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Abraham’s Tent – a Welcome Confection

Abraham’s Tent – a Welcome Confection

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

Hamantaschen – WimShul style!

Hamantaschen – WimShul style!

Anyone entering the Shul building this Wednesday afternoon would have been met by the glorious aroma of freshly baked hamantaschen. This morning was the Wimshul Cooks’ Purim bake-in which was a truly ‘hands-on’ and inter-generational event, enjoyed by the nursery, baby and toddler group, and adult education classes. Two baking stations were set up – one for … Continue reading

Hamantaschen – Texas style!

Hamantaschen – Texas style!

By Carra Kane Making Hamantaschen is something I only started doing since becoming a parent. When Jadyn was in Reception, I knew the best way for the little ones to remember me and the Jewish stories I read to them, was through food! I pre-made the dough, rolled it out and made dozens of “pre-cut” … Continue reading

Lynne’s chocolate fridge biscuits

Lynne’s chocolate fridge biscuits

Lynne’s chocolate fridge biscuits are infamous, a regular feature of her kiddushim. Lynne says they are one of her most popular bakes: “the recipe originally came from my mother’s friend in Bristol and has now been passed far and wide.” Ingredients 110g (4oz) margarine 2 tbsps golden syrup 25g (1oz) caster sugar 1and half tbsps drinking … Continue reading

Lynne and Kiddushim

Lynne and Kiddushim

It took a little persuasion, but Lynne – the face of Kiddushim at Wimbledon & District, a superb baker and a member of WimShul Cooks has written this for our blog: How did you get involved? Our son, Sam, was Barmitzvah in 2002 and it was shortly afterwards that I became pulled into Synagogue Community … Continue reading

Joseph Cookies

Joseph Cookies

As featured in the Jewish Chronicle! By Victoria Silverlock We were studying the story of Joseph’s Splendid, Absolutely Magnificent, Rainbow-Coloured Coat in Sunday morning’s Playshul (for the under-5s and their parents) and made these truly colourful biscuits to go with the story. Ingredients 225g softened butter 110g caster sugar 275g plain flour food colouring Method … Continue reading

Hanukkah Baking Fun

Hanukkah Baking Fun

By Victoria Silverlock In preparation for Hannukah, we made dreidel shaped gingerbread at playshul. The children had fun kneading, rolling and using the cutters to cut out dreidel shaped biscuits. Gingerbread 4 oz butter 4 oz sugar 10 oz self-raising flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2-3 tablespoons syrup (warmed) Cream the fat and sugar together … Continue reading

Eleri’s Edible Sukkah

Eleri’s Edible Sukkah

Submitted by Eleri Larkum (of Gingerbread dreidel fame). Here’s my recipe for best ever biscuits for icing. I love it, in the way that many people love Nigella’s recipe for vanilla biscuits, because it works perfectly every time. The baking time is approximate – I leave them in for as long as I can to … Continue reading