Recipes by or recommended by Temple Israel members.

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Majestic and Moist New Year’s Honey Cake

Posted on September 2, 2021

I like a New Year’s honey cake to be extra moist and sweet, as good on the day of baking as it is days later. This one is queen of the realm—rich, nicely spiced, in a word, majestic in taste and stature. I went through many variations and tasting sessions until I was satisfied with this definitive cake. One tester gave the ultimate compliment, saying “This one is worth the price of the book.” Like most honey cakes, it is a good keeper and can be made a couple of days ahead.

Margorie Goldberg’s Kichel

Posted on March 8, 2021

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Intense Chocolate Cake

Nigella Lawson’s Intense Chocolate Mousse Cake

Posted on March 8, 2021

  From Nigella Lawson: "There is very little that needs to be said about a chocolate mousse cake. This one lives up to its name. It is gloriously intense. But the whisked egg whites ensure that it has a balancing lightness. A slice of it, with a smattering of fresh raspberries and a dollop of Continue Reading »

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Marbled Banana Bread Recipe

Posted on March 6, 2021

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Marge Goldberg’s Challah Recipe

Posted on March 6, 2021

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Shakshuka Recipe

Posted on February 3, 2021

Shakshuka is a North African and Middle Eastern meal of poached eggs in a simmering tomato sauce with spices. It's easy, healthy and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Watch the video below to see how quickly it comes together!


Lorrie Grossman’s Hamentaschen Recipe

Posted on January 29, 2021

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Chocolate Babka

Posted on January 21, 2021

Death by chocolate in the very best way

Girls and Latkes

Legendary Latke Recipe

Posted on December 4, 2020

Legend has it that this recipe was given to the Temple Israel Portsmouth Brotherhood by the chef at the Waldorf Astoria. The below quantities yield ~18 latkes. Ingredients: Russet potato ~1.67 lbs Matzo meal 1/3 Cup White whole wheat flour 5 T Eggs 2 Sweet onion (medium) 1/3 ~¼ lb. Salt ½ t +/- Pepper Continue Reading »