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Egg, Nut, and Dairy Free (Vegan) Hammentashen for Purim

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Egg, Nut, and Dairy Free (Vegan) Hammentashen for Purim

3 Comments 03 March 2015

Meet my favorite Mom with a Mission- Rachel Orenstein Packer. Last year Rachel and I met somehow via the web, and Rachel graciously offered to write up some recipes for adults and kids that have egg, nut, and dairy allergies, which oddly seem so prevalent nowadays. Rachel was so passionate about the topic, she then started her own blog, Life is Good, Lick the Bowl and her recipes and valuable advice have been featured in many magazines, newspapers and blogs. Try this Hammentashen recipe which uses moist tofu as a useful substitute for eggs. 


Egg, Nut, and Dairy Free (Vegan) Hammentashen

By: Rachel Ornstein Packer

As you may know, my youngest, Ari, was diagnosed with food allergies to eggs and nuts three years ago.  At the time, Purim was just around the corner and it painfully dawned on me that he wasn’t going to be able to eat any of the hamantashen. Ari usually begins asking for hamantashen in September. Clearly, this was going to be difficult.

My attempts to distract him by focusing on Purim’s non-food related activities such as the costume and the carnival, ultimately failed.  After all, food is the cornerstone of every Jewish holiday and the iconic hamantash is the defining food of Purim.  I hated the fact that food allergies had so quickly dampened Ari’s joy of Purim, and I was very determined to change that.

It has been three years since that fateful day at the allergist’s office, and while there have been plenty of adjustments, mistakes, questions, and frustrations along the way, one thing is certain…Jewish holidays feel joyful again.

This recipe for Chocolate Hamantashen is my family’s favorite creation thus far.  It’s a kosher recipe thats egg, nut and dairy free, and if you have any vegan friends or relatives on your mishloach manot list…these are perfect.  For those who are faint of heart when they hear the word “tofu”, please don’t be.  These hamantashen are so filled with chocolaty goodness, honestly, you can’t even taste it…really.

If you are baking for a nut allergic individual, make sure that your ingredients (especially the chocolate) are truly nut free.  Please be aware that not all chocolate is the same.  Some people are highly sensitive to chocolate products even if they don’t contain nuts because they are made on the same product line as nut candy.  To play it safe, always check your products carefully and ask questions. If you would like to know more, check out www.foodallergy.org.

Rice Dream Semi Sweet Baking Chips, (these aren’t made in a nut free facility, but they use very good manufacturing processes to avoid contamination). They are also completely gluten free but do contain soy.  They pack a nice chocolate punch. They work better as a filling for larger hamantashen. OU Pareve.

Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. These chips are manufactured in a nut, gluten, egg, and dairy and soy free facility.  Can’t go wrong with these and they are great for a chocolate ganache.  They melt very well and taste amazing.  They only come in mini form.

HASHAHAR H’AOLE Cocoa Parve Spread.  This is my go to for filling hamantashen.  The container specifically states that they are nut free.  Their website indicates that there are no nuts in any of their products.    Again, if you aren’t sure, ASK!  Chag Sameach.

Cocoa Powder- I use Hershey’s without any problems, but again…some people may be sensitive. Always check the labels.


Chocolate Hamantashen- Makes approx. 3 dozen small hamantashen

  • ½ block Soft Silken Tofu (I use Mori-nu brand)
  • 1 cup sugar (I use Florida Crystals)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

A Word about Tofu

Tofu is very easy and versatile.  In fact, I use it in many baking recipes for various holidays. Below are a few tofu pointers.

