Happy Hanukkah from Wimshul Cooks This is a non-edible, cultural (& homemade) kind of mash(-up). A Ladino one and a Yiddish one (watch out for the dancing latkes)
Photos of the many gingerbread dreidel made by playshul children for the Hanukkah Fair where they were decorated as a craft activity.
Gluten-Free Latkes An inclusive recipe for a Hanukkah gathering By Anne Clark 500 ml peeled, grated, raw potato (or 350 ml regular potato plus 150 ml grated onion and/or carrot and/or sweet potato) 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons buckwheat flour or gluten-free plain flour chopped parsley or coriander salt, pepper, paprika, ground nutmeg corn oil … Continue reading »
Come and buy some unique chocolate hanukkiot at this Sunday’s (24th November) Wimbledon Synagogue Hanukkah Fair between 12 and 2pm. As well as buying candles and gifts for the festival, you can pick up lunch – there’ll be bagels with various fillings, sushi, hot latkes and doughnuts. The chocolate hanukkiot have been specially made by DeRosier Chocolates based in … Continue reading »
A very successful workshop on all things spinach was led by Claudia Camhi. Participants helped her prepare a spinach minna – a special Sephardic dish for Passover, followed by a delicious spinach and ricotta quiche. We then learned the techniques of making perfect crispy spinach-stuffed bourrekas. Thank you, Claudia, for a very enjoyable evening.
At Wimbledon Synagogue, there are great bakers and foodies of all ages, and we are really pleased to feature a cookbook written by Hannah O’Keeffe, aged 13, who had her batmitzvah in October at Wimbledon Synagogue. For her tzedakah project (carried out as part of her batmitzvah preparations focusing on the mitzvah of charity), she … Continue reading »
Here is a 5 minute film on the fun of making hallah for Shabbat on a Friday morning at Apples and Honey Nursery. Hope you enjoy it. And to download a free copy of “The Little Book of Hallah”, click here for the pdf (prints on A4 paper – select “booklet” printing option). The booklet … Continue reading »
How does Wimbledon Synagogue do hospitality? This Saturday was a “Welcome Shabbat”, a Shabbat for all our members, but especially in honour of those newer to the community. The date was chosen specially because in this week’s parashah we hear the first story of hospitality in the Torah. Abraham welcomes three strangers to his tent. … Continue reading »
Cooking with Spinach Sunday 10th November 8pm, Wimbledon Synagogue Claudia Camhi will demonstrate some of her Sephardi-inspired dishes using spinach, yogurt and ricotta. There will be a chance to learn how to make crisp and light borrecas, Claudia’s speciality spinach quiche and more. And you’ll get to eat what we make at the end of … Continue reading »
Earlier in the year, Wimshul Cooks offered a “Vegetarian Friday Night menu” as part of Wimbledon Synagogue’s Auction of Promises. Judith from Apples and Honey Nursery bid for the meal and shared it with all the staff from the Nursery for their summer social. We weren’t going to quibble with the fact that this took … Continue reading »
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Saumon Poche By Josette Cohen I had an idea recently – that was approved by the synagogue Care Group – to host a lunch for anyone who is alone on a Saturday lunchtime, whatever their age. The first lunch took place at the synagogue after the service and was a great success. We thought about … Continue reading »
Rabbi Lionel Blue, regular contributor to Radio 4′s Thought for the Day, author of many books, including several cookery books, has kindly sent us two brilliant recipes: “Hummus for Kings and Paupers” followed by “The most honest recipe I know”. Thank you, Rabbi Blue, for supporting Wimshul Cooks with such generous and honest recipe writing. … Continue reading »
Wimshul cooks’ very own Claudia Camhi – and winner of two stars in the Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food – was featured in an article on Sephardi Jewish cooking in the Jewish Chronicle. Her Persian aubergines’ recipe that she made for Wimshul Cooks’ Tu B’shevat kiddush and was featured on these … Continue reading »
Wimshul Cooks set themselves the Shavuot challenge. For the Kiddush, we provided a number and variety of cheesecakes (including traditional, chocolate cheesecake and apple cheesecake with streusel topping), dairy milk brownies and Claudia’s popular, acclaimed spinach and cheese borekas. The Mount Sinai cake rightly has its own article – click here. Luckily, the congregation appeared … Continue reading »
Mount Sinai Cake by Eleri Larkum Prepared for WimShul Cooks’ Shavuot Kiddush on Wednesday – don’t miss it! To quote Eleri’s husband, David, “Cake and lego, what could be better. Amazing” For more of Eleri’s festival cakes, click here or follow the category on the right. For more photos and recipes from the Shavuot kiddush, … Continue reading »
There are lots of yummy lots to bid for in Wimbledon & District Synagogue’s Auction of Promises 2013 this Sunday 19th May. Please come along for a fun evening – click for details and full list of lots - or put in an online bid. Here are some of the foody items- and further details about the … Continue reading »
WimShul Cooks was featured in last week’s Wimbledon Guardian. Check it out here – thanks for making this happen, Claudia!
By Tal Kalderon This recipe was inspired by a fantastic falafel place I loved in Yehuda Halevi Street in Tel Aviv in the 1990s. The restaurant owner wanted to create falafel with a difference and came up with two kinds of falafel: green falafel, made with lots of coriander and orange falafel which contained sweet … Continue reading »
Food and community at Wimbledon & District Synagogue – circa early 1980s By Hilary Leek (as told in conversation to Liz Ison) I was on the Ladies Guild of Wimbledon Synagogue from the 1970s, a young mother when I joined, and a bit of a ‘mascot’ of the group as most of the other women … Continue reading »
Have a look at the entries to our Passover art competition, some of which were drawn at the communal seder. Thank you very much for these wonderful pictures. Winners will be announced very shortly. We also hope to include some in our future cookbook!