Category jewish

hebrew cookies

Hebrew Cookies

1 pound butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup whiskey
1 quart pecans (4 cups)
1 quart all-purpose flour (4 cups)
8 ounces confectioners? sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs. Add whiskey very slowly, stirring constantly. Add pecans and flour. This makes a very soft dough. Roll out on a floured board, keeping dough as soft as possible...

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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

Batter
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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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...

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grated potato kugel

Grated Potato Kugel

6 medium potatoes
1 onion
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
About 3/4 cup flour
Dash of white pepper (optional)
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening

Grate raw pared potatoes; squeeze out excess liquid, and grate onion into the pulp. Add eggs, salt and as much flour as necessary to make a batter that will drop from a spoon. Heat shortening in baking pan and fold into batter...

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beef with kraut

Beef with Kraut

2 to 3 pounds stew beef, flanken or ground meat (made into mini-meat balls)*
1 (32 ounce) jar fresh sauerkraut
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce (or an equal quantity of tomato mushroom sauce)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (additional if making meat balls)
1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)
Lemon juice or sugar (to taste) for adjustment of season...

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