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Jewish Holiday Foods Recipes and menus

jpr54_1 Aug 24, 2012 07:05 AM

I thought it might be nice to share some family/ cookbook recipes/menus
Rosh Ha Shanah is approaching
I just ordered ground fish for gefilte fish-everyone enjoys my old fashioned Eastern European unsweetened fish.
need to buy a small brisket, sweet potatoes-etc
I have several Jewish cookbooks as well as websites for recipes

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    masha Aug 24, 2012 03:40 PM

    Anyone have an absolutely no-fail recipe for Honey Cake that's not too complicated? I made one last year from a random recipe and it fell apart when I tried to remove the cake from the pan.

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      magiesmom Aug 24, 2012 04:22 PM

      yes. this is a wonderful moist easy cake. Make it in a tube pan if you have one. Use parchment in the bottom.
      http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/0...

      If for any reason you don't want to use the whiskey, sub coffee or strong tea.
      I prefer it with half whole wheat or white whole wheat, and have subbed applesauce for half the oil, and have added walnuts and /or raisins.
      I use much less sugar too , half suggested amount, but keep it if you like a very sweet cake.
      The recipe is very flexible and always delicious.

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        masha Aug 24, 2012 06:40 PM

        Thanks!

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          classylady Aug 25, 2012 04:21 AM

          I heard that Marcy Goldman has a good recipe. I have an old cookbook that has an easy recipe.

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            magiesmom Aug 25, 2012 05:22 AM

            The one I linked is essentially that one, adapted a tiny bit by Deb Perelman.

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          masha Sep 27, 2012 12:07 PM

          Thanks again for the link to the Smitten Kitchen recipe for Honey Cake. I made a 1/3 recipe for a single loaf pan and it turned out great. I made it as a gift for my mother, who loved it. I made it exactly as written and do agree that it's really sweet. Next time I will probably omit some of the sugar.

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        critter101 Aug 24, 2012 10:50 AM

        One of my main dishes is Chicken Marbella...with the prunes in the recipe, it's a sweet meal for the holiday. Also, I can make it one or two days ahead, and just reheat before dinner. As a matter of fact, it's even better that way.

        1. biggreenmatt Aug 24, 2012 10:09 AM

          Tired of the usual overcooked turkey my folks make. I'm hosting this year and planning on serving a turkey ballantine for a change. White meat & skin wrapper, dark meat forcemeat; hoping it's a good one.

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