Kosher Cheesecake Contest – Shavout 2016

A few years ago, we shared with you how to make the Neopolitian Striped cheesecake by the Overtime Cook as featured in Whisk / Ami Magazine. This year, we bring to you a kosher cheesecake decorating contest that took place at AJ Madison and was sponsored by Whisk / Ami Magazine. Lilac and Creeme provided the dozens of amazing cheesecakes which were decorated by each lady. Stay tuned to find out which of the top 5 contestants won!

Music: “Kelt” by Yisroel Tzvi @ LittleBoxRecords


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How to Clean a Kosher Fish Head for Rosh HaShanah

At the Machaneh Yehuda shuk in Jerusalem, the day before Rosh HaShana is cacophonous experience as the market is abuzz with people making their last minute holiday shopping. This year we focused on how the fish vendors prep and clean their kosher fish heads that are in popular demand for the High Holidays.

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How to Bake Pinkus Passover Rolls (Gebrochts)

As on the last day of Pesach, even people who normally hold by “gebrochts” misch liquids and matzah, we are happy to present how the famed Pinkus Passover Roll are baked. Here is the classic recipe: 2 cups of matza meal 4 eggs 1 cup of water 1/2 cup of cottonseed oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon of sugar Combine dry ingredients. Add oil into boiling water then pour into the dry ingredients and mix. Add eggs individually and mix well after each egg. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Grease 2 six-muffin pans. Shape into rolls with greased hands. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 40-50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in zip-lock bags.

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How to Make Kosher Homemade Hamantaschen for Purim

This simple how-to video will show you how to make and bake your very own homemade kosher “hamantaschen” cookies for purim. All you need is some sugar cookie dough, a rolling pin, baking paper, assorted preserves (not jelly) or other filling of your choice, some flour, and an oven. Roll out the dough into thick patties, use a glass to cut out circles, then place the filling in the middle, after which you can space them out on a cookie sheet and bake them until they are light brown. Enjoy and don’t forget to let them cool down before storing or eating them!

The recipe used was from Sharon’s Sweets.

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How to Make Kosher Homemade Potato Latkes for Chanukah

Though it has been a while, after almost six days of chanukah we realized that there was a great need not to mention requests for a video explaining simply how to make proper classic potato latkes. So, despite having only one more day to get it right, enjoy the yummy frying of potatoes for zos chanukah!

Posted in Brachies Baked Goods, Seasonal, Uncategorized, Videos

How to Make Homemade Kosher Sushi

Now that summer is here, we are back with another delicious how2kosher video! Shana’s Sushi is popular among those who frequent her home and have tasted her amazing homemade sushi rolls that she makes in honor of Shabbos. After much cajoling, we received permission to document the making of these special rolls that are made by someone with no professional sushi utensils or training; she makes sushi because she loves sharing one of her favorite foods with her family. Besides for some classic rolls such as spicy tuna, there were a few other mouth-watering homegrown varieties that we sampled that had no official names – for the simple reason that they did not need any. Simply Good.

Here are the ingredients that were used in this video:

Sushi-Grade Salmon (you can buy this at a fresh fish market or at some sushi stores)
Fresh Tuna (you can buy this at a fresh fish market or at some sushi stores)
Spicy Tuna ( fresh tuna mixed with mayo, cayenne pepper, and green onion)
Fake Crab
Baked Seasoned Sweet Potatoes
Green Onion
Teriyaki Sauce
Spicy Mayonnaise
Sushi Rice


Shana’s Tip:

Just throw any leftover scraps or pieces that fall apart into a bowl for an instant sushi salad.



Posted in How2, Shabbos Food, Sushi, Videos

How Kosher Soft Pretzels Are Made

We all love those frozen pretzels that you throw in microwave then eat with a healthy dose of mustard – but what about real soft pretzels made fresh? It turns out that they can easily be made with pizza dough. The trick in this case is making the pretzel part fast – sort of like the way that those people fold t-shirts in two seconds flat. So of course we filmed it with a high-frame-rate camera so that we could slow it down and share with you all how it is done! Enjoy!

Music: “Return Instrumental” – Original Composition by Yisroel Tzvi for

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Posted in Baking, Fast Food, How2

How To Prepare Kosher Israeli Falafel

Ah, Falafel. One of the most common ethnic foods synonymous with Israeli culture. Every neighborhood in Jerusalem seems to have at least one ‘falafel stop’ where locals either gather over lunch or run by and take a quick portion of the delicious fried balls to go. No matter if you like it without ‘harif’ (hot & spicy) or ‘im chips’ (french fries) – enjoy this video with hummus, tehina, and Israeli salad!

Music: “Space Run” – Original Composition by Yisroel Tzvi for

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Brachie’s Baked Goods: Peanut Chews

Every week, Brachie’s Baked Goods sells hundreds of cookies and cakes by the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. Consumed by bachurim and avreichim alike, we were able to observe the making of peanut chews, complete with the recipe below. Enjoy!

3/4 Cup Suger
1 Cup Honey
1 Cup Peanut Butter
6 Cups of Rice Krispies
16 oz. Bag of Chocolate Chips / Baking Chocolate

1. Mix sugar and honey on a low flame
2. Shut the flame and add in peanut butter and then rice krispies
3. Mix Well
4. Pour in 2 8×8 greased pans
5. Chill
6. Pour melted chocolate, spread, and cut.

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How Kosher Popcorn for Shabbos is Made

Walking down Bar Ilan Street in Yerushalayim hours before Shabbos, one can smell the fresh popcorn in the air as vendors market their wares from storefronts that spill over the already crowded sidewalks as people wait for the last buses to their destination. Mehadrin (in this case Eidah HaCharedis) hechsherim require that the kernels are stored in sealed marked containers until they are popped and then stipulate that the fresh popcorn be bagged and sealed. While the added stringency might add a shekel or so to the cost compared to the non-mehadrin, even if one is not stringent, there is that good feeling that the chances of having a bug in your popcorn are extremely slim.

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