Recipes

Stress Baking

By Peter Fritz

Looking for a distraction that provides comfort? Try baking bread. When you are making bread, the only thing you are thinking about is your bread. You are not thinking about anything else. If you want to try… Continue reading

Hallaq (Persian Charoset)

by Peter Fritz

Looking for a change from the apple, walnut and cinnamon charoset? Try hallaq, Persian charoset. Hallaq symbolizes the Jewish Exodus from Egypt and highlights some of the sweet and warm flavors from Iran such as raisins, dates… Continue reading

T”U B’Shevat Challah

BY PETER FRITZ

When Dina asked for contributions for the T’U B’Shevat seder, I offered to make the challot. Dina mentioned the Biblical “seven species” that represent the fruits of Eretz Yisrael and I adapted two recipes to use four;… Continue reading

Hanukkah Recipe for Potato Latkes

Yoellah Yuhudah

Potato Latkes on a plate

Ingredients

  1. One pound of potatoes
  2. One small onion
  3. One large egg
  4. Kosher salt, cayenne pepper
  5. ½ cup olive, or fill skillet halfway

Accompaniments

  1. Sour cream
  2. Apple sauce

Prepare:  Pre heat oven to 200º oil pan or use… Continue reading

High Holy Days Challah

By Peter Fritz

All year long our challah is braided, but it is round for Rosh Hashanah. What does the challah’s shape teach us about this special time of year?

There are many explanations. Round challahs have no end, symbolizing… Continue reading

The Meaning of Each Braid

By Peter Fritz

Freshly Baked ChallahRecently, I made several braided round challahs. Some people may have wondered why. After all, it is not Rosh Hashanah. I often make round braided challahs for events like bar/bat mitzvahs, baby naming and weddings because it… Continue reading

Peter Fritz: Challah Man

By Arnie Warshawsky

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, I learned a tiny bit about the challenges and satisfaction of baking challah. With seven other hardy souls, I attended the second showing of “Peter Fritz: Challah Man.” We were graciously hosted… Continue reading

Challah: Flour Power

By Peter Fritz

Temple Emanu-El is making their kitchen available for another class on making challah. The date is Sunday June 2. Time 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Class size is limited to 8, so if interested, register… Continue reading

Olive Oil Matzo

By Peter Fritz

Time:

30 minutes, mostly unattended

 

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 cup water

Sea salt, optional.

 

Yield: 12 servings.

  1. Heat the oven to 500 degrees. Put flour, salt and olive… Continue reading

Fennel and Orange-Scented Challah Recipe

Fennel and Orange-Scented Challah

 

by Peter Fritz

Fennel and orange scented challah is a favorite of many members of the congregation.  Because fennel and orange go so well together, I include some orange zest with some fresh orange… Continue reading