  • It comes in different consistencies.  For this recipe, soft, silken tofu is best.  Drain the tofu for a few minutes to remove any excess water.
  • Tofu comes in a vacuum-packed box in the refrigerator section of your grocery store (usually in the produce section).
  • Cut along the dotted lines at the top and the tofu will easily slide out, just gently guide it into the strainer.
  • After draining, cut the block in half.
  • Before placing it in the food processor, cut the ½-block piece into smaller pieces to distribute it more thoroughly in the food processor.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, blend the tofu, oil and sugar until ingredients are smooth and creamy.  Make sure to scrape down the sides in order to get all the little bits of tofu blended.
  3. Add the vanilla and blend again.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Combine the liquid ingredients with the dry and mix.  You will have to switch to using your hands until it becomes dough.  The dough will be sticky.  If it is too sticky, just sprinkle with some more flour while you work it into smooth dough.
  6. Place the dough into a Ziploc bag, or wrap in saran wrap and chill in the freezer for an hour.
  7. When you are ready to roll out the dough, work with what you need and keep the rest in the freezer.  The dough softens rather quickly and is delicate so you have to keep it cold and work fast.
  8. Place the dough on a floured surface (I usually cut a gallon size Ziploc bag in half and place the dough between the two sheets with a little flour, I find that the dough doesn’t stick to the bags as much.
  9. Roll the dough to ¼-inch thickness and use a round cookie cutter to make rounds.  I actually use a small juice glass that is 2 ½ inches round.  You can make them bigger if you so desire.
  10. Fill the hamantashen with a ¼  to ½ tsp. of filling.  You can use fruit preserves, jellies, chocolate ganache, plain old chocolate chips (use mini chips for mini hamantashen because they don’t tear the dough), or my favorite…Israeli chocolate spread.
  11. Bring the sides up over the filling and press into a triangular shape. Pinch the seams closed so the filling doesn’t ooze out.
  12. Space the hamantashen out about an inch apart on your baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes.  Remember, if you want them crunchy like a cookie; keep them in longer than 15 minutes.  If you are a cakey hamantashen lover, then begin checking them at around 13 minutes to see how well cooked they are.
  13. Remove and cool for about 1 minute on baking tray, then transfer to a cookie rack.




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Crispy Baked Spinach Ricotta Wontons by Robin Jemal

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Crispy Baked Spinach Ricotta Wontons by Robin Jemal

2 Comments 01 November 2012


Robin Jemal, our community’s very own gourmet kosher cook has shared yet another delicious easy kosher recipe with The Jewish Hostess. Low fat, and chock full of iron packed spinach, this recipe is another winner! Check out Robin’s cookbook Dare to Be Different.

Its a perfect Jewish holiday or hostess gift!

Spinach- Ricotta Wontons:

  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • olive oil
  • 2 bags baby spinach, cleaned
  • salt
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • pepper
  • 1 package square or round Wonton wrappers
  • Olive oil spray

Sauté garlic in a small amount of olive oil. Add spinach and salt (to taste) and cook until spinach is wilted. Drain well, squeeze out water then let cool.

Add ricotta, basil, mint, sundried tomatoes and pepper to spinach mixture and mix well.


Lay out one wonton wrapper, keeping the rest covered with a damp cloth so they do not dry out. In the center of the wrapper, place  ½ tablespoon of spinach mixture. Spread water over the edges of the wrapper and fold into a triangle. Ensure that edges are tightly sealed by pressing down with a fork.

To bake: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay out wontons on a baking tray, and coat with olive oil spray. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and bake for another 10 minutes, until crisp.


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My Secret Biscotti Dessert Recipe

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My Secret Biscotti Dessert Recipe

3 Comments 12 September 2012

I cannot reveal the source of this great biscotti recipe, because it was given to me years ago by a wonderful woman who wouldn’t want her name announced on the world wide web. Suffice it to say that this recipe comes from the heart of a very special person that came into my life for a very short while. This woman arrived at my doorstep with a basket of chocolate chip AND chocolate – chocolate-chip biscotti PLUS the recipe printed out, PLUS a brand new serrated knife that I should use when making this her crunchy treats. Just as she share her recipe with me, I’m so happy in turn, to share it with you.

