My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 7, Strudel.

This Sunday we start celebrating a series of holidays commonly called The High Holidays. In Yiddish, we simply say Yontoivim – The Holidays,  and everybody understands which holidays are meant. That’s because there are four holidays that follow each other not only on the calendar, but also in meaning and significance. In this chapter, you will see the transition from Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, to Sukkot and Simhat Torah (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6).

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19. Michurin I.V. – famous Russian biologist and horticulturist who developed and a grafting technique that produced superior fruit trees. The joke was that he has produced a single strawberry the size of a mountain and fell from the top of it to his death.

On the first of the High Holidays, Rosh haShana, we sing a haunting prayer to Our Father, Our King (Avinu Malkeinu)

With this beautiful rendition and the recipe for our traditional Rosh haShana dessert, I am wishing all of you, Beautiful People, a sweet, healthy, happy, and successful year – a Zis Yohr!

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https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/016/09/30/plum-prune-strudel

Enjoy!

 

 

 

51 Comments Add yours

    1. Ay! Thank you so much, Derrick; just fixed it!

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      1. Thanks, Dolly. An important page – much better now

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      2. Thank YOU! And thank you for actually reading it, Derrick.

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  1. GP Cox says:

    You sure ate well at grandma’s house, eh?!
    Now, that’s quite a strawberry!!

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    1. LOL I remember drawing a cartoon to this joke in my biology textbook in middle school.

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    1. Sure is! And my great-grandmother on my mother’s side was from Vienna, so she used to make a real Viennese Apfelstrudel. I do that one also, sometimes.

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      1. So do I! Imagine the fun we would’ve had in the kitchen together, dear Gail!

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  2. spearfruit says:

    Strudel…one of my favoritres! Thanks for sharing Dolly!

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    1. Just keep making a list, Gary! When I come to Tampa, I won’t come empty-handed.
      Thank you for stopping by, dear friend!

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  3. Looks delicious! שנה טובה ומתוקה! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Ronit; it’s a taste of Yom Tov to us. Shana Tova u’Metuka!

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  4. Outosego says:

    Wonderful ! Thank you ! Liked, shared, flipped to my “Delicious Bloggers” Magazine :

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend! I am honored!

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      1. Outosego says:

        You ‘ re very welcome, dear. I enjoy your recipes, no matter what. Take care. My best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

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  5. The pain of the loss of the synagogue and the Holy Books probably reverberated for years and years. One blessed freedom i do not take for granted is that of practicing my beliefs without worry the government will intervene.

    So many relatives separated by wars and other horrors, i can only imagine the joy of those who did get to be reunited.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compassion and understanding, dear Mimi!
      The Torah in a synagogue is not a book, but a scroll. Those scrolls are written in a very special way and are considered Holy. The man who lost his life trying to save the Torah scroll from the burning synagogue in Zhitomir was shot by a Nazi soldier who then unrolled the Holy Torah, covered in blood, and cut inserts for his boots using the supple leather of the scroll. I saw that bloodstained Torah with holes in the shape of German boots.

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    1. lifelessons says:

      The heights of human cruelty are unbelievable..What can possibly happen to a person to make them so cruel and to get such pleasure out of the pain of others? (i.e. the burning of the temple, the shooting of the man trying to save the Torah and the cutting of the scroll.) I just saw a video of a meeting of Hitler supporters in New York 20,000 strong. This was before the outbreak of the war and they were branding themselves as American patriots. I had never heard of this before but this action, like so many present actions in the U.S. have me so depressed over the prospects of mankind. Please let there be an end to this soon and a new attempt to raise mankind to a higher level of compassion and understanding of other beliefs and cultures.

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      1. Ah, Judy, ignorance breeds fear of strange and unknown, and fear brings hatred. We pray for understanding, peace, and love between all the people of the world. In the Temple, sacrifices were brought every day for the wellbeing of all nations of the world. Today we can only do it through our fervent prayers.

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  6. My Grandmother made wonderful strudel, too. The key ingredient was love. Have a blessed New Year, Dolly! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Anna, we truly did, and may the year bring only peace and happiness to you and to all people in the world!

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  7. cookingflip says:

    I enjoyed reading this, Dolly. A sweet new year to you! 🍭🍎🍓💞

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    1. Thank you so much, darling!

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  8. chattykerry says:

    As always, Dolly, you transport me to another world with your fabulously interesting posts. The singing was sublime and divine. I was horrified by your last comment and grieve with you. May we never forget the Holocaust and all the other atrocities of ethnic cleansing. K x

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    1. Thank you so much for your compassion and understanding, dear Kerry!

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      1. chattykerry says:

        …and I love strudel! 😃

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      2. Thank you, dear Kerry!

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  9. Leif Price says:

    Grandmothers are the nicest people. I remember going to her house and we are always fed with her baking creations. Best memories of childhood. She passed her cookbook to us and we’re trying our best to recreate them and adding our own recipes as well.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your memories with me! I truly appreciate your comment.

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  10. Happy celebrations, Dolly! Thank you for the great information. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael!

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      1. Always a great pleasure to me, Dolly! Your recipes and stories are superb. Michael

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      2. I appreciate your support, dear friend!

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  11. Oh, i forget: THANK YOU for the strudel recipe. Delicious! :-))

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Michael!

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  12. lifelessons says:

    The prayer to our father the king was so gorgeous. You’ve gone to so much work with this..I’m on to the next chapter.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Judy! The next chapter is the last one, and I have to thank you for prodding me to post the story.

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      1. lifelessons says:

        Your posts were my reward.

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      2. You are so sweet! I appreciate your support. dear friend.

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