Substituting Whole Wheat Flour Instead of White Flour-Substituting Whole Wheat Flour Instead of White Flour A frequent question I receive is about replacing white flour in a recipe with whole wheat flour. Here is today’s question from Suri: I have made your challah (from A Taste of Challah cookbook) many times and it’s delicious. How can I tweak it by making whole…
Yeast to Flour Ratio-Yeast to Flour Ratio I have read all your info on yeast, but am still confused!! – I have just bought individual 11g sachets of Instant Dry Yeast (manufacturer Dagan) – how do I use it in my challas????- I look forward to your reply – many thanks, An 11 gram packet is about 2…
Types of Whole Wheat Flour-A Word About Types of Whole Wheat Flour There are several types on the market, both in Israel as well as abroad. There is regular, stone ground whole wheat flour which is tasty and healthy, but a much heavier, bran-ny kind of consistency. Then there is something called very finely ground whole wheat flour. It…
Whole Wheat Flour, Egg Substitution and Kneading-Hello again! I was about to begin baking my challah using whole wheat flour and without eggs. Your recipe says to put the ingredients into a mixer bowl and knead for ten minutes with a mixer. Do you mean a hand held mixer like I use for cakes? Or only the heavy duty bread machine…
Yeast: Will the Challah Dough Rise to the Occasion?-WHY Don’t My Challahs Rise???? I attended one of your challah demonstrations which I thought was really good. It really inspired me to make challah in a bigger batch so that I can do the mitzva. I used your recipe that you gave out on a printed card and followed it meticulously but the dough…
Spelt Flour Questions-Spelt Flour Questions How do I get spelt to rise properly? I let the dough rise once for 20 minutes, shape into rolls and put in oven without rising and it still doesn’t work. They come out flat. Hello and thank you for writing: Spelt flour rises and bakes differently than wheat. Keeping this in…
Yeast Questions and Information-Yeast Questions and Information What is the difference is between fresh and dry yeast? Do certain recipes require one particular kind or are they used indiscriminately? What is the exact conversion from dry yeast to live yeast and vice versa? There is a scientific difference between fresh and dry yeast. However, I do not have…
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Such a Lovely Thing
This is such a lovely thing that you're doing, Tamar – ממש מזכה את הרבים! I'm not terribly surprised, you do that quite frequently. And it's an opportunity for me to express my sincere appreciation as one of the "רבים" who benefit from your creative initiatives- Yasher Kochaich.
Doesn’t Taste Like Pesach Food
I like the Tamar Ansch book *Pesach: Anything's Possible!* My daughter can't tolerate gluten, so I use many of the recipes during the year. The chocolate chip cookies are AMAZING! This is a Pesach cookbook with excellent recipes, easy ingredients that you already have, aren't an extra potchka, and don't taste like Pesach food!
Stirring Up Recipes with my Grandson!
Thank you for the new release Let My Children Cook. I have just the grandson to share it with. One of our grandsons, Liam is 5 years old and I'm sure he will enjoy some "grandma time" in the kitchen with this new cookbook! …We will let you know what we stir up in the kitchen later this month.
Thank you for Let My Children Cook!
Nancy S.TX, USA
My Biggest Hits
Thank you so much for the cookbook. I enjoyed it a lot and everything I made came out great. My biggest hit was the stuffed pumpkin squash and the potato kugel with the meat inside!!!
Everything Came Out Great
I want to thank you so much for the Pesach cookbook. I enjoyed it a lot and everything I made came out great. My biggest hits were the stuffed pumpkin squash and the potato kugel with the meat inside!!!
A Treasure and a Wonderful Treat
Your Pesach Anything's Possible Cookbook ended up being a treasure. I made at least 6 different recipes from this sensational book over Pesach and have yet to try out quite a few more recipes.
I bought MANY MANY cookbooks and subscribe to many cooking magazines and mailing lists but I have NEVER encountered a cookbook whose every page had a new recipe that just demanded to be tried .
I'm sticking to my words- what a treasure and wonderful treat this book has turned out to be. I am an absolute FAN !!
My Grandson’s Favorite
I've been making your non-gebroks butternut squash kugel and mushroom quiches since they first appeared. The squash dish is my grandson's favorite, and with my daughter now gluten free, it's been appearing ever more often! Chag sameach and keep up the good work!
Barbara, New Jersey
Muffins How They are Meant to be
I am thrilled with your recipe for Pesach Applesauce Muffins. My daughters usually comment “you reduce the sugar and change the recipe so its not how its meant to be.” I didn’t have to this time, it is all wholemeal flour and so wholesome. Miss Critical goes for them whenever she misses a meal! Thank you so much and keep these healthy recipes coming.
Sheindel, Melbourne, Australia
Incredible… A Delightful Change
Your Pomegranate Cake and Honey-Wine Salmon were both incredible! My family & guests are bored with the same old Yom Tov foods and these were a delightful change. My guests were thrilled to enjoy something different.
Hindy, Crown Heights, NY
Consistently Soft and Tasty
I love your challah book because it's so beautifully produced, and so inviting. Your challah recipe is excellent, consistently soft and tasty - amazing considering it has no eggs. My sister tasted it at my house and became converted ... she switched her challah recipe for mine!
Just the Best Ever
Your recipe Yum, Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies are just the best ever. I doubled the recipe as I do for all my cakes and cookies for Pesach. I also chopped up chocolate instead of using chocolate chips. They are absolutely the best ever. I know my children and grandchildren will have a field day and want the recipe.
Love Your Cookies!
We love your basic cookie recipe coated in crushed peanuts that came up in Hamodia!
Sheindel, Melbourne, Australia
Braid Challah With my Eyes Closed
For years I tried braiding challah with six strands following diagrams and instructions in recipe books, but I could not get the hang of it. UNTIL some years ago when you had an article in Binah that included user-friendly diagrams and instructions. After successfully managing using the paper a number of times, I can now do it almost with closed eyes! Not only have you enhanced our Shabbos but you have also boosted my confidence!
A Memorable Challah Show
Thank you sooooo much for the challah show tonight. My kids loved you and my grandchildren will remember you for a long time... May HaShem bless you and yours with many smachot in good health and with good mazal.
The Highlight of my Trip
The highlight of my trip was your challah class. I have already embarked on making challah for the first time-myself!
Nancy, Boston, MA
WOW, a New Challah Life!
Ive had your book for years BUT I just started following your directions exactly and WOW a new challah life!!! I’ve been making challah for 21 years or more, thank you so much!! I so wasn’t going to do the rolling pin part, but i did and WOW again!!!
Denise, Philadelphia, PA
Three Generations Enjoying Challah
I bought two of your challah cookbooks and I gave one to my daughter. Well, here is a picture of my twin grandchildren reaching for the bread we baked. They kept trying to grab the bread and saying "hot" as we snapped pictures! They will be 2 years old in September. Enjoy the photos.
You are Something Else!
You are something else! Where do you get all the energy???