Enjoy!!! Marlene

Recipe for Secret Biscotti

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • (for a double chocolate flavor- use 1 1/2 cups of flour, and 1/2 cup of cocoa instead of 2 cups of flour)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 package of chocolate chips (not artificially flavored chips!!)
  • optional- add whole or sliced almonds. (whole almonds make the biscotti harder to slice)

Mix all wet ingredients in a kitchen aid.

Mix in dry ingredients.

Spoon and shape onto sprayed parchment paper into 2 long logs.

Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until top is not doughy.

Take out of the oven, cook on a rack.

Remove the logs with a spatula and place on a cutting board. (These will break easily so use special care!)

With a long, sharp, serrated knife, slice diagonally for long pretty biscotti make sure to push down gently yet firmly so the slices don’t crack.

Place sliced biscotti back on the baking tray and place in the oven at 325 degrees for an additional 15 minutes.

Bake for an extra 5 or 10 minutes if you like them really crunchy.

Happy Holidays!


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Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies By Susan T. Lindau

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Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies By Susan T. Lindau

No Comments 15 August 2012

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Thank you Susan for sending in this chocolate lover’s dream cookie! Looks yummy and easy to whip up! 

“Hi Marlene,

Enjoy these killer cookies that do a lot to help the “medicine go down”.  I have friends who come to my house for a meal because these cookies will be served.

I have also provided these cookies on the last day of the semester so even if the class has required blood, sweat & tears, my students are

rewarded at the end for hanging in (I teach at USC in Los Angeles)”. Susan T Lindau

 Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies

  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips,
  •  4 eggs divided
  • 2 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
  •   1 ½  cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  1 ½  tbs espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp bkng powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  •  1/2 c. toasted walnuts

1.         Melt unsweetened chocolate, 1/2 c chocolate chips, and the semisweet chopped chocolate with the butter in a pan placed over simmering water.

2.         Sift together flour, baking powder, salt (or mix together with a whisk).

3.         Combine eggs, sugar, espresso powder, vanilla.  Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture.

4.         Fold in flour mixture  & nuts

5.         Chill for at least 1 hour do not chill overnight (becomes too hard to handle).

6.         Preheat oven to 400 degrees

7.         On buttered & floured cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet, place rounded tablespoons of dough.

8.         Bake 7 – 10 minutes.  Carefully remove parchment paper to cooling rack, when cool enough to handle, using a spatula, remove from paper and allow to cool completely before packing in airtight plastic bags for freezing.  Or serve NOW!!  These cookies a great cold – do not store in the refrigerator – they will dry out.

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Tu Bishvat Coconut Almond Date Truffles

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Tu Bishvat Coconut Almond Date Truffles

1 Comment 16 January 2012

Coconut Date Truffles

I decided to add a twist to the Almond Date Truffle recipe that I posted  last week. This Shabbat  afternoon I kept telling myself that they are totally natural and have no sugar at ALL….. they were so good with a cup of tea…. I wont tell you how many of these delicious treats I ate, but I can assure you that I will be in the Spin room at the gym bright and early tomorrow morning!!!

They are so easy to make. The whole recipe took about 12 minutes to put together and of course needs no baking. Great for Rosh Hashanah, Tu Bishvat, Passover, and all year round!! Gluten Free!!!

Kosher Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dried dates
  • 1 cup chopped  almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amaretto (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

  1. Grind almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a baking sheet and toast in oven for 5 to 7 minutes, until fragrant  and slightly darker.
  2. Place the dates, almonds cinnamon, and honey in a food processor.  Pulse the processor until the mixture comes together to form a ball.
  3. Form cherry-sized balls out of the mixture and roll them in  coconut to coat.  Enjoy them right away or store them in the fridge for later!
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No-Fry Sweet Potato Latkes on Chanuka

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No-Fry Sweet Potato Latkes on Chanuka

4 Comments 29 November 2011

You don’t have to feel like you gained 10 pounds this Hanuka. Try these low fat healthy sweet potato latkes and enjoy every minute of  Hanuka with your kids. Try to sneak in whole wheat pastry flour instead of the white flour and this may become an all year round treat for your family!

