Meatball Soup

For the meatballs: ½ kilo (1 lb) ground beef 1 egg 30g (¼ cup) matzo meal or plain breadcrumbs 2 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon mustard 1 teaspoon salt For the soup 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and finely diced 2 large sticks celery, finely diced […]


375 g (3 cups) plain flour 350 g (1 ¾ cups) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs 240 ml (1 cup) mild tasting olive oil 60 ml (1/4 cup) orange juice 2 teaspoon vanilla extract For filling: 4 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 cm cubes 1 tablespoon ground […]

Roasted Mushroom Soup

1 ½ kilo (3 pounds) chestnut mushrooms, cut in half if large 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 (32 oz containers) vegetable broth 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons brandy 3 tablespoons plain flour 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 cup soya cream/whipping cream/coconut cream (optional – but highly recommended) Preheat oven to […]


One of my perfect childhood memories was visiting my Uncle Dave and Aunt Sally; Dave or Dejó (as he was known in Hungarian), was my grandfather’s brother. Of my grandfather’s twelve siblings, the two eldest survived the Holocaust because they had immigrated to America before the war. My grandfather, Dave and the other 8 siblings […]

Cinnamon Raisin Round Challah

Challah: 1.660g (3.66 lbs) strong white flour 180g (3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons) granulated sugar  35g (1/4 cup) active dry yeast 30g (3 tablespoons) salt 20g (2 tablespoons) ground cinnamon 90ml (6 tablespoons) oil 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 750 -1000ml (3-4 1/2 cups) water 300 g (2 cups) raisins Filling: 60 g (8 tablespoons) […]

Mejadra with Black Eyed Peas

Another dish with multiple origins and multiple spellings, Mujadara and its crowd-pleasing status has kept it popular for centuries. It’s mouth-watering and savoury — and that’s even before we add caramelized onions. In honour of Rosh Hashana we have swapped the lentils for black eyed peas, a traditional Rosh Hashana food. We’re inspired by Michael […]