Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish religious holiday representing the New Year, so traditionally apples dipped in honey are part of the menu during this holiday.
Today I will post my recipe for a Jewish Apple Cake, which was given to me by a friend a couple of decades ago. I was not sure what made this particular recipe “Jewish”, so I turned to my readers for their feedback. One reader explained that Jewish desserts are usually made without dairy, so they can be served alongside the meat dishes, which also makes it a great dessert for Hanukkah holiday. If anyone else has a different take on this theory, please share your comments
These open-face sandwiches, which we call “Kanapky”, better known to my children as “church sandwiches” (since they always enjoyed them at a church bake sale), are very presentable on a party table, and extremely tasty.
You can use the full slice of bread, for a filling kanapka, but for parties I prefer to cut each slice of bread in half, or even into thirds as for tea party kind of appetizers. Then you use the other ingredients in proportion to your bread size.
They are so delicious…almost addictive… and you will not just have one…I assure you of that.
If you are craving Varenyky (also known as Pyrohy or Pierogi), but it is too hot to cook or no time for such a project, Palushky (Plachyky, Kopytka, or Gnocchi) is an excellent alternative for that dish. It is simple, quick, and delicious. I love to serve mine with butter and sauteed onions, a dollop of sour cream, and a side vegetable dish like broccoli, mixed vegetables, or cooked carrots.