Mondel Bread

Here is another recipe for Mondel bread, similar to the previous recipe for Passover Mondel Bread. You may remember that Mondel bread is actually a twice-baked biscuit similar to a biscotti. The two oven temperatures shown on the card are for the first and second baking. Since it doesn’t say how long to bake them, … Continue reading

Mock Kishka

Kishka is a traditional Jewish sausage which originated in Europe and literally translates as “intestine.” This may be due to the antiquated use of intestines for the casings of sausages. These days, modern Kishka is made with synthetic casings. In this recipe’s case, a casing is not used at all. The ingredients are combined, formed … Continue reading

Purim Poppy Seed Bars

I apologize for my long break in posting. It really has been overwhelming dealing with the death of a family member and all the unexpected things that have to occur when that happens. The business of grief can be painful and uncomfortable, but add to that dealing with the business of death, sorting through your … Continue reading

HamenTashen

This one had me turning to the internet to find out exactly what a Hamentashen is. As it turns out, these are a traditional Jewish cookie, most commonly associated with Purim. Purim is a holiday to celebrate the deliverance of Jews in the 4th century from a death sentence, and is related to the villain … Continue reading

Chopped Liver

This one is a hard stop for me, but I know other people like it. You will often find chopped liver on the menu of good Jewish delis. The recipe references “fat” to be added. During rationing, fat was saved and then used in cooking to replace butter and oil. You may want to use … Continue reading