Press coverage

Press coverage

Wimshul Cooks and the Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook have been getting a little press coverage recently. An article entitled “Desert Island Texts” by Wimshul Cooks’ Miriam Edelman appeared in Jewish News last week. Click here to read it. We’re also written up in this week’s Wimbledon Guardian – “Cookbook published after popularity of Jewish community … Continue reading

Selling Like Hot Cakes

Selling Like Hot Cakes

Sorry, couldn’t resist the headline…260 copies of the Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook sold in our first week! We will be selling at the synagogue on Sunday morning 29th March, from 10am (clocks change). And available weekdays from the synagogue office. The Wimbledon Village Bookshop is now also stocking our book! Further details on the book,  reviews  and … Continue reading

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook is on sale at the Wimshul Cooks’ Book and Cake Sale: Sunday 22nd March 10 – 12.30 – click here for further details or to order online Email us your photo to add to the gallery or send in your comments on the book! wimshulcooks@gmail.com (or comments section below)   “Walking past my … Continue reading

Pesach Minna revisited

Pesach Minna revisited

Pesaj Spinach Minna Drizzled with Grape Syrup Claudia Camhi        It seemed timely to repost Claudia’s recipe following Sunday’s Passover cooking demonstration and to share with you how to make your own grape syrup.   Ingredients: 500 grams of sturdy spinach leaves, washed, patted dry and sliced into 1 cm strips 250 grams of ricotta … Continue reading

The Secret Ingredient in Lynne’s Lemon Drizzle Cake

The Secret Ingredient in Lynne’s Lemon Drizzle Cake

We can now reveal the secret ingredient in Lynne’s Lemon Drizzle Cake. Ingredients are given in order of quantity. Lynne’s lemon drizzle cake will be on sale at the Wimshul Cooks Cake Sale on Sunday 22nd March. If you wish to pre-order Lynne’s lemon drizzle cake (£6), please email ljsidkin@hotmail.com

Individual Candle Salad

Individual Candle Salad

Eleri Larkum On my last day of Hanukkah historical reconstruction baking, my true love baked for me: INDIVIDUAL CANDLE SALAD Yes, we’re back to the 1950s today. It’s just for one, as the title suggests, and presumably, once you’ve served this up at a Hanukkah feast, you’ll be dining alone from then on.     … Continue reading

A 1916 Plum Cake, Rich, for Hanucah

A 1916 Plum Cake, Rich, for Hanucah

By Eleri Larkum On the third day of Hanucah, my True Love baked for me: A PLUM CAKE, RICH, FOR HANUCAH. When Liz sent me this recipe, from her grandmother’s 1916 cookbook, Dainty Dinners and Dishes for Jewish Families by May Henry and Kate Halford, I must say I was intrigued – primarily by the commas. There’s something quite … Continue reading

Happy First Day of Hanukkah

Happy First Day of Hanukkah

By Eleri Larkum Today’s recipe comes from Like Mama Used to Make  – a cookbook produced by the Women of the Ann Arbor Chapter of Hadassah in 1952. A revised English edition was made at some point, and was probably lurking on a bookshelf of your childhood – my mother-in-law’s copy is spread before me … Continue reading

Peace spoons – reminder!

Peace spoons – reminder!

Just a reminder that the peace spoons and salad servers will be on sale this Sunday. If you would like a personalised wooden spoon with initials, please be sure to email wimshulcooks@gmail.com asap! You can also reserve other items – the salad servers are already nearly sold out! Pick up the perfect gift this Sunday … Continue reading

Peace Spoons

Peace Spoons

Pick up the perfect gift this Sunday 7th December (12-2) at Wimbledon’s Hanukkah Fair – wooden spoons or bamboo salad servers individually etched with striking designs – and can be personalised with the initials of your favourite cook or host. Just imagine Stir your soup with a Shalom spoon and smell the peace wafting through … Continue reading

Yom Kippur – before and after

Yom Kippur – before and after

We are compiling a food article on how people prepare for Yom Kippur, and especially what dishes they break the Fast with. What better than a cup of tea and a thickly buttered slice of hallah? Or does it have to be chopped herring? Please write in to wimshulcooks@gmail.com with your recipes, ideas and memories … Continue reading

A post-modern honey cake?

A post-modern honey cake?

“Dip the apple in the honey …” By Eleri Larkum What if, I mused, having passed out one day in front of Pinterest, what if, instead of apple, it was apple cake, and instead of honey, it was honey cake, and instead of dip, it was cook. “Cook the apple (cake) in the honey (cake)” … Continue reading

Follow Sybil Sheridan’s Living Below the Line Challenge

Dear Friends Yesterday evening I began to live below the line with a tomato risotto for two people that cost 61p. Over the next five days I shall be blogging on shopping cooking, eating and the state of the world.  Check it out on https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/sybil and spread the word. Sybil