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Recipe: Rugelach (Vegetarian, K-Dairy) December 22, 2009

Filed under: Desserts,Holiday Food,Recipes — kshrgirl @ 11:17 pm
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Rugelach
By Anne Marie Normandau

Dough
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups (sift into the cup and level off) bleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt* (optional)
Filling
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup (firmly packed) light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup apricot preserves (well stirred)
Topping
1/4 liquid cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Into a food processor with the metal blade, place the cream cheese.
Cut the butter into a few pieces and add it with the motor running. Process until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and process until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the flour and the optional salt and pulse in just until the dough starts to clump together.
Electric Mixer Method:
Soften the cream cheese and butter.
In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese and butter until blended. Beat in the sugar and vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the flour and the optional salt until incorporated.
For Both Methods:
Scrape the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and press it together to form a ball.
Divide the dough into 4 portions and cover each with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Filling:
In a medium bowl, combine the sugars, cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts and stir with a spatula or fork until well mixed.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the counter for about 15 minutes or until it is malleable enough to roll.
Place 2 oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a floured rolling pin, on a lightly floured board, roll out each dough portion, one at a time, into a 9-inch circle to a 1/8-inch thickness, rotating the dough often to be sure that it isn’t sticking.
A great method that keeps additional flour to a minimum is to roll out the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap, well floured on the bottom. Flip it over, remove the bottom sheet of plastic wrap, and dust off any excess flour. Using the back of a tablespoon, spread the dough evenly with 2 tablespoons of the apricot preserves. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of the raisin-walnut filling over the preserves. Press the filling firmly and evenly over the dough. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough circle into 12 triangles or pieces of “pie.”
Use a thin knife, if necessary, to loosen the triangles from the board.
Starting at the wide end, roll up the triangle and bend the ends around to form a slight crescent shape.
Place the rugelach, point underneath, about 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate, covered with plastic wrap, for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
Clean the work surface of excess filling before rolling each batch.
For the topping, brush the rugelach with milk.
In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle the rugelach with it.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
For even baking, rotate the cookie sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through the baking period.
Use a small, angled metal spatula or pancake turner to transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

 

Recipe: Sufganiot (Hannukah Doughnuts) December 11, 2009

Another Traditional Hannukah Recipe is Sufganiot, or Jelly Doughnuts. They are delicious but be forewarned, it is impossible to eat just one! Below are two of my favorite recipes. I hope you enjoy them!

Sufganiot (Jelly Doughnuts)

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 14 doughnuts

21/2 cups self-rising flour
2 (8-ounce) cartons vanilla low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
2 eggs
6 cups canola oil
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup seedless strawberry jelly

1. In a large bowl, place flour, yogurt, vanilla sugar and eggs.
2. Knead until all ingredients are combined and a sticky, doughy batter is formed. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Heat 6 cups canola oil in a 6-quart stockpot, covered, over medium heat.
4. When dough is ready, uncover oil and raise heat to high.
5. Scoop out a tablespoonful of batter and drop in oil. Don’t make the doughnuts too big, so they can cook through.
6. You should be able to fry about 7 doughnuts at a time. Using a slotted spoon, turn doughnuts when halfway browned, about 30 seconds to 1minute. Fry for another 2 to 3 minutes or until entire doughnut is deep golden brown and cooked through.
7. Remove doughnuts and let cool on paper towel-lined plates. Repeat previous two steps with remaining batter.
8. Fill a squeeze bottle with jelly and inject a little into each doughnut.
9. Roll each doughnut in confectioners’ sugar. Or shake 3 doughnuts at a time in a paper bag filled with confectioners’ sugar.

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SUFGANIOT – HANUKKAH JELLY DOUGHNUTS:
INGREDIENTS:

* 2 tbsp or packages dry yeast
* 4 tbsp sugar and sugar for rolling
* 3/4 cup lukewarm milk or water
* 2½ cups all-purpose flour
* 2 egg yolks

* Pinch of salt
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1½ tbsp softened butte or margarine, at room temperature
* Vegetable oil for deep frying
* Plum, strawberry, or apricot preserves

DIRECTIONS:

1. Dissolve the yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in the milk or water. let sit 10 minutes.
2. Sift the flour. Place it on a board and make a well in the center. Add the yeast mixture, the egg yolks, salt, cinnamon, and the remaining sugar. Knead well. Work the butter or margarine and knead until the dough is elastic.
3. Cover and let rise overnight in the refrigerator.
4. Sprinkle flour on the board. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch. Cut out with a glass into rounds about 2 inches in diameter. Cover and let rise 15 minutes more.
5. With your hand form into a ball. Insert a teaspoon of jam; enclose completely.
6. Pour 2 inches of oil into a heavy pot and heat to 375 degrees F.
7. Drop the doughnuts in the oil, 4-5 at a time, turning when brown. Drain on paper towels.
8. Roll in granulated sugar and serve. you can make a larger Sufganiot if you like. What ever you decide, eat them immediately!

MAKES 24

 

A Gazillion Latke Recipes!

