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Challah Bread   Ingredients: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) 80/20 Hebron whole wheat flour (80% whole wheat, 20% regular flour) 2 tablespoons dry yeast 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ cup of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Dead Sea salt 4 tablespoons honey ½ cup Hebron olive oil 2 large eggs + 1 egg for glazing 3 cups of water, as needed Preparation: 1) Pour all ingredients into a stand mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook and add enough until the dough comes together and becomes uniform. 2) Cover the dough with a towel and let it rise…

Honey Pecan Pie Ingredients: 4 large eggs 1 cup chopped caramel coated pecans 1 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches) Topping: 3 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons honey 1-1/2 cups pecan halves Preparation: 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, pecans, corn syrup, sugars, butter, vanilla and salt. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° degrees F for 30 minutes. 2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in…

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon Ingredients: 1/3 c. honey 1/4 c. soy sauce 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. red pepper flakes 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 6-oz. salmon fillets, patted dry with a paper towel Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lemon, sliced into rounds Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish Preparation: 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. 2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat two tablespoons oil. When oil is hot but not smoking, add salmon skin-side up and season with…

Barley Soup with Dried Mushrooms Ingredients: 1 bag of mixed dried mushrooms for soup 25 gr butter or 1/4 cup olive oil 1 onion or 3 shallots, chopped 1 teaspoon ground turmeric or 2 cm fresh turmeric root, grated 1 cup pearl barley 2 carrots cut into 1 cm cubes 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced 2 potatoes cut into 1 cm cubes 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon flour 8 cups of water Salt and pepper 1 bunch of chopped dill or cilantro 1/2 cup of white wine (optional) Preparation: 1. In a medium size saucepan heat the olive…

Pasta with asparagus and dry tomatoes Ingredients for 4-5 servings: 500 g pasta 1 package (300 g) of asparagus One pack (250g) Ricotta cheese 5 tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes in oil or ready-to-eat dried tomatoes cut into strips 4 cloves of garlic, sliced 25 g of butter 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper For serving: Parmesan cheese Preparation: 1. Cook the pasta till it is Al dente, drain and keep 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Cut 4cm off the bottom of the asparagus (discard) and slice the rest into quarters. 2. Heat butter and olive oil in a…

Purim Cookies Oznei Haman Ingredients: FOR SHORTBREAD COOKIE DOUGH: Unsalted butter – 170 grams ( 1 1/2 stick) White sugar – 225 grams (1 cup) All-purpose flour – 440 grams Baking powder – 1 tsp Salt – 1/4 tsp 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk Vanilla (or orange extract) – 2 tsp Orange juice – 4 tsp CHOCOLATE FILLING: Chocolate – 200 grams (7 oz) Whipping cream – 2 tbsp Butter – 1 tbsp Preparation: 1. Sift and combine together flour, baking powder, salt. Cream butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla or orange extract. Next, add egg…

Dried Fruit Cookies Ingredients: (Makes about 25 cookies) 1 stick (110g) butter, room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp (6g) baking powder Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract 1 cup mix of dried fruits (cranberries, plums, apricots and raisins) 1 1/4 cup (160g) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (50g) nuts, optional Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy, then add eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir well. 3. Add baking powder and flour and…

Shavuot is celebrated with all kinds of dairy foods, but none as good as cheesecake! Below are a few easy, no-bake cheesecake combinations to make sure you have an incredibly sweet Shavuot. Mix and match crusts and toppings for a delicious holiday treat. Crusts Classic Grahm Cracker Crust 1.5 cups of crushed graham crackers 4 Tbsp. melted butter Oreo Crust 1.5 cups of Crushed Oreo Cookies 4 Tbsp melted butter Pretzel Crust 1.5 crushed pretzels 1/4 cup granulated sugar 5 Tbsp melted butter Preparation: 1. Mix the crust ingredients in a bowl. 2. Pour into a 9″ pan and press…

Since its founding, Tekoa Farms has endeavored to broaden its range of unique food items for the Israeli table, to achieve the highest standards and respond to growing demand from our customers for natural and healthy food… Today, thanks to wide variety, easy availability and low prices, “our treasures” can be found in almost every kitchen in Israel.” Mushroom Risotto By Tekoa FarmsOriginally featured on tekoafarms.co.il Ingredients: 1 bag of Tekoa Farms Mushroom Risotto 1/3 cup canola oil or other good quality vegetable oil 1 onion or 3 shallots – chopped. 1 tsp salt A pinch of pepper 900 ml (3.75…

