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Challah Latkes

This is made from leftover Sabbath challah (if that happens to your family).

1 – 1 1/2 challah bread

4 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

Oil for frying

1 – 1  1/2 loaves of challah, broken into small pieces in a large bowl.  Cover the bread with water and allow to soak until soft.  Then, squeeze out excess water.

To the challah add the eggs, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon.  Mix well.

Form into small pancakes and fry in hot oil about 2 minutes on each side.

Drain on paper towels on a wire rack.

Serve with hot maple syrup or confectioner’s sugar.

© Tentstake Ministries Publishing

Cheese Latkes

Makes 15-18 latkes (pancakes).


3 cups cottage cheese

6 eggs

3 TBsp sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup flour

Safflower oil for frying

Maple Syrup

Cinnamon Sugar


In large bowl beat eggs until fluffy.  Add cottage cheese, sugar, vanilla and flour.

Pour  1/2 inch oil into a 10 -12 inch frying pan over medium-low heat.  When oil reaches about 300˙, scoop 1/4 cup of cheese mixture from the bowl, then gently drop it into hot oil.

Cook 3 or 4 pancakes at a time (do not crowd pan) loosening from bottom as needed, until undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes.

Gently turn and cook until other side is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Transfer onto paper towels to drain briefly.  Keep warm.

Serve hot, with maple syrup and/or cinnamon sugar.

©Tentstake Ministries Publishing

Hanukkah Cut-out Cookies

Bake 350˙ for about 10 minutes.


1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 cup cold water

4 1/2 cups unbleached flour

Assorted colored frostings or make homemade frosting and color.  Assorted sprinkles.

Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat.  Add soda, water, and flour.  Mix together until it can be rolled out.

Using Hanukkah shapes, cut out cookies.  Bake. Frost with different colors and sprinkles.

©Tentstake Ministries Publishing