Hannukah is here! One of the traditional recipes for this Holiday is latkes. Below are many recipes and variations on the traditional Latke Recipe. Enjoy and Chag Sameach!


POTATO LATKES AND ONION

Recipes by Chef Hershel from Aish.com

6 potatoes
1 onion
4 eggs
3 tbsps. matza meal
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Grate by hand potatoes and onion. Add eggs and then dry ingredients. Fry in hot oil. Replace 2 of the potatoes with zucchini for lighter pancakes.

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LATKES (POTATO PANCAKES) (from The Flavor of Jerusalem)

A favorite eaten at Chanukah. Each cook has her infallible recipe, but we liked this version, which we found to be especially light.

3 large potatoes
3 tbsps. milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking powder
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil

If the skins of the potatoes are thin and unblemished, do not peel the potatoes but scrub them well. Otherwise, peel them; then grate 1 potato on the large holes of a grater and the other two on the medium holes. Beat in the milk, egg and baking powder. Season with salt and pepper; blend well, If there is a large amount of liquid in the mixture, drain off some of it. Heat a scant ½ inch of oil in a large skillet until it is very hot but not smoking. Drop the batter by large spoonfuls, flatten then slightly. Turn them once. When they are golden brown on the bottom side, cook them several minutes longer and drain them on paper towels. (The latkes will have crisp edges.)

Serve hot with sour cream or applesauce.

Makes 3-4 servings.

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NANA’S LATKES (from the New York Times)

2 lbs. Idaho potatoes
2 lbs. Yukon potatoes
5 eggs, beaten
1 cup flour
salt
vegetable oil for frying
sour cream
apple sauce

Peel potatoes, and keep in cold water until you are ready to grate them.

Grate the potatoes coarsely by hand (or with a Cuisinart using first the shredding blade then the blending blade). The mixture should be slighly lumpy and not too blended. Add the beaten eggs. Mix in up to 1 cup of flour. Add a little salt. The batter should be fairly liquid and not too thick.

Heat about a half-inch of vegetable oil in a frying pan. When the oil is very hot, use a soup spoon as a measure to put in small amounts of batter in the oil. Frying the pancakes on one side, then the other, until they have turned brown on both sides and are crispy around the edges.

Drain the pancakes on paper towels that have been placed on a platter atop a saucepan of simmering hot water or keep warm in the oven.

Makes about 80 3-inch latkes.

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(The following 3 recipes are from The Settlement Cookbook)

SOUR CREAM POTATO PANCAKES

4 large potatoes or 2 cups raw, grated potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream or 1/2 cup hot milk
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, separated

Grate the potatoes, place in a colander, set over a bowl and drain. When the starch has settled in the bottom of the bowl, discard top liquid. Place drained potatoes in a mixing bowl, add starch, cream or hot milk, and salt. Beat yolks well; add to potato mixture; fold in the stiffly beaten whites. Drop by spoonfuls on a hot, well-greased skillet. Brown slowly on both sides. Serve with apple sauce.

Makes 4 servings.

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POTATO PANCAKES

4 large potatoes or 2 cups raw grated potatoes
2 eggs
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsps. salt
1 tbsp. flour, bread crumbs or matza meal
dash of pepper

Peel potatoes, grate, drain. Beat eggs well and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls on a hot, well-greased skillet. Brown on both sides. Serve with applesauce.

Makes 4 servings.

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BAKED POTATO PANCAKES

Mix as above. Heat a generous amount of fat in a skillet, add potato batter; bake in a hot oven, 400ºF, for 25 minutes.

The recipes below are by Cooking Maven Tamar Ansch

Potato-Beet latkes

1 small onion, pureed
2 eggs
3 potatoes, peeled and shredded
2 medium sized beets, cooked, drained and shredded
1/2 cup ground walnuts
1/2 cup flour or potato flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

In a food processor fitted with the sharp “S” blade, puree the onions until liquidy. Add the eggs to the pureeing onions, one at a time. Turn off the processor and change the blade to the shredder blade. Put the potatoes and beets through the shredder. Pour all contents into a large bowl. Add the walnuts, flour, salt and pepper and mix well.

Heat some olive or canola oil in a non-stick skillet. Using a large spoon or ladle, start frying your “latkes”. Spoon portions that will be approximately 2 or 3 inches in diameter and allow them to brown nicely on the first side. Flip them over and continue to fry on the second side until they are nice and crispy on the second side. Remove from pan onto plates lined with paper towels to drain off some of the excess oil. Serve immediately with sour cream, cream cheese, or applesauce (or all three!) on the side.

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Cheese Latkes

1 cup any kind of American cream cheese OR 1 container (250 grams) 5% Israeli white cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese OR 1 container Israeli leben
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups white flour or a half-half mixture with whole wheat and white flours
2 tsp. baking powder
1 packet vanilla sugar or 2 tsp. vanilla liquid
small pinch of salt

Mix together all ingredients in a bowl by hand, or, for a really smooth texture, blend them with a hand beater. Spray a heavy frying skillet with baking spray and spoon out the cheese mixture by small ladlefuls and fry on both sides until golden brown. Serve immediately. Goes great with strawberry or blueberry preserves.

