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Cake challah

Trying to recreate the challah I grew up with. My mother used to buy challah at a bakery in albertson n.y. What was special about it was that it was dense and cake like. Anybody familiar with such a version of challah. Pretty sure the bread was parve. Currently I use Claudia Roden's recipe.

A Jewish baker suggested experimenting with shortening but google cant find a challah with shortening. Any ideas?

Dec 02, 2012
rmarvin437 in Kosher

Seltzer Siphon Bottle

that is exactly what I mean. too bad but thanks for the details.
yes i am well acquainted with the seltzer man.

May 13, 2011
rmarvin437 in Cookware

Seltzer Siphon Bottle

Recently was at Sammy's Roumanian for dinner in Manhattan. Loved the steak, but loved the bottles even more. You know the old fashioned siphon style.

Here my question: if I fill one of those bottles with seltzer will it work? In other words, will the water come out when i push the trigger?

May 12, 2011
rmarvin437 in Cookware

Anywhere in DC proper to get kosher brisket?

Yes brookville market has kosher meat etc.
Of course koshermart in md. If they don't have what you need.

Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket Oy Vey

Actually downtown Kosher is not so bad. Ely's is still there if you insist on Kosher tuna and bad CB. There is a cafe at the DC JCC.
Also Brookville in Cleveland Park now carries Kosher meats.

Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket Oy Vey

Parkway serves Saval. Nasty. Nasty. Nasty.

Wagshall's makes a top flight CB, but they stopped making their own Pastram.

Kosher is not as important as Kosher style. Please dont serve me cheese with my CB or Pastrami. Its just not right.

Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket Oy Vey

Does Chutzpah make its own? I dont like to travel to the land of 703 unless there is a good reason.

Have you had Wagshall's corned beef? Their pickle barrel is charming. I dont get why these folks bought Wagshall's if they are not Jewish. Their Chanukah menu is a nightmare or a funny joke.

Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket Oy Vey

I know the closest good Jewish deli is in