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Did you give them butter for their hands?

Did you give them butter for their hands?

Read about the wonderful daughter-mother-grandmother team that brought us a taste of a Sudanese Purim at a recent Wimshul Cooks workshop. Click on the links in the text to find the recipes. As well as making baklava and date stuffed biscuits in the session, we enjoyed a slice of Daisy’s grandmother’s busbusa which we ate whilst drinking … Continue reading

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

Aubergine Extravaganza Recipes

Aubergine Extravaganza Recipes

£300 was raised at this week’s Aubergine Extravaganza Workshop which was donated to the charity Papyrus in memory of Beth Kelin. You can visit the justgiving page to find out more – please click here. Thank you to Patricia Jacard for running a fun event and to our participants. Mini-film (2 minutes) (prepared by 10 year … Continue reading

Potato Kugel

Potato Kugel

6 medium potatoes 1 onion 3 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup matzah meal 1 ½ teaspoons of salt ¼ teaspoon of pepper 4 tablespoons of oil ¼ teaspoon of baking powder Tip: Using a magimix with grating attachment makes light work of the grating. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Peel onion and grate. Peel the … Continue reading

Rabbi Rosner’s Vegetable Cholent

Rabbi Rosner’s Vegetable Cholent

Recently Rabbi Rosner taught us how to make (meatless) Cholent. We filled a couple of slow cookers on a Friday and served up the warm and aromatic stew after the Saturday service. Possibly for the first time in 66 years (that’s how old the Synagogue is) the community was able to get a taste of … Continue reading

Mini-Hallot, lots

Mini-Hallot, lots

Lynne Sidkin ‘What should we do next?’ This was the question we asked ourselves at our first Wimshul Cooks meeting after the summer break. Following the reprint of our cookbook, we needed to agree on our next focus, apart from enjoying each other’s company and eating cake! We decided to build on our idea of … Continue reading

The Food of Love

The Food of Love

“How did a community blog become a cookery best-seller?” That’s the headline about us in October’s Jewish Renaissance magazine!Read the one page spread with recipes in this month’s Jewish Renaissance – click here! And find out more about Jewish Renaissance, a quarterly magazine with a fresh perspective on Jewish culture – and how to subscribe – www.jewishrenaissance.org.uk

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

New date for Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen Workshop

New date for Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen Workshop

NEW DATE FOR – Wimshul Cooks Workshop – 22nd November 8pm Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen with Ushma Williams Sunday 22nd November 2015, 8pm at Wimbledon Synagogue Ushma will lead a fascinating evening exploring the principles of Ayurveda, and its relevance to Indian cooking followed by a cookery demonstration of some delicious vegetarian dishes. We will … Continue reading

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush – this Saturday

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush – this Saturday

You are cordially invited to The Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush — Saturday 6th June 2015 — In celebration of the publication of The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook In gratitude to its contributors and supporters and featuring a selection of dishes from the Cookbook A short Shabbat Service starting at 10.30am followed by a Kiddush not to … Continue reading

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush

You are cordially invited to The Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush — Saturday 6th June 2015 — In celebration of the publication of The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook In gratitude to its contributors and supporters and featuring a selection of dishes from the Cookbook A short Shabbat Service starting at 10.30am followed by a Kiddush not to … Continue reading

The Cookbook is here!

The Cookbook is here!

The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook  – Our story of how food and cooking shape community – – About the Cookbook – With contributions from over 100 members of the Wimbledon Synagogue community and illustrated by over 200 beautiful photographs, The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook demonstrates how food and cooking strengthen and sustain our community. It … 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

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