Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted British (Christian) food traditions, largely without a second thought. No-one would look askance at a Jewish family tucking into turkey and mince pies in December, or …

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Sahlab – sweet, creamy hot drink AND ancient aphrodisiac!

Rich, creamy & delicious, topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a winter treat!

I was 18 years old before I visited Israel in the winter for the first time. Despite having lots of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends there, all my previous visits had been during the hot summer months, so delicious seasonal winter specialities like sahlab had totally passed me by. Also known …

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Jam doughnut pull-apart challah

Pull apart the soft, fluffy, cinnamon scented balls of sweet challah, & bite into a centre of deliciously fruity strawberry jam. A Chanukah Shabbat treat!

Do you ever use the recipe for one thing to make something else? Last year I made doughnuts for Chanukah and wondered whether the smooth, pliable dough would make good challah if it was baked instead of deep fried. This thought has been fermenting in the back of my mind all year, …

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Menorah waffles! A super-easy, cute Chanukah breakfast

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! My daughter Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However, …

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Spiralized sweet potato latkes… in the waffle-maker!

Sometimes, circumstances combine in unlikely ways to create something fabulous. I think it’s called serendipity. In this case, I had a giant sweet potato from my organic veg box, I was mulling the possibilities for interesting latkes ahead of Chanukah, and I had waffle-makers (and spiralisers) on the brain, having …

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Vegan banana mocha pick-me-up shake

banana mocha pick-me-up shake

This fruity, chocolatey, caffeinated vegan drink will give you a healthy boost whenever you need one! Try a reviving banana mocha shake for breakfast, or as a delicious pick-me-up any time. I bought this cute milk bottle for serving shakes and smoothies while I was on holiday in America, so when I made …

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Malawach – delicious Yemenite Jewish fried flatbread

malawach

I think I was in my late teens when I first ate malawach on a trip to Israel. It’s a flaky, savoury fried flatbread, that usually comes served with chopped fresh tomatoes, grated cheese, and schug – a potent Yemeni hot sauce. Sometimes you also get hard boiled egg and …

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Easy-peasy 5 ingredient waffles – & how to choose a waffle maker

5-ingredient waffles

Waffles are a bit of a Sunday morning tradition here at FFF towers. It started a few years ago, and shows no signs of abating. If anything, our attachment to our special Sunday breakfast is getting stronger! We are currently on our second ‘domestic’ waffle maker (we have this one), …

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