My sister in law made  this great latkes version and she found that it worked better on parchment paper rather than tin foil.

No-Fry Latkes with special permission by Norene Gilletz from her fabulous cookbook Healthy Helpings.


One no-fry latke contains just 1 gram of fat, compared to 2.7 grams for the fried version!

  • 1 very large sweet potato,plus 2 Idaho potatoes
  • 4 tsp. canola or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic, if desired
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 1 egg & 2 egg whites (or 2 eggs),lightly beaten
  • 1/4 c. flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

*1. Place oven racks on the lowest and middle positions in your oven. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spray each sheet of parchment paper lightly with non-stick spray, then brush each sheet with 1 tsp. of oil. (This provides a crispy exterior to the latke.)

2. Peel potatoes or scrub them well if you don’t want to peel them. Grate potatoes. (The processor does this quickly.) Transfer them to another bowl. Use the processor to finely mince onion, garlic and dill. Add potatoes, egg, egg whites and remaining 2 tsp. of oil to the processor. Mix using quick on/off turns. Add remaining ingredients and mix briefly. If over-processed, potatoes will be too fine.

3. Drop mixture by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon to form latkes. Bake uncovered at 450°F for 10 minutes, or until bottoms are nicely browned and crispy. Turn latkes over. Transfer pan from the upper rack to the lower rack and vice versa. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes longer, or until brown. Best when served immediately.

*Note: Alternatively, line the pan with parchment paper, such as Chefs Select. Bake uncovered at 425°F for 12 minutes. Ensure the paper does not extend beyond the baking sheet or touch the walls of the oven.

Yield: 2 dozen medium latkes or 6 dozen minis.

Serve with applesauce, low-fat sour cream or yogurt topped with minced lox and chives. Latkes freeze well.

Nutritional Information:

36 calories per medium latke, 1 g fat (0.1 saturated), 9 mg cholesterol, 1 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 92 mg sodium, 143 mg potassium, trace iron, <1 g fiber, 10 mg calcium.


Prepare latkes as directed above, but use 4 or 5 medium Idaho potatoes (2 lb./1 kg.). One latke contains 50 calories, 1.3 g fat and 18 mg cholesterol.

Norene Gilletz is a cookbook author and food writer based in Toronto, Canada. Her world revolves around food! For more information about Norene’s kosher cookbooks, visit www.gourmania.com.

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Easy Oven Fries with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil

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Easy Oven Fries with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil

No Comments 14 November 2011


This sophisticated version of good old  french fries are updated with tangy parmesan cheese and exotic truffle oil from Italy. Truffle oils are used in small amounts to enhance the flavor of a dish and is usually added AFTER cooking because it is said that  the aromatic flavor gets lost in the cooking process. Learn more about truffle oils HERE.  Let me know how you like this gourmet and easy side dish!! Marlene

Parmesan & White Truffle Oil Oven Fries

Truffle Oil, D'Allasandro, White - 8 Oz Bottle Each

If you don’t have truffle oil on hand, you can easily buy it  from Amazon: Kosher Truffle Oil, D’Allasandro, White – 8 Oz Bottle Each.


    • 6-8 Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced into 12 wedges
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons kosher  white truffle oil
    • 2-4 tablespoons of  fresh kosher parmesan cheese
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Thoroughly clean the potatoes and slice each potato into 12 wedges.  Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast in the oven until golden brown, about 18-25 minutes (depending on how crispy you like your fries).  Remove from the oven, toss with parmesan  Drizzle with white truffle oil.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish, if desired. Serve with any fish, soup, and a salad.

kosher recipe adapted from http://blogs.babble.com

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Stuffed Eggplant Skins Roasted with Chicken and Eggplant Slices

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Stuffed Eggplant Skins Roasted with Chicken and Eggplant Slices

