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The Perfect Holiday Apple Cake Recipe

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The Perfect Holiday Apple Cake Recipe

1 Comment 30 September 2012

This is a great apple cake recipe that I adapted from the purple Shaare Torah cookbook. My kids whipped it up while I was busy cooking the main dishes for the holiday. They were so proud of their new creation and everyone enjoyed it because it was moist and was so  much more delicious than a store bought cake!  You can use a bunt cake pan for this traditional  cake recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 10 Honey Crisp apples sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 Cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup safflower oil
  • 3 tsp.vanilla
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a bundt pan.
  3. In a Kitchen Aid  bowl mix sliced apples with cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Mix dry ingredients.
  5. Add wet ingredients and mix in Kitchen Aid.
  6. Pour 1/3 apples into pan.
  7. Add 1/2 of batter.
  8. Add 1/3 more apples.
  9. Add rest of batter.
  10. Top layer should be layered neatly. (the photo above is a different version of an apple cake but that is how the apple should be layered).
  11. Bake 1 hour and 45 minutes till knife comes out clean.

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Amy Atlas’s Sweet Peanut Butter Bars After Dinner Treat

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Amy Atlas’s Sweet Peanut Butter Bars After Dinner Treat

No Comments 06 June 2012

This instant ready dessert by Amy Atlas is a real after dinner dairy treat. Its also the perfect “chill and wrap” hostess gift that will be gobbled up by kids and adults alike.

Make sure you cut all of the squares evenly. I like to cut these peanut butter treats on the diagonal to form a diamond shape. Enjoy! Marlene

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

32 1-inch squares

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 18 tablespoons unsalted butter or Earth Balance divided into 12 tablespoons melted and 6 tablespoons softened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅜ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate such as Ghirardelli, finely chopped
  • ⅜ cup heavy cream

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, the 12 tablespoons of melted butter, and the granulated sugar and stir until the crumbs are thoroughly moistened. Firmly press into bottom of a 9- × 9-inch baking pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to help press the crust down.

2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, salt, and the 6 tablespoons of softened butter until completely combined. Spread over graham crust and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Chill until set, at least 1 hour.

3. Meanwhile, heat the chocolate and cream in a medium microwave-safe bowl, stirring with a whisk every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter filling and evenly spread with an offset spatula. Jiggle the pan to smooth out the chocolate. Chill until set, about 1 hour. Using a hot, wet knife, cut into 1-inch squares and arrange on a rimmed tray filled with multicolored candy.

Image Source: From SWEET DESIGNS by Amy Atlas. Copyright (C) 2012 Amy Atlas and The Stonesong Press, LLC. Photography by Johnny Miller. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All RIghts Reserved.

Recipe Source: From SWEET DESIGNS by Amy Atlas. Copyright (C) 2012 Amy Atlas and The Stonesong Press, LLC. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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Fool-Proof “Guaranteed Hamotzei” Challah

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Fool-Proof “Guaranteed Hamotzei” Challah

13 Comments 06 May 2011

Thank You Marni Levy for sending in this delicious challah recipe! Shabbat Shalom to all!

“Hi Marlene-

As we spoke about today, I wanted to share my concept for the  “ideal” challah . Unlike cooking, which is very subjective, baking is purely scientific. Recipes must be followed to guarantee consistent results. A challah recipe for a 5 lb bag of flour requires 6 cups of liquid-without exception! What’s considered liquid?-water obviously, oil & yes-eggs are counted among liquid ingredients. Each egg is considered 1/4 C of liquid.

My recipe is foolproof, delectable & most of all-HAMOTZI for Sepharadim. Its very easy to turn our delicious & sweet challot into cake-literally, if we’re not careful with our infredients.  Sepharadim have stringent rules about washing on Hamotzi bread & carefully avoiding a potential “Berachah Levatalah” (blessing made in vain).

My recipe is as follows:

  • 5lb bag of white Heckers Flour (yashan 12 mos a year!) (Can also use King Arthur blue bag!)
  • 1/4 C kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp yeast
  • 1 scant C sugar
  • 1 C veg oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 C very hot water

My FOOLPROOF method: (these instructions are specific to a Bosch mixer)

  1. In a 4 C measure-put 2 C of hot water, all the sugar & all the yeast-whisk til frothy & set aside.
  2. Open top lid of mixer & pour whole bag of flour, bury the salt in the flour (salt kills yeast so burying it in flour will help avoid their contact), add veg oil & both eggs.
  3. By this time-yeast should have proofed & you should see a rise of foam on top of frothy opaque mixture. Pour that entire mixture into machine & in same measuring cup-add 2 1/2 C more hot water to get all the sediment out of the cup.
  4. Turn the machine on Speed 1 for approx 30 seconds or until machine starts to “struggle”, then Speed 2 for the same-then onto Speed 3 for exactly 2 mins-THAT’S IT!
  5. Turn dough out into large greased bowl & cover w/ plastic wrap or tea towel until doubled in size.
  6. Make your berachah & weave as you normally do. Let rise again & pre-heat oven to 350 convect or 375 reg.
  7. Brush eggwash on top, seed as you like & Bake for 35 mins & remove to cool on rack.
  8. Enjoy!!!

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