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The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook: 50 Traditional Recipes for Every Occasion (Hardcover)
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Make traditional Jewish baked goods at home
Baking is an integral part of Jewish culture and traditions. Whether you're making challah for Shabbat, macaroons for Passover, or babka for family brunch, The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook helps you capture the essence of traditional Jewish baking in your own kitchen. It’s filled with 50 classic recipes—ones you might remember your bubbe or mom whipping up—with clear instructions to help you make them successfully every time.
Inside this Jewish cookbook for home bakers, you’ll find:
- Your favorite baked goods—From bagels and bialys to rugelach, kugel, and more, you’ll discover a variety of sweet and savory recipes that are perfect for everyday baking and holidays alike.
- An intro to Jewish baking—Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to get started, with guidance on kosher baking, plus essential techniques, tools, and ingredients.
- Beginner-friendly recipes—Each recipe includes easy-to-follow directions and uses basic ingredients to ensure you get it right, even if you’ve never tried your hand at Jewish baking before.
Discover the joy of Jewish baking with The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook.
About the Author
BETH LEE is the founder of the food blog OMG! Yummy, where she connects with her love of cooking and her passion for documenting her family’s multicultural food traditions. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and the San Jose Mercury News, and she has been a frequent contributor to Edible Silicon Valley.
“Beth's notes and stories make you feel like you have a trusted friend and guide to navigate the world of Jewish baking. And in a culture that can often seem so fractured by our specific upbringings, Beth's research and willingness to explore all parts of Jewish cooking celebrates our glorious diaspora as one that is connected through the power of baked goods! Calling this book essential is an understatement.” —Ali Rosen, James Beard and Emmy nominated host of Potluck with Ali and author of Modern Freezer Meals
“Whether or not you have a bubbe, you surely know the comfort and nostalgic warmth Jewish baked goods provide. Beth gives you the classics but adds her own approachable, smart twists. Blintz casserole? Genius!” —Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Yogurt Culture
“Beth Lee’s The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook is like having all of your family’s treasured heirloom recipes in one place—but with precise measurements and detailed instructions to guarantee success every time. With the entire Jewish diaspora represented, this book contains all of the recipes you expect, plus many intriguing surprises. The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook is indeed essential for every Jewish home and anyone who loves to bake, regardless of faith or heritage.” —Emily Paster, author of Instantly Mediterranean: Vibrant, Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot®, Electric Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
“The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook by Beth Lee teaches you how to make favorites of mine, like the marble rye that I grew up with, borekas that I got to know and love when I lived in Israel, and even specialties like malawach that I learned to make from my Yemenite mother-in-law. There are Ashkenazi knishes and Sephardi roskas, too. I can’t wait to start baking from it!” —Faye Levy, author of Faye Levy’s International Jewish Cookbook and 1,000 Jewish Recipes