Family Recipes

Here is where we will put family traditional recipes. Do you have any?
Posted 29 March 1999

These two recipes were contributed by Cynthia Dachowitz, from the cookbook of her mother, Seyma Sacksner Dachowitz z"l.

Easy and Rich Pesach Brownies

Combine the following:
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of potato starch
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 cup oil
Mix with a hand mixer. Place in pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

Sweet Matzah Kugel

Moisten 6 matzahs, squeeze out excess water. Add:
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 diced apples
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • about 3/4 cup sugar
  • some cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • raisins to your liking
Bake in a greased pan at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (I'm not sure of timing -- keep checking!)

Posted 19 May 1997

The following two recipes were contributed by Rhona Epstein, daughter of Uncle Harry.

Pickled Cucumbers

When I made these cukes, my father (Uncle Harry) tasted them and said that he remembered this dish from his childhood (Rhona)
  • 2 kilo sliced cukes
  • sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup salt
Put the above in a large collander for a couple of hours or overnight.

Put into a pot, and add:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 2 Tbls. mustard seed (or pickling spices)
  • 2 Tbls. celery seed (or grnd. celery seed)
  • 1 Tbls. tumeric
Bring to boil, covered, then turn flame off. Put into glass jar (will stain plastic) and store in fridge. Will stay in fridge for months.

Milchig Cake

This recipe came from my mom (Aunt Faye). She said that she got the recipe from her mother-in-law, Sadie. My mom served it every Shabat morning (Rhona).
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup milksome Quik (or choco powder)
Cream margarine, add sugar & cream well. Add eggs, beat well. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Pour half batter into greased pan. Sprinkle chocolate Quik on batter. Cover with balance of batter.

Bake about 45 minutes at 350ยบ in a greased 9" x 9" pan.