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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…
  • apple beet cake 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…
  • 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…
  • 096flourpic.jpg 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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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Choc Cheese cupcakes, chanukah 2010, zebra cupcakes 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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