Category Archives: Videos

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


Also posted in Baking, Cheesecake, Milchig, Seasonal

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!

Also posted in Brachies Baked Goods, Seasonal, Uncategorized

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 How2, Shabbos Food, Sushi

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

Also posted in Falafel, Fast Food, Israeli Food

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.

Also posted in Israeli Food, Shabbos Food

How to Bake Kosher Neapolitan Striped Cheesecake for Shavout

As Shavuot approaches, we decided to experiment and see if we can make an out-of-the-box wacky cheesecake for all the husbands who stay up the whole night learning Torah. What better way to do so than to combine the three primary ice cream flavors into one delicious Neapolitan pie?



1 1/2 chosen Graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cups sugar

6 tablespoons butter


1 8 oz cream cheese unwhipped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup strawberry puree. ( blended frozen strawberries)

1 teaspoon strawberry extract (optional)


1 8 oz cream cheese unwhipped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup flour


2 eggs

1 8 oz cream cheese unwhipped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup +2 tablespoons flour

1-preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9” spring form pan with parchment paper

2-prepare the crust. In a small bowl combine crackers sugar and melted butter (sand texture) press along the bottom and up the sides of prepared pan. Press a round measuring cup along the edge to smooth it out. Place crust in freezer while preparing the batter.

3- Batter- in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for strawberry layer. Whisk until smooth.set aside. Repeat to make chocolate and vanilla

4- remove crust from freezer, place small scoop ( about 2-4 T) of vanilla batter in the center of crust

5- next, place a scoop of chocolate batter in center of vanilla. This causes vanilla to spread out. Next place scoop of strawberry in center of chocolate. Repeat with remaining batter, alternating between the colors

6-bake for 65 mins. To prevent cracks, turn off oven heat and leave cheesecake in the oven to cool slowly for at least an hour.

Note: if you dont want to make crust, divide the batter between 2 store bought crust pies and BAKE for 40 to 45 mins

We saw the recipe by Overtime Cook  in Whisk – an AMI publication – and yes, we called and they gave us permission to post the recipe.

Also posted in Cheesecake, Milchig, Recipes, Seasonal

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, How2, Pizza

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, How2, Israeli Food