety of patterns depicts Jerusalem city views, the Exodus from Egypt, the Seven Species, oriental designs, and additional Jewish motifs. This elegant seder plate is a wonderful way to bring more color to your Pesach table. The plate itself is made of a round piece of hand-painted wood depicting a scene with the Seven Species of the Land of Israel with paintings of pomegranates, wheat, grapes, and the other species circling around the plate with the Hebrew word “Pesach” (Passover) at its center. The plate comes with six small bowls to hold the different ingredients for the seder and they are decorated with the same Seven Species motif. Dimensions: 12.6″ X 2″ * Model: SP-3 * Shipping Weight: 1900gr * Manufactured by: Yair Emanuel
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Coolest Modern Judaica

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Coolest Modern Judaica

2 Comments 08 June 2010


“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “- Aristotle

The simplicity of these designs will enhance your home, but more importantly, refine the mitzvot of Hanukah, havdalah, mezuzah, tefillin and kiddush.

For the  Jewish dad who appreciates fine design.

Check out these extra special Judaica pieces designed by Jewish artists. Though some of these items may be pricey, you will never tire of these timeless creations.

1- The ever changing menorah -A signed and numbered limited edition of 199 pieces by Yaakov Greenvurcel.  The Ever-Changing Hanukah Menorah is a dynamic sculpture, that one can rearrange in virtually endless configurations. Separate units of the Menorah can be used for Shabbat and for other occasions.It was awarded the first prize by the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1980.

2-http://www.jerusalem-art.org/Embroidery by Adina Gat Artist-

These Tefillin bags, Challah covers, Chuppahs etc. are all hand embroidered to perfection. My brother in law had a koracha made up with Adina and it is absolutely magnificent. Contact Adina for more photos and custom orders.

3Modern Award Winning Havdalah Set by Silversmith DesignerSrulovitch Sari .Born and raised in Jerusalem. Graduated with distinction from  the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (BFA), and the Royal College of Art, London (MA). Her works of art have received many prizes and awards. Contact the artist for more info.

4-Sterling Silver and Gold Mezuzah Case $325

5-Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup by Piet Coen $585 for Jewish Museum members. Regular price $650.

6-Set of Kiddush Cups by Yaacov Greenvurcel- magnificent and modern sterling siver  kiddush cups. Contact the artist for prices.

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Unique Modern Judaica  for Mom on Mother’s Day

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Unique Modern Judaica for Mom on Mother’s Day

2 Comments 30 April 2010

We’ve scoured the marketplace to bring you gifts for your  mom that will be treasured for years to come. Each gift is designed with skilled precison and talent by a Jewish artist.

Lets promote Jewish community  e-commerce. Shop and click just in time for mother’s day!

A simple yet beautiful candlestick holder, Loop, designed by London designers Martin Blum and Dan Black, is inspired by the Fibonacci curve that is seen throughout nature and looks correct and balanced to the human eye.  Made of polished stainless steel, Loop candlesticks will not tarnish. Comes in Gold.$115

.More candlestick styles available at The Jewish Museum Shops:

$32

Dani Schwartz Laser Cut Stainless Steel Candlesticks:

We love these Shabbat candlesticks. Dani Schwartz is an Israeli architect who began creating modern Judaica out of laser cut stainless steel. The steel stands hold glass cups sized for tealights. The candlesticks are approximately 4″ high. Click views to see them in a table setting. Made in Israel.

$90

Glass Leaves Challah Tray: 14″ at The Urban Mensch

Yair Emanuel at Eichler’s:

These colorful hand painted travel Shabbat candle holders are an essential gift for the mom who travels!

$29

 

Gary Rosenthal:

Gary Rosenthal has been sculpting in welded metals for over 20 years. He is self-taught and his popular style is unique and reflects a rare sensitivity to both his materials and his subject.
Rosenthal sculpture has been commissioned by the International Special Olympics Committee for the 1978 World Games, the Miss Dance America Trophy and the annual membership awards for B’nai Brith International. Mr. Rosenthal’s art has also been used as presentations for individuals as varied as Presidents Carter and Clinton, John Travolta and musician Issac Stern.

This challah tray is a chic modern classic.

$120

Emily Rosenfeld:

This Jewish charity box is made of linden wood and has a pewter detail on the top and front. The pomegranate symbolizes abundance and sustenance while the tree of life connects to all mankind. It is a contemporary interpretation of the tradition, with a slot on top for change and a hinged top for access. Perfect for your mom’s vanity or next to her Shabbat candleticks, as it is custom to give charity before a jewish woman lights candles on Friday night.

$75

Amalya Nini Birchat Habayit- Blessing for the Home:

Home Blessing Birchat Habayit Harvest Round Papercuts Unframed Amalya Nini

Translation of the text is:

“May this home be a place of happiness and heath, of contentment, generousity and hope, a home of creativity and kindness. May those who visit and those who live here know only blessing and peace.”

$120

Gad Almaliah:

Internationally known artist Gad Almaliah was born and raised in Jerusalem and attended the Bezalel Academy of Art. His designs are seen on coins, medals for the Israeli Government, postal service stamps, sculpture and KETUBOT. He created the emblem for the Six Day War. Kolbo is proud to feature the many works of Gad Almaliah. This unique Woman of Valor plaque will be treasured by the special mom in your life.

$200

Mickie Caspi:

Beautifully illuminated roses add a classic elegance to the biblical quote ( Proverbs 31:10-31 ) that is traditionally sung by a husband to his wife on Friday night. The Woman of Valor is a wonderul gift from a husband to wife or from a woman’s children for Mother’s day.

$65

9in x 13in

Emanuel:

20in x 16in
Designs in raw silk are appliqued and attached with embroidery.
Made in Israel.

$58

Rimon Glass Painted Candlesticks:

These pomegranate design candlesticks really make a statement and will add a flair to any Shabbat table.

Size: Approximately 3.5″

Material: Hand Painted Glass

$25

By Israeli artist Enya Keshet.

Home blessing art in two layers cut and raised in Hebrew and English. Classic and Elegant:

Dimensions: Approximately 10″ x 10″

$112

This beautifully crafted basket by Talila Abraham recreates a 16th-century Brussels bobbin lace pattern in contemporary, etched stainless steel  for a modern elegance that can only be found in peices made by true artisans.  Use it for challah or fill it with fruit for an attractive centerpiece on your table. At The Jewish Museum.:

$195

Also comes as a gorgeous Matzoh tray by Talila Abraham at The Jewish Museum Gift Shop.:

$290

 

Challah Board ,Knife and Salt Holder:

$72

 

This cleverly designed Challah board has raised strips for the crumbs to fall through, and a Challah knife fitted to the frame:

Made in Israel.

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 14.5″

Material: Wood

$72

Though this is not exactly Judaica, we couldnt resist this charming tote by Israeli artist Barbara Shaw, features the Hebrew wordIma in the center, surrounded by a heart. Ima is the Hebrew word for mom, making this a thoughtful gift for the mom in your life. The heart is filled with expressions in both Hebrew and English relating to moms, such as “Oh’ Mama”, “Mamale” (Hebrew for mommy), “Red Hot Mama”, “Mama Mia” and “A joyful mother of children”.  Made in Israel.
Shaw was born in Australia to Polish and Hungarian immigrants. In the 1980’s her family moved to Jerusalem. Shaw now pulls all of her inspiration from Jersulam and her Jewish heritage. The focus of her work is to mix tradition with ultra modern colors and shapes. At The Jewish Museum:

$18

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