The orthodox home in Manchester, England in which Anna was raised was always full of the tastes and smells of her mother's kosher Jewish cooking. Now living in Israel, Anna finds efficient and healthy ways to prepare these tried and tested recipes for her husband, young children and many Sabbath and holiday guests. Enjoy Anna's favorite kosher recipes.
The vanilla sugar and orange juice give this Apple Crumble an extra special taste. This is one of my all time favorite recipes! This dessert is especially delicious when served in the Sukkah during the holiday of Succoth.
This Baked Tangy Cauliflower recipe is great when you are looking for an easy-to-prepare vegetable side dish. My family loves cauliflower, and mustard is a delicious way to enhance its flavor.
Often in the summer when Shabbat starts later in the evening, we will have a dairy meal instead of the traditional meat meal. This soup is a perfect starter for dairy Sabbath meals as well as for the Shavuot holiday meal.
This Charred Pepper Salad can be served hot or cold. It’s a great Shabbat salad as you can serve it warm on Friday night and then cold for lunch the next day – though if you want enough for both meals I suggest doubling the recipe. The longer it sits in the marinade the tastier it gets!
This recipe was given to me by an old flatmate who is also an artist. She prepares the most wonderful food and this chocolate mouse always gets rave reviews. I have made it here with 250 grams of chocolate but you can use any amount that you like always keeping the ratio of 1 egg per every 50 grams of chocolate plus one extra egg white. Thanks Liora!
This is a really easy, versatile soup that can be served hot or cold. I usually serve this cold for starters for a Shabbat lunch. I don't think I have ever served this soup and not been asked for the recipe!
This is the easiest quiche in the world but it doesn't compromise on the flavor. I serve it every Shavuot as well as after fast days. The recipe I have given here is for mushroom quiche, but you can just as easily make zucchini quiche or tuna quiche by merely replacing the mushrooms with either one.
This is one of my favorite cheese cakes, and as cheese cakes go it is quite low in calories (though this has never stopped anyone from licking the plate and asking for more). This cake is a must in my house for Shavuot. I make it without a crust, but you can always add a cookie/butter crust of your choice (crush around 200 grams of plain cookies and mix with about 75 grams of melted butter).
In England a sponge pudding is a hot cake that is served for dessert. Traditionally it is steamed in a water bath in the oven for over 1 1/2 hours. However, this recipe "cheats" by cooking the pudding in a microwave for less than 10 minutes.
We always break our Yom Kippur fast with this Fat-Free Cinnamon Sponge Cake. It is light and airy. Even those watching their weight won't feel guilty indulging!
Kuchen means "cake" in German, and refers to a variety of cakes. This kuchen, which was my grandmother's recipe, is a coffee cake with veins and pockets of baked-in cinnamon and sugar. My mother traditionally baked this cake for the holiday of Shavuot, but my family and friends like it so much that I make it all year round.
While these crispy Honey Oatmeal Cookies are delicious anytime of the year, I especially bake them for the holiday of Succoth. I like to cook with honey in the autumn in the hopes of a sweet new year, and my kids love to eat these treats in our Sukkah.
These meatballs are baked in the oven, so they are quick and easy to prepare. My sister serves these meatballs as a Shabbat lunch appetizer. Thus the kids eat something filling and nutritious at the beginning of the meal, and you don't have to worry about calling them back to the table when they are busy playing!
I make these Roast Potatoes every Friday night, so my children think Shabbat and roast potatoes are synonymous. Guests always ask for the "secret". The secret to making perfect roast potatoes is parboiling the potatoes and then dousing them in hot oil. This seals them so they are crispy on the outside and soft inside.
This recipe cooks the chicken and the rice together in the same pot. The rice is delicious as it absorbs the juices from the chicken. Make sure that the chicken is sealed tightly when cooking so that the steam stays in the pot and keeps the chicken moist.
This Sweet and Sour Cabbage recipe can be served hot or cold, but I prefer it hot. I often serve it when I have guests who are not big veggie eaters, as they tend to like this flavorful dish and I can feel good about having served something healthy.
The Tangy Lettuce Salad is a big hit every time I serve it. The secret to its success is the combination of slightly spicy dressing with sweet sugared pecans and mandarin oranges.
These Teriyaki Green Beans grace our table nearly every Shabbat. They are healthy, easy to make and great tasting. Try experimenting with different teriyaki sauces. We have found a sesame teriyaki sauce that works particularly well with the beans.
This Tuna Mousse is a great Shabbat appetizer as it looks so appetizing when made in a pretty mold. As this recipe freezes really well, I suggest preparing it ahead of time so you have less cooking to do right before the festive meal.