• Chicken,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  hannukah,  Kosher,  Main courses,  Meat,  Passover,  Quickies,  Rosh Ha'Shana,  Soy Free

    Dijon Chicken

    Ingredients 6-8 chicken thighs with skin, on bone 4 Tbsp dark brown sugar 2 tsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp Kosher salt 2 allspice kernels 2 bay leaves Preparation Preheat oven to 170°C/350°F/Gas mark 4. Clean excess skin and fat off chicken. Rinse chicken thoroughly and dry with paper towel. Mix all ingredients well in a bowl, so that chicken is completely covered. Arrange chicken thighs closely in oven-proof dish. Roast for approximately 1½ hours until skin is crisp.

  • Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Fish,  Gluten Free,  Holidays,  Kosher,  Parve,  Passover,  Pre-preparation required,  Quickies,  Rosh Ha'Shana,  Shavu'ot,  Soy Free

    Herb-Blanketed Salmon Fillet

    Ingredients ½ a salmon, filleted For the herb-blanket: 2 cups fresh coriander, leaves only 12 garlic cloves ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup semi-dry white wine ½ Tbsp. kosher (coarse) salt Preparation Chop all herb-blanket ingredients in a food processor. Place salmon fillet in a pan over baking paper. Smear herb-blanket evenly over the fillet. Cover the pan with tin foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Preheat your oven to 180C/360F. Place covered pan in oven and reduce heat to 160C/320F. Bake covered for 15 minutes, then remove tin foil and continue baking for 10-15 minutes. Cut into 3cm/1¼” wide strips and serve.

  • Breads,  Buns and Rolls,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Parve,  Rosh Ha'Shana,  Savory bakes,  Shavu'ot,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Soft Dipping-Perfect GF Challah

    Ingredients 250 gr. Tagmish GF flour 5 gr. dry yeast 30 gr. sugar (for sweet Challah, double the amount) 5 gr. salt 220 ml. ice-cold water 25 gr. soft butter-flavored Mazola margarine (or soft butter) Coating: 2 Tbsp. soy/almond milk (or 1 egg yolk) + 1 tsp. vegetable oil Sesame seeds and Kosher salt for sprinkling Preparation Mix all dry ingredients in a your stand-mixer bowl (attach the kneading hook). Add the cold water and knead on lowest speed for 2-3 minutes, until you get a soft, sticky dough. Add the soft margarine/butter and continue kneading until completely incorporated, approx. 8 minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise…

  • Cakes,  Cookies,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Parve,  Quickies,  Rosh Ha'Shana,  Vegetarian

    Vered’s Honey Muffins or Cake

    If you follow this blog, you know there’s a lot more recipe-writing than blogging going on, but as my son said these are the best baked goods he’s ever had when he first tasted them, I think I need to pay special tribute to the recipe’s source. I have been fortunate enough to get to know a lovely lady, whose son attends the same class as mine. Last year at this time (Rosh Hashana) she made the class her Honey Muffins… My son demanded (and nagged) that I call her up that same day, and ask for the recipe. The first time I made them, I didn’t get the texture…

  • Meal suggestions,  Rosh Ha'Shana

    Happy Rosh Hashana

    My Rosh Hashana Meal… I’ve put together a collection of my recipes that seem particularly appropriate for Rosh Hashana. Of course, during the holidays, like any good Jew, we go overboard with our selection and amounts, but I think this is a good basis to build a great, festive meal around. For our non-Jewish followers – you can make these just because they’re yummy 🙂 Have a great holiday! May all you prepare for your loved ones turn out as great as the love it was made with, may you be full but not stuffed, may no calorie remain in your body after the holiday, may someone else do the…