2 Comments 06 September 2011

This recipe for Syrian stuffed eggplant skins, chicken, and eggplant is a favorite of mine, and there is never a piece of eggplant or chicken left in the tin by the Monday night after Shabbat.  Its perfect for a large crowd because you can fit so many chicken pieces,specha,and baked eggplant slices in one large roasting pan. Just by looking at these pictures I can really almost smell the succulent eggplant roasting with the spiced chicken!!! I’m really not kidding!!
I’m sure that many Syrian Jewish housewives have their own technique for making this Shabbat dish. Please comment below if you have a different variation!
  • 3 packs of dried eggplant skins available at most Syrian markets here in Brooklyn, NY.
Ingredients for this kosher recipe:
  • 2 lbs of chop meat. mixed with allspice, cinnamon, salt, 2/3 cup arborio rice, and 1/2 cup water.
  • 2 packs of chicken cut into 8 or 10. (The chicken tastes better with the skin on but honestly, I hate cleaning chickens so I tell the butcher to remove the skin for me.)
  • 2 eggplants sliced (white eggplants are sweeter)
Open up the little packs of dried eggplant and place in a pot with water. Boil 2-3 minutes to soften.
Make the hashu (filling) mixture above: 2 pounds lean chop meat mixed with 2/3 cup of arborio rice, mixed with a small palmful each of allspice, salt, and cinnamon. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water and mix very, very well. (I use kitchen gloves)
Stuff each eggplant pocket with the hashu filling.If you have extra meat you can make “hashu balls” into torpedo shapes and freeze for a later date to throw into any chicken or “peas and hashu” recipe.
  1. Place sliced eggplants on a parchment lined sheet pan and brush lightly with safflower oil.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes until similar to the picture above.
  3. Pour oil  0nto bottom of  a large roaster to coat.
  4. Place chicken pieces into pan.
  5. Sprinkle some garlic salt, salt, paprika, and allspice on top of chicken.
  6. Layer with eggplant slices.
  7. Top with stuffed specha (dried eggplant skins). You can place some more eggplant slices on top of  specha.
  8. Drizzle with more safflower oil.
  9. Drizzle about 3/4 cup of water around edge of ingredients in the roaster to ensure it doesnt dry out. If you are using chicken without skin, then add some extra water.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for A VERY LONG TIME!. (about 3-4 hours maybe more!) Keep checking until chicken is roasted and the specha is nice and dried and eggplant is melted over the chicken. If it seems watery, you may uncover and roast for an extra half hour. Enjoy and let me know how your chicken with specha comes out!!!

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Chocolate Nut Chunk Wrapped Gifts for the Holidays

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Chocolate Nut Chunk Wrapped Gifts for the Holidays

1 Comment 19 March 2011

Chocolate Orange Peanut Bark

Its so easy to make your own gourmet chocolates and package them yourself as a gorgeous holiday hostess gift. Inspired by Martha Stewart, I decided to create something scrumtious from scratch. Chocolate-Orange Peanut Bark – Preparation  time- 25 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of kosher chocolate chips
  • 1 orange
  • 1 1/3 cups of any kind of  lightly roasted nut.
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt

how to:

1-Chill an aluminum foil lined baking sheet . 2-Remove the zest from the orange with a vegetable peeler. Slice the zest into long pieces with a sharp knife. 3-Melt a bag of  chocolate chips in a double boiler. 4-mix in half of the zest and nuts, immediately pour onto the chilled sheet and spread into a rectangle with a rubber spatula. 5-Sprinkle with remaining zest, nuts, and salt. Chill until firm. Break into pieces. May be stored in airtight container in the freezer. For a chic homemade holiday gift- package these in a tin from Atlantic Sales. Cut Parchment Paper with pinking shears and line each layer.

Wrap with cellophane and a beautiful ribbon!

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Esther’s Chocolate Almond Biscotti

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Esther’s Chocolate Almond Biscotti

3 Comments 25 January 2011

Watch this authentic Italian grandma knead her biscotti dough. She has all the time in the world and puts real love into that dough!!!!

Brings back memories…..

