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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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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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Olive Dip

Olive Dip Dip right into this tasty spread, whether with matzo or even…challah! Some of you wrote me requesting a dip made from olives. Here it is — and we’d love to know how you enjoy it, or your own dip for challah ideas that you’d like to share with all of us! Ingredients Non…

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