Ingredients for dough:
1/4 cup browned butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups flour
Ingredients for hazelnut filling:
3/4 cup hazelnuts (or just a handful)
1 tbsp flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4-5 tbsp browned butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp flavoring - orange liqueur
Making the browned butter: Take 1/4 cup of butter and melt in the a pan. Keep constantly stirring… Eventually, it will begin to smell more nutty – and the coloring will begin to turn a light and kind of pleasant hazelnut brown. At this point, you’ve done it! Success! Take that, and add it to your mixing bowl.
Waiting for the butter to cool… Okay. Then, whisk sugar, vanilla – then eggs, salt and baking powder. Add 2 1/4 cups of flour.
Divide the dough into two large disks and place it in the fridge for probably around an hour.
If you have a food processor, simply put the hazelnuts, salt and sugar in the machine and grinding them. Brown an additional 4-5 tbsp of butter at this point, and add it to your mixture.
Add your egg and the additional flavoring
Place it back in the fridge to cool, since it will be easier to scoop. THEN, you can make your chocolate filling, if you’re so inclined.
Preheat your oven to 350F/175C, and prep some baking sheets with parchment paper.
Flour your counter accordingly, and begin to roll out the dough. The thickness does actually matter here, because the dough is so flaky. Take a glass or a cookie-cutter, and begin to cut out little circles for your hamantaschens.
In the center, take a teaspoon of your filling, roll up the sides nearest to you and pinch the top of the dough into a triangle shape.
Put them on your baking tray, put them in the oven for 11 minutes, checking after that to see how they’re doing. Eat and Enjoy! But if don't have time....
The Quickest and Easiest Snack to Celebrate the Jewish New Year?
Cut up some apples into slices and dip them in honey. It’s one of the simplest ways and a classic treat that’s often served as synagogues for the children. Delicious and (somewhat) healthy.
chocolate covered matzah and matzo ball soup: traditional jewish-American Roots // Gabriella Gricius
Chocolate Covered Matzah
4-6 sheets of matzo (depending on how much space you have on your baking sheet)
1 1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup sugar (I know it seems excessive and it is… but it’s also delicious)
14 oz Semi sweet chocolate
14 oz milk chocolate
1. Preheat the oven to 400F, cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil
2. Lay the baking sheet with matzo – as much as you can!!
3. Melt the butter and sugar together on the stovetop – and spread it on top of the matzo
4. Pop it in the oven for 3 minutes, take it out and break the chocolate evenly over all the matzo
5. Watch the chocolate melt and add your own creativity to the mix. Crumble oreos, almonds, sea salt, or even some cayenne pepper!
Matzo Ball Soup
1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
2 large onions, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
6 carrots, chopped
6 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
6 tbsp dill
salt and pepper
1 Manischewitz Matzo Ball & Soup Mix
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Here, there’s a slight dispute in my family about what’s best. Do you keep the extra vegetables and chicken in the soup? I personally like my matzo ball soup with vegetables and chicken, but others prefer to take them out and use them for other recipes and keep matzo ball soup pure and delicious. Either way, it’ll be delicious, so what are you waiting for? Go out and make a batch!
Apple Cinnamon Pie
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp ginger
3 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable cup
3/4 cpu matzo cake meal or 1 cup normal flour (if you aren’t observing religion)
5 medium apples (Golden Delicious – or sweet) – peeled, cored, halved and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
1/3 cup raisins
I’ve always been in tune with my body and diet. As soon as I start to eat anything that strays from my normal (largely plant-based, meat and dairy moderated), I immediately feel bogged down. A healthy diet has long been a big part of my life as it makes me feel good, helps me perform athletically and keeps me full throughout the day. Consider this recipe the food pairing to the What the Health film review. Not only is it easy to make and fills you up, but it makes your body happy and is super tasty. At the end of this post, I have also provided some statistics that are in the documentary What the Health, to help us think about the importance of health and how we live our lives. If you haven’t seen the film review yet head click here:
When the craze of zoodles (yes that’s right, zoodles - not noodles) came out a few years ago, I immediately jumped on it. I love being able to replace pasta with more veggies and therefore, this has been one of my go-to dinners for quite some time.
What you’ll need:
2 cups Summer Squash Zoodles (make the at home with your zoodle-maker or you can buy pre-cut)
1 clove garlic
cup of brussel sprouts or any other veggies
2 tablespoons olive oil
spices: dash of dried rosemary, oregano, basil and salt and pepper to taste
optional: Can of tuna, grilled salmon or diced chicken
½ cup pesto (store bought or made at home in food-processor: if homemade see this link: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/2653-basic-pesto)
Here are few facts within the documentary. For more click the button above.
WORLDWIDE WE ARE LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY
350 MILLION PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
1 OUT OF 3 MEDICARE DOLLARS IS SPENT ON PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORT HAS CLASSIFIED BACON & SAUSAGE AS CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS
The Fourth of July is about being surrounded with friends and family and munching on great summer foods - from sweet, juicy watermelon, to hamburgers and hotdogs and of course, summery desserts. Here is a guide to a perfect, late afternoon meal that pairs especially well with backyard games, like cornhole, and an ice cold beer.
Fireworks Burger: (8 ppl)
Burgers are an American staple, but the difference between a good burger and a great one is huge. This burger bursts in your mouth and explodes with flavors - much like a firework.
3 lbs of ground beef or bison meat
One block of sharp cheddar
Two cloves minced Garlic
Salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
2 large white onions
1 lb of bacon
Package of Brioche buns
My Preferred Toppings:
Truffle Aoili and a tad of ketchup
For the toppings be creative, add whatever you want on top, from jalenpenos, to simply just some ketchup!
Sweet Summertime Drink: (8 ppl)
Watermelon is a summertime must. It is refreshing, but also sweet and light. It’s a great finger food for kids as they run around playing games and watch fireworks, but it also can easily be blended into adult treats. This one you need to prepare the night of the third, but it’ll be worth it!
One watermelon, chopped and frozen overnight
300 ml Gin
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 cans ginger ale
Lime wedges to garnish or mint sprigs
Patriotic Dessert: (16 ppl)
Americans love their flag, but on the fourth of July it is flown higher and you can find it on kids’ faces, table settings, and even food displays of the flag. This flag recipe is very easy and has been part of our family’s celebration for years. You can make angel food cake from scratch, however for the simplicity of this recipe, store bought angel food cake will do.