Each of the recipes below plays a role in Molly Yeh’s party dish hummus with meat all over it. And each is a great to have around pretty much at all time.
An old friend from camp once told me that you can tell if a challah recipe is good by looking at how much oil and sugar there is in it. The more of those things, the better. Amen.
This is me in bread form! Chinese, Jewish and pretty doughy, whether I can help it or not.
Not many things in life are better than a rich, moist chocolate cake covered in buttercream and doled out with birthday songs and birthday wishes. But as my old timpani teacher used to say, “If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway.” Chocolate cake, meet tahini.
Growing up, I always looked forward to the Jewish holidays, even though my family was not very religious. Those were pretty much the only times we had real food in our house.