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Home-made Labaneh (similar to Greek Yoghurt )

Home-made Labenah This comes out really more like thick “Greek” yoghurt. Submitted by Laura, a Challah Bytes reader For this I use a combination of ready made yoghurt, gil, eshel, 9% sour cream. I try to keep the fat content of the yoghurt down as much as possible. Of course the higher the fat content…

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Quinoa with Peas and Cranberries

Quinoa with Peas and Cranberries Submitted by Laura, a Challah Bytes reader Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 2 cups water Salt to taste (I use 3/4 of a teaspoon to one cup uncooked quinoa) 1 small (or medium) onion — depends on how much you like onions 1 tablespoon curry powder — you can use…

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Homemade “American” Cream Cheese

“American” cream cheese Here’s how to make your own. Ingredients 2 containers (comes to 2 cups of sour cream) shamenet (I use ones with less fat) 2 containers leben (equivalent to 2 cups buttermilk) 2 tsp salt Method Mix together. Place a clean dry cloth with clothespins over a large bowl. Pour it all in…

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Special Challah Shape: Two-tone Flower Challahs

Two-tone Flower Challahs I love making these for Shavous. They are so easy to do, look so nice and even come out sort of flower-y shaped. There’s no specific “minhag” to make challahs like a flower for Shavous; it’s rather just something I enjoy doing in honor of Shavous. Make a batch of white dough…

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Cheesecake Petit Fours

Cheesecake Petit Fours Now here’s something sweet and small that is not your usual boring cookie cake. Ingredients 1 container / 250 grams of soft white Tnuva 5% cheese 6 oz. of bisquitim cookies – you’d have to actually weigh them before you crush them **once it is crushed, it comes out to 1 &…

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Luscious Cheesecake

Luscious Cheesecake Serves 10-12 Ingredients 7 eggs, separated 1 ½ cups sugar 2 cups low fat cream cheese OR 500 grams 5% Tnuva Gveena Levana soft white cheese 1-2 T. lemon juice 1 cup sour cream OR 1 container “Shamenet Tnuva” 3 T. potato starch ** Method Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C. Whip the…

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Easy No-bake Cheesecakes

Easy No-bake Cheesecakes Ingredients 2 ½ cups / 500 grams soft white cream cheese (the Gveena l’vana 5% for Israel) 1 cup sour cream (for Israel, use one container Shamenet) 1 cup sugar ¼ cup powdered vanilla pudding ; this is about a half container of one of those boxes of powdered pudding mixes 1…

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Cauliflower Cheese Toss

Cauliflower Cheese Toss Ingredients 1 bag bug-free frozen cauliflower 2-4 onions 4 tablespoons oil 1 ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper Leftover challah for crumbs, for a total of 1-2 cups breadcrumbs ½ cup shredded yellow cheese (or more, if you can afford the calories!) Method Use as much cauliflower, or, alternatively, broccoli, or even…

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Spiced Mustard Salmon

Spiced Mustard Salmon Ingredients 1 kilo fresh salmon 1/2 cup any type prepared mustard; Dijon is best (not mustard spread, which is really just mayo) 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon oregano 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1 teaspoon paprika Oil spray Method Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Lay it…

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Teriyaki Salmon

Teriyaki Salmon Ingredients 1/4 cup red dry wine 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 1/4 honey 2 tablespoons water 1 kilo fresh salmon, sliced Method Mix first four ingredients together. Place the fish slices in a glass dish or large plastic container. Pour the sauce over it and cover. Let it sit in the fridge in the…

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