Sun-dried Tomato Spread By Tekoa FarmsIngredients: 1 bag of Tekoa Farms dried tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic 2 stems of fresh basil 2 tablespoons of olive oil Salt and ground black pepper Preparation: 1. Soak the tomatoes in a bowl of boiling water for half an hour, drain and then blend in a blender with the garlic and basil. 2. While blending, add the olive oil gradually until the mixture becomes thick and smooth in texture. 3. Add pepper and salt to taste and serve. “Since its founding, Tekoa Farms has endeavored to broaden its range of unique food items…

Tekoa Farms Tekoa Farms was founded by Mira Weigensberg and Oren Kessler in 1986. They specialize in cultivation of high quality fruits and vegetables. Tekoa Farms is located not far from the ancient palace of King Herod on Mount Herodion, and has an unforgettable view. The hills of the desert lay on one side while lush greenery can be seen on the other. Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Ginger & Honey By Tekoa Farms Ingredients: 4 chicken pieces 1/3 cup canola oil 2 shallot onions, chopped 1 bag of Tekoa Farms dried tomatoes 3 cloves garlic, chopped fresh ginger, finely grated…

Yoram Cohen Yoram grew up in Netivot as one of 17 siblings. After getting expelled in the 8th grade, he lost his faith in people and started to wander from community to community in Judea and Samaria as they were being built. He always wanted to reconnect and after serving in the Israeli Army, he went to Yeshiva (Talmudic college). There, he was introduced to his wife Ayelet. Together, thy live in Ofra with their eight children. In addition to pursuing a high-level religious education, Yoram opened up the Tanya Winery and became a photographer. Ofra On the border between…

Adina Harris Adina, though born in America, spent most of her early childhood in Israel. After she relocated with her family to Arizona in 2001, she decided to return home to Israel as an adult. She met her husband here and, together, they settled in Kochav Yaakov. Adina loves to cook and has been enjoying posting pictures of her food on her instagram (@adina.harris.foods). She blends her French/Algerian background with the American and Israeli foods she grew up loving.Kochav Yaakov Kochav Yaakov is a religious community in the region of Benyamin, in between Jerusalem and Bet El, about 20 minutes…

Orit Rappaport Orit and her husband, Ira, came to Judea and Samaria in 1975. Initially, they moved to Ofrah, but for the last thirty years they have resided in Shiloh.Shiloh A religious community in the Ephraim mountains of southern Samaria, belonging to the Binyamin regional council, and established 5738 (1978). Tel Shiloh and its visitors’ center, where the remains of ancient Shiloh have been the modern town of two hundred and thirty families. “I have very clear memories of those days [starting new communities of Mehulah and Mevoh Horon]. I found it hard to believe that we would succeed. It…

Tekoa Farms Tekoa Farms was founded by Mira Weigensberg and Oren Kessler in 1986. They specialize in cultivation of high quality fruits and vegetables. Tekoa Farms is located not far from the ancient palace of King Herod on Mount Herodion, and has an unforgettable view. The hills of the desert lay on one side while lush greenery can be seen on the other.“Since its founding, Tekoa Farms has endeavored to broaden its range of unique food items for the Israeli table, to achieve the highest standards and respond to growing demand from our customers for natural and healthy food… Today,…

Iyar Segal Iyar moved to Judea with her husband, Ran, in 2004 and lives is Givat Arnon (Hill 777) next to the town of Itamar. She served in the Israeli army as a welfare NCO in the Golani Brigade, the Artillery and Northern Command. She holds a masters’ degree in Middle Eastern Studies, but after working for the Ministry of Defense, she decided to go back to her passion of helping people. Iyar re-enlisted in the army, joining the mental health branch of the Medical Corps, after qualifying as a social worker. She has since worked in several positions in…

Keren-Or Even-Danan Keren-Or and her husband, Raphael, moved to Judea and Samaria in 1995. In 2000 they founded Havat Massuot Yitzchak where they live to this day.Havat Massuot – New & Old The farm is situated next to the community of Bat Ayin, between Hevron and Jerusalem. Massuot Yitzhak was the name of a kibbutz in Gush Etzion that fell in the War of Independence, and in 2000 the Even-Danan family established the Massuot Farm- “Havat Massuot”- that attracts groups coming to study the history of Gush Etzion. “I have chosen recipes from my mother’s home and from my mother-in-law’s home– an…

Michal Tawil Michal came to Judea and Samaria with her husband Raphael in 1993. They lived in Efrat for eight years and for the last nine years they have been residents in Alon Shvut.Alon Shvut A town belonging to the Gush Etzion regional council. It was established on the 20th of Sivan, 5738 (1978), adjacent to “Lone Oak,” a historic oak tree, which became a symbol of the Gush after its fall in the War of Independence. Today, Alon Shvut numbers well over 700 families and is one of the largest communities in Gush Etzion. Carrot Muffins Recipe By Michal…