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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.

Also posted in Baking, Seasonal, Sharons Sweets

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.



Also posted in 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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Also posted in Baking, Fast Food

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.

Also posted in Baking, Brachies Baked Goods, Contributers

How J2 – Kosher Jerusalem Pizza is Made

We went to one of the few places in Jerusalem that people claim make “real american” pizza – J2 in Har Nof. The irony of the name aside, we actually did order pizza and paid for it. Being that we had a few slices, which happen to be as good as people say they are, we waited around for the next customer to finish off the display slices so that we could have a shot at them making a fresh pie. And while we can not figure out who eats pizza with onion tune topping and black olives (actually we do, but it we had to cut her out of the video) – it was very cool to watch them make a pie at the famed Yerushalmi pizzeria.

One pizza pie and 14 rolls of garlic bread were damaged in the making of this video 🙁

Also posted in Fast Food, Pizza, Videos

How Kosher Shawarma is Prepared

Join How2Kosher as we discover how Kosher shawarma in prepared in Jerusalem, Israel. We scoured the finest and greasiest establishments in town to document all the tricks of how a perfect shawarma is made. While most place will offer the lamb, turkey, or beef varieties of meat, the ethnically correct type of meat to use is lamb. It used to be that one could only get shawarma in a pita or laffa, nowadays one can also get it plain on a plate or in many cases as a baguette sandwich. However, most Israelis opt to get it in its original laffa form with chips – or french fries as we know them. Enjoy!

Also posted in Fast Food, Israeli Food, Videos