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Biblical Hallah

Biblical Hallah

by Liz Ison This Sunday at Heder the Barmitzvah class made “Biblical” hallah – hallah made with the seven Biblical species – in preparation for next Saturday’s festival of Tu B’shevat which also happens to be the first Batmitzvah of their year group. We made about 20 mini-hallot which were frozen ahead of next week. … Continue reading

The Cookbook and the Charities

The Cookbook and the Charities

The Wimbledon Synagogue Cookbook featured eight charities and good causes. An interesting and varied range of organisations, these charities have inspired our contributors in different ways. Some of the charities are directly related to food – Jewish food (Gefiltefest), the fair production of food (Fairtrade Foundation) and the provision of food and shelter to those who … Continue reading

Bagels at the Heder

Bagels at the Heder

by Camilla McGill The idea of the PTA providing bagels at the heder came from Yvonne Mason.  When I started to get involved about four years ago we were buying them from the Polish deli in Streatham who sold them to us in large paper sacks of 50 bagels which we froze.  I noticed that … Continue reading

Friday night dinner on a Monday lunchtime

Friday night dinner on a Monday lunchtime

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

How to make matzah

How to make matzah

 By Miriam Edelman This is a fun activity to do with children. The photos are from last year’s Matzah Bakery Workshop organised for the Wimbledon Heder at Richmond Synagogue. (Based on Renberg cookbook, with modifications from years of Heder children.)  Preheat oven as hot as it will go (400o F).  Line baking trays with parchment paper. … 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

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

Cooking and Learning at Apples and Honey Nursery

Cooking and Learning at Apples and Honey Nursery

by Claudia Camhi with thanks to the staff, parents and pupils of Apples and Honey Nursery for all their input Baking and sharing food is a hands-on way to build a sense of community and learn about Jewish values and traditions. At Apples and Honey Nursery children follow the seasons and Jewish festivals through cooking … Continue reading

Judith’s Hallah Dough Recipe

Here is an easy hallah dough recipe from Judith Ish-Horowicz. Judith, her teachers at Apples & Honey Nursery, and lately some of the parents of the nursery children take it in turns every Thursday to make a batch – or double batch – of this dough at home. They leave it to rise over night … Continue reading