Jewish baking

Wonderful food traditions, steeped with symbolism.

This dairy-free, flourless number is the Jewish Passover dessert of choice.
These deliciously chewy flat round rolls topped with salted onion and poppy seeds are completely addictive. 
Traditionally baked by Ashkenazi Jews for Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), honey cake symbolises the hope of a ‘sweet’ and prosperous new year.
The long slow baking causes the butter between the layers of dough to caramelise, giving the bread an even deep golden colour and distinct, but mellow, flavour...

Bakeproof: Jewish

A bedrock of wonderful food traditions, steeped with symbolism.

Bundt cakes

The It Cake social media pin-up. 

With wine-roasted pears and caramel sauce.
Looks impressive but is really a one-bowl mix done in a food processor.
These cakes capture the true essence of an aromatic, soul-warming Indian marsala chai (or chai tea). 
Cocoa and vanilla cake batters "spooned" into a tube tin create this fun zebra pattern.
Beautiful Bundts may be the It Cake social media pin-ups but they have origins in the homely European kugelhupfs.

Sourdough 101

Everything you need to know about how to make and bake your own sourdough bread. Find your sourdough 'feet'.

A practical, step-by-step guide to how to make your own sourdough starter and bake with it. Just add flour, water and patience.
Everything you need to know about how to make and bake your own sourdough bread. A straightforward primer to give beginner bakers confidence.
Bake your own wholesome loaf of sourdough, dense with wholegrains and nutrition-packed seeds. 
This is a well-tested recipe to begin your sourdough baking. It's made with white flour but you can use spelt instead.
The best of both worlds: sourdough bread and pizza.

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Bakeproof: Jewish

A bedrock of wonderful food traditions, steeped with symbolism.
Beautiful Bundts may be the It Cake social media pin-ups but they have origins in the homely European kugelhupfs.
Fruit that feels like water balloons when ripe, that smells like vanilla but is inedible until cooked, that is from the Tree of Life, that stains your hand crime...

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