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5 Must-Read Holiday Baking How-Tos!

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The holidays can be an incredibly enjoyable time of the year, but they can also be a stressful time for many of us. Entertaining family and friends, baking holiday goodies and even wrapping up gifts take time and organization, and when you have to budget time (and finances), it is helpful to have a few handy how-tos to guide you through the season. These are ... Read More »

Baking Bites 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

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It always helps to get a few more gift ideas as the holidays approach. Inspiration just might help you to pick out that perfect gift for the cook or baker or foodie in your lift – and might even inspire you to add something to your wish list, too. Kitchen Gifts for Bakers and Cooks A stand mixer is and will always be one of ... Read More »

Peanut Butter and Jelly Rugelach

PB & J Rugelach, up close

When I was a kid, I really disliked rugelach. It wasn’t a cookie I encountered often, but they always popped up around the holidays at Hannukah or Christmas parties. I didn’t like the mystery nut fillings, which rarely had a distinct flavor, and I disliked the fact that they were usually hard and dry. In short, I didn’t care for rugelach because I had always ... Read More »

Baked Sufganiyot (a.k.a. Bite Sized Jelly Donut Holes)

Bite Sized Jelly Donut Holes

Sufganiyot are a type of jelly filled donut that are traditionally served around Hannukah, a holiday that bases many of its most popular foods on frying. The sufganiyot are not much different than any other jelly donut. They are made with a fluffy yeast dough, deep fried and then injected with a generous amount of jam or other fruity fillings. Although deep fried donuts are ... Read More »

How to Braid Challah: Three, Four and Five Strand Braids

Five Strand Challah Braid

Challah bread is typically braided, whether you are making one that is plain or one that is packed full of raisins. You can treat the dough like any other bread and put it in a loaf and or simply shape it into a round, but the dough is very easy to handle and the finished braids are so beautiful that it is worth putting in ... Read More »

Star of David Cupcake Pan

Star of David Cupcake Pan

The Star of David is an easily recognized symbol of Judaism, so what better way to present a dessert at a Hanukkah party than with a cake baked in the shape of that six-pointed star? A silicone Star of David Cupcake Pan bakes six small cakes, each the size of a large cupcake, in the shape of the Star of David. The details of the ... Read More »

A few Hanukakh recipe ideas

A few Hannukah recipe ideas

Hanukkah starts at sundown tonight. For many of my friends, this means the start of several days of holiday parties, and gatherings of family and friends over good food. Part of the tradition of Hanukkah is eating fried foods, using oil in celebration of an historic miracle where a single day’s worth of oil lasted for eight days and nights. Fried potato pancakes, or latkes, ... Read More »

Cream Cheese Noodle Kugel

Cream Cheese Noodle Kugel

The first time I was served kugel, I was very young and eating dinner at a friend’s house. Her mom made brisket and kugel for dinner and, while I liked the brisket, I kept clear of the kugel. A noodle casserole? A sweet noodle casserole? Were they kidding? Fortunately, her mom wasn’t offended that I didn’t want to try it right off the bat and ... Read More »

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