Cakes and Desserts

Hanukkah Cut-Out Cookies

Everyone loves cookies! Hanukkah cookies are traditional this time of year. For this recipe, you can be creative and use your favorite sugar, gingerbread, or shortbread cookie dough. Not to mention, add your own decorating tips.

Svinge – Fried Sweet Dough

Svinge is a fried sweet dough and is a Hanukkah favorite.

Baklava (Honey and Nut Pastry)

Baklava is a delicacy found throughout the Arab world. The Jews who came to Israel from Arab countries continue to prepare and enjoy the taste of baklava. This sweet pastry is sold in both Jewish and Arab markets, and comes in a multitude of varieties.

Kichlach

The word kichlach is Yiddish for cookies and derived from central Europe. Israeli soldiers enjoy getting parcels with sweet things from home; and mothers are very efficient in keeping them well-supplied with cakes. The popular kichlach are to be found in many of the packages destined for these young soldiers.

Lekach (Honey Cake)

This freshly baked traditional honey cake is served with apples, honey, and challah for a sweet new year.

Honey Cake

Honey cake is the traditional cake of the "Land of Milk and Honey," the biblical name for Israel. Honey cake is a must for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, since its sweetness symbolizes the wishes for a good year ahead.

Fruit Salad

The abundance of fresh fruit in Israel, ripe from the fields and orchards, makes fruit salads a natural choice. After a good meal, nothing is more refreshing than this cool dessert.

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