If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up with dozens of recipes. But the original compost cookie was born out of the crazy genius dessert brain of Christina Tosi of Milk Bar, one of my personal baking heroes. The recipe for her famous cookie (and cakes and crazy desserts) can be found in her cookbook, which I absolutely love and highly recommend if love baking projects.
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I know there are some Nutella haters out there, but I think we can all agree those people are nuts. Ha, get it?! Anyways, I am a firm believer that Nutella is the perfect food and it goes on just about anything. Pair it with fruit, top some toast with it or add it to your favorite Jewish baked goods.
Rainbow cookies are the most beloved sweet treat of my childhood, and I know many East Coasters like myself have some strong views of them. Some people call them the “kiddush cookies,” while I remember them from platters of cookies my mother would put out for piano recitals and holidays: They are always the first to disappear. They aren’t quite Jewish; in fact they are more accurately Italian. But as with many foods born in New York City when Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants were all living side by side, they have been adopted by Italian bakeries and Jewish delis alike — and they are beloved by (most) all.
Brrrr, it’s cold outside. But we know exactly what you need to warm up: some spicy, hawaij hot cocoa.
It’s sufganiyot season, and there are few things that make me as enthralled as legitimate, cultural/religious reason to eat copious amounts of freshly fried donuts.
The smell of ooey gooey cinnamon rolls is likely one of the most intoxicating smells on earth. Butter, cinnamon, sugar and dough make a sinful combination of flavors and smells.
When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts of food. But it’s not a good idea to pack it in too quickly. It’s too hard on your digestive system.
The pumpkin-spice latte is back, and it has us thinking…if we were in charge of coffee trends, what over-the-top flavored coffee drinks might we dream up (and actually enjoy!)? How about some Nosher-inspired lattes? Jewish desserts and coffee are already perfect pairings, so why not take it one step further?
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