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How to Prepare and Cook Fresh Pumpkin

How to Prepare and Cook Fresh Pumpkin For clarification, fresh pumpkin can be bought in Israel in any vegetable store. They are massive and are therefore sold in wrapped chunks, usually kept near the salads in the refrigerator section, and are called “DaLa’at”. They are bright orange in color and are loaded with vitamins and…

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Tip From a Reader: New Way to Cool Bundt Cakes

This tip for cooling bundt cakes was sent in with a testimonial, by a reader. Enjoy! I just want you to know that my daughter in seminary in Israel sent me your previous cookbook as a gift, which I greatly enjoyed, and I also loved the recipes featured in Mishpacha? My 7 yr old son…

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Beet Tip

Beet Tip You can freeze cooked beets and when they are defrosted, they are just as good as the day they were cooked. This is a GREAT time saver. I buy a lot of beets at one time, and then peel, check and boil them all on the same day. After they are cooled, since…

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Ingredient Conversions: Cups to Grams

Converting Cups to Grams All-purpose Flour and Confectioners’ Sugar (Icing or powdered Sugar) Cups to Grams 1/8 cup=15 grams 1/4 cup=30 grams 1/3 cup=40 grams 3/8 cup=45 grams 1/2 cup=60 grams 5/8 cup=70 grams 2/3 cup=75 grams 3/4 cup=85 grams 7/8 cup=100 grams 1 cup=110 grams Granulated, Superfine or Caster Sugar Cups to Grams 1/8…

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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…

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Can I Freeze my Challah Dough?

One of the most often asked questions my readers send me is: Can I freeze my challah dough? To this I answer – it depends. I have heard that many do it and say that it works. Those I’ve heard or read about it from say that they shape the challahs and then freeze them…

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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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    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!