In Italian, the word “biscotto” means “biscuit” or “cookie.” The root words “bis” and “cotto” literally mean “twice” and “baked.”Bakers shape the dough into a log, bake it, evenly slice it into cookies (hopefully they stay in one long piece), and then toast and turn the cookies again until they are perfect.

Biscotti have a great shelf life of at least a week, but they stay even longer if you seal them in an airtight container in the freezer. They are margarine and oil-free so treat yourself to one after dinner!  Great to keep in the freezer for an unexpected guest!

Thank you Eshter Serouya for the great recipe!

  • 1 1/2 cups whole almonds
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Directions for this Kosher Recipe

  1. place 1/2 cup of the almonds into a food processor ,grind and set aside.
  2. combine flour,baking powder,salt,sugar. add the almonds. with the paddle attachment beat in the eggs,vanilla and almond extracts.add chocolate chips and remaining almonds.
  3. shape into thin logs and place on greased baking tray. bake for about 30 mins or until golden. remove from oven. when they are warm(not completely cooled),slice thin at a diagonal angle and re-toast for 5 minutes.
  4. keep in airtight container
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The Quickest Onion Herb Focaccia Recipe Ever

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The Quickest Onion Herb Focaccia Recipe Ever

1 Comment 08 September 2010

I always wished I could whip up a good focaccia recipe in time for the family dinner, but somehow I would get discouraged by the endless time and energy needed to get it right. Now all you have to do is run in to your favorite pizza store to get a batch of dough and you are halfway there.  This recipe does the trick for a busy Jewish mom. Enjoy!
  1. Buy fresh dough at your local pizza store or buy the frozen kosher brand at the supermarket.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough into a 10-by-15-inch rectangle;
  3. Press into an oiled rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Mix 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary and/or oregano, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and a big pinch of sea salt.
  5. Brush half of the herb oil over the dough, then set aside until puffy, about 1 hour.
  6. Make dimples in the dough with your fingers and top with thin onion slices and shaved parmesan.
  7. Bake at 400 until golden, about 20 minutes.
  8. Brush with the remaining herb oil.


No Mess Fish in Parchment Paper

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No Mess Fish in Parchment Paper

4 Comments 20 March 2010

This gourmet- practically fat-free recipe will be a hit with your family or for entertaining on the holidays. Because you dont even need a pot, its a no-brainer for weeknights. If you use this recipe for Passover, make sure your parchment paper is marked Kosher for Passover, as some have an invisible coating of flour on top.

Recipe Ingredients:

    1. Any flat fish such as fillet of sole or dover sole.
    2. Assorted vegetables such as  cherry tomatoes, french string beans, radishes, red peppers.
    3. Kalamata olives add great flavor.
    4. Lemon zest- check out the video for tips on zesting
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil on a 12″ round piece of parchment paper and spread with a brush.
  • Place fish skin side down
  • season with salt and pepper
  • surround with vegetables
  • add lemon zest on top
  • seal pouch  beginning from end that is toward you. Watch how Adam does it!
  • Make sure its an air tight seal.
  • Place on a sheet pan in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • It should be brown and puffy Enjoy!
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Almond-Coconut Macaroons

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Almond-Coconut Macaroons

No Comments 10 March 2010

image from “the Joy of Baking.com











Who knew that even Martha Stewart is cooking Passover treats?

These Passover cookies couldn’t be easier to make — just stir and bake — and they require only a handful of ingredients. The coconut treats are crisp and nutty, with a chewy center.

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Makes Serving Size of 8

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt

Kosher Recipe

Directions Cont’d
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment. Whisk together sugar and egg white in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Form dough into eight 2-tablespoon mounds, and drop each onto sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake macaroons until
    Coconut macaroons, a type of popular meringue-...

    Coconut macaroons, a type of popular meringue-like cookie which has an egg white base and prominently features dried (and often sweetened) coconut meat shavings. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    golden-brown on bottoms and edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool. Macaroons will keep, covered, for up to 1 week

Check out Martha Stewarts Chocolate Chunk macaroons!

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