My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 2, Leikach.

We continue to delve into my grandmother’s holiday menu, as well as my story, with Part 2. If you missed Part 1, please go here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here. Part 5 is here.

Part 2

Part 2 cont

2. Tzaddik – a righteous person, outstanding for his faith and piety.

This part comes with two recipes, Onik Leikach and White Leikach. Even though technically they are both desserts, we would have them on the table from the very beginning, together with appetizers, to ensure the sweet year. Honey and jams would also be there from the very beginning, for the same reason.

https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/onik-leikach-honey-cake/

https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/white-leikach/

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

31 Comments Add yours

  1. This is such important social as well as family history

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Derrick

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  2. As i knew i would, i am enjoying every word!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi!

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  3. I love it very much. You are a wonderful storyteller, and stories with real background, and real recipes are fantastic. Thank you very much, and apologize the later revisit, Dolly!Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and kind wishes, Michael! Have a fantastic week, dear friend.

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      1. You too Dolly! All the best. Hope you enjoy the summer weather. Michael

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      2. Ah, Michael, we enjoy summer weather all year, EXCEPT July and August, the tropical storms season, when it’s either unbearably hot and humid, or raining non-stop. We still love South Florida, though!

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      3. :-)) Thank you Dolly, my learning progress increases. 😉

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      4. We all learn from each other, Michael!

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      5. So true, Dolly! Thank you!

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      6. My pleasure, Michael!

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  4. colonialist says:

    Fascinating stuff!
    Edit: Even though(t) technically they are both desserts . . .

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and for pointing out my typo; it is truly appreciated!

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      1. colonialist says:

        I though(t) you might want to fix it! 🙂

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      2. But of course, and right away!

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  5. lghiggins says:

    A sobering reminder that Grandfather could not explain the reason behind the customs.

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    1. Dear Linda, Grandfather knew all the reasons, but there was always danger that children might blab something at school or on the street, and the entire family would be arrested for celebrating religious holidays. It would be considered anti-Soviet propaganda that was punished by 8 to 15 years of hard labor in Siberia. Children would be placed in orphanages.

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      1. lghiggins says:

        Oh, yes. That was my intention. He could not explain without endangering the family. First the Germans, then the Soviets. 😞

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      2. I thank you for understanding, dear Linda!

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  6. lifelessons says:

    I shopped for the ingredients for your grandma’s honey cake weeks ago but upon reading this post again, I’m finally committed to making it. Ingredients all assembled. I’ll do a blog post letting you know the results. Remember, I’m not a very good baker!! xo J

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    1. Don’t ever say you are not a good anything (this is the psychologist in me speaking)! Just have fun doing it and enjoy!

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      1. lifelessons says:

        Honey cake is in the oven. It is a very stiff dough.. Kept wondering if I left something out but there was really no liquid called for except for the oil and honey. I subsituted liquid stevia for the xylitol which I couldn’t find. Fingers crossed.

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      2. Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed… It’ll be good, you’ll see!

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      3. lifelessons says:

        Oh Dolly. Read my account in your wonton blog.

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      4. Just did, and replied.

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