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Chanukah “Light” Latkes

2 large potatoes, scrubbed and unpeeled
1 small onion
1/2 small carrot
2 egg whites
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3-4 Tbls. flour
Pinch celery seed
Scant 1/4 tsp. each curry and fennel
1/4 tsp. pepper

Grate potatoes alternately with onion and carrot in the food processor. Drain. Mix with remaining ingredients. Spray a good quality non-stick frying pan with Pam or another oil spray. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoons into hot frying pan and flatten with a fork to make the latkes thin. Fry on medium – high heat until brown. Flip over and brown the other side as well. Serve with applesauce. Yields 16-20 thin latkes.

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Latkes (Potato Pancakes) By Jamie Geller

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 18 to 24 minutes
Chill Time: none
Yield: 8 servings

4 medium Idaho potatoes
6 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons matzoh meal
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
Applesauce or sour cream (optional)

1. Prepare a large bowl filled with cold water
2. Peel potatoes, and as you finish each, place in cold water to prevent browning.
3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
4. Cut potatoes lengthwise into halves or quarters so they fit into food processor feed tube. Process potatoes using the blade that creates thin, shoestring-like strips and transfer to a large bowl.
5. Add eggs, matzoh meal, salt and pepper and mix well.
6. Drop 6 to 8 spoonfuls of mixture into hot oil. Using the back of a spoon, pat down each latke to flatten it. Put as many as you can in the skillet without crowding. Putting them too close together will make them soggy.
7. Fry 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp around the edges; repeat procedure until finished with all the batter.
8. Blot excess oil with paper towels.
9. Serve warm with applesauce or sour cream, if desired.

Tip:
Corn meal is a great substitute for matzoh meal and will also make your latkes nice and crispy.

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SWEET POTATO LATKES with Spiced Maple Syrup

Makes 10-12
For the Latkes:
1 lb. sweet potatoes
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. each salt and baking powder
¼ cup matzah meal
pinch each: salt & white pepper
2-4 Tbsp. light olive oil for frying

For the sauce:
1 cup real maple syrup
1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
salt and pepper to taste
chopped fresh coriander or mint leaves to garnish

Scrub the sweet potatoes, peel and shred on the fine side of a grater or in the food processor. Transfer to a wire-mesh strainer and squeeze to remove excess moisture. Let stand in the strainer or a colander placed over a bowl for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the matzah meal, sweet potato, salt and pepper. Let stand an additional 5-10 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the sauce: In a small pan mix the ingredients for the sauce, heat over low heat and keep warm.

Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet and add a small ladleful of the batter. Flatten gently and fry on both sides till golden-brown. Check to see if you like the texture of the latke, and , add a little more matzah meal to the mixture, if desired. (Let the mixture stand 3 minutes before using).

Add more oil to the pan as necessary, and fry the remaining latkes. Place the latkes on a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Pour some of the heated sauce on individual plates and arrange three latkes on top per serving, or use a serving platter. Garnish with fresh coriander or mint. Pass the rest of the sauce around to taste. Serve with sour cream or plain yogurt if desired.
From The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking, by Phyllis Glazer with Miriyam Glazer.

LIGHTENED UP POTATO LATKES

Potatoes are a nutritious food (fat-free, low in calories, a good source of Vitamin C, an excellent source of potassium, and a source of fiber) and that they stay that way if prepared in healthier ways. With this recipe, you can enjoy this holiday without feeling guilty — you’ll actually be eating two vegetables: potatoes and carrots.

Makes 4 servings.

2 1/2 cups shredded, unpeeled russet potatoes (about 1 lb.)
1/2 cup grated onion
1/3 cup peeled shredded carrot
1/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 egg + 1 egg white
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

Scrub potatoes and coarsely grate. Immediately place in a bowl of ice water to keep potatoes from discoloring; let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place the onion, carrot, flour, chives, salt, pepper and eggs in a medium bowl and stir well. Drain the potatoes and squeeze out moisture; stir into egg mixture. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Spoon about 1/4 cup of potato mixture for each pancake into skillet, cooking 4 at a time. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, flattening with the back of a spatula and cooking until golden brown and crisp on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining oil and potatoes. Serve immediately with chunky applesauce and low-fat sour cream.

OLIVE LATKES

Recalling both the miracle of the olive oil and the olive-pressing season in Israel, these scrumptious olive latkes are a new-fangled way to enjoy a latke.

Makes about 8
2 cups finely chopped pitted green or black olives in brine, drained (or use half and half)
½ cup olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
2 eggs, beaten
1-2 Tbsp. water (optional)

Chop the olives finely or process in the food processor. Transfer chopped olives to a strainer and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Heat ¼ cup the oil and saute the onion and garlic till golden. Set aside. In the meantime, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cumin. Beat in the eggs and onion and garlic mixture with a fork. Add the water if the mixture seems too thick. Heat the remaining oil and use a small cup or soup ladle to form 3-4 small latkes each time. Fry on both sides till golden. Serve with thick yogurt or sour cream. From The Essential Book of Jewish Festival Cooking, by Phyllis Glazer with Miriyam Glazer.