Recipes and Memories from the Golden Age of Jewish Baking.
By Stanley Ginsberg and Norman Berg.
Oooh, I thought I would start a new category called strangely enough…. Books.
Ones I like mainly as no point being arsey unless the recipes are really bad!!
The first post deserves a wonderful book….Hard choice, so many books, so little time….
I love this book, in fact I am going to have to buy it.
I am really interested in Jewish baking, I suppose because I know little about it.
Maybe these guys would like to teach an eager goyim girl the Jewish baking secrets and let me be their apprentice!!
6 months internship!! Heaven….
The dietary laws have always interested me but the breads….the breads…the breads…the doughy pastries….
Normally, I must say I like a book with lots of color pictures, sad but true!!
This has pictures but they are in sections, not by the recipes but its such a gorgeous book and I am so excited about the recipes, that I will forgive them:)
I can just google the pictures if I need to know what it is supposed to look like.
So whats so good about it?
Well, lots of bread…for me that’s a good start:).
It has combined recipes and history in a really interesting way and it does have black and white historical and other photos throughout the book.
I love Challah bread, it is so tasty, i just love it, sorry that is not very articulate but it always makes me feel warm, if that makes sense.
There are numerous recipes for challah so it’s a dream come true for me.
If you are feeling adventurous, here is one of my recipes for Challah…(as above)
I think what I will do is to actually go through the book and make most recipes….That is how good I think it is.
There are recipes in here for food i have heard of but never seen like pletzls, blintzes and bialy…and of course favourites I know…
They have the recipe for the round pretzel bread ring things that were all over Krakow!! Krakover twisted bagels!!!
Linzer cookies, honey cake, rainbow cookies and many many other wonderful recipes…
Which I am going to make, yes, all of them, I could not do this book justice any other way!!
1-2 recipes a week I think and we shall see….
So stay tuned…and go get it from the library…Just not my copy:)
A few interesting links from regarding the book.
and a follow-up
I love it errors and all, and what book doesn’t have errors??? hello….
A recipe a day???