Filed under Hanukkah

Hanukkah mash-up

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)

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

Hanukkah mash-up

Hanukkah mash-up

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)

Inclusive latkes and apple sauce

Inclusive latkes and apple sauce

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

The festival of chocolate…I mean lights

The festival of chocolate…I mean lights

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

Hanukkah Photos

Hanukkah Photos

Here are a few photos from Hanukkah 2012, some of which are food related, and some of which were taken at the Children’s Hanukkah party at the synagogue.

They went like hot cakes!

They went like hot cakes!

By Liz Ison The week before Chanukah, WimShul Cooks organised a latke tasting morning with 12 different types of latke on offer. As well as varieties of the more traditional fried potato latke, there were innovative vegetable latkes, like courgette and corn, which are baked with a little oil rather than fried. We also had … 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

Elucidating latkes

Elucidating latkes

By Liz Ison “Although the potato latke has become the iconic Ashkenazic Hanukkah food, it is actually a relatively new innovation. The Maccabees never saw a potato, much less a potato pancake.” Gil Marks, Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, 2010 So, how did potato latkes and Hanukkah become associated? Gil Marks, an American Rabbi, chef and … Continue reading

Time to reinvent the latke?

Time to reinvent the latke?

By Alison Kelin Chanukah has always been a big deal in our house.  When the girls were little they loved to decorate the house with paper dreidels and Chanukah gelt and a huge paper chain Chanukkiah. Latkes have also been important and over the years I have experimented with different varieties from carrot to broccoli, … Continue reading