This whimsical babka recipe is a cross between funfetti birthday cake, coffee cake, and a traditional sweet babka. It is decadent, delicious, and my daughter’s favorite.
Yields 3…loaves Ingredients For the dough: 1 tablespoon dry active yeast ⅓ cup + ½ teaspoon sugar ½ cup lukewarm water 4 ½ cups unbleached all- purpose flour 2 teaspoons vanilla ½ cup whole or 2% milk (or almond milk) ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter (or margarine), melted 2 eggs For the filling: 12 ounces cream cheese,… >> Read More
In February 2016, I gave birth to my second daughter, a tiny, beautiful screaming gift from God and my uterus.
And this month I am giving birth to another wonderful new addition to the universe:…my first book, "Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels and More." I have received amazing support and praise from my family and friends as this project comes to a head—and right now, everyone in my life is waiting in eager anticipation to celebrate the arrival of the newest Sarna. But the past year has been… >> Read More
Everyone loves snacks, especially snacks that are sweet and savory and just delicious (because why should you have to choose?!).
Since your kids are going back to school soon, we rounded up some…of our favorite and most popular Israeli and Jewish snacks, as a way to make eating lunch at school that much sweeter. These are our favorites below: 1. Bamba (duh!) Bamba is a peanut butter snack that some scientists and researchers have even speculated is the reason many Israeli kids don’t have peanut allergies. 2. Bissli Bissli is crunchy and… >> Read More
Apparently, boxed mac n' cheese has been declared bad for you now, because of all the chemicals. As Kveller editor Sarah Seltzer wrote here, it's kind of hard to ditch the tried and true classic…(especially since it's all your kids want to eat, and can you really blame them?). Considering the fact that everyone loves mac n' cheese, we're not about to ditch it—but we can make healthier (aka: chemical-free) versions of it. Because of that, we rounded up some of our favorite mac n' cheese recipes that we still… >> Read More
Powdered mac n' cheese is my life. I mean, I love many other kinds of cheese and pasta combinations, especially ones made with real fromage, but come on, the boxed stuff is delicious.
When I was a…kid, I adored Kraft. When I was a teenager and young adult, my friends and I used to come home late late late and put a big pot of Annie's on the table, or more accurately eat it right at the counter. In my 20s as a freelancer, I made it for myself as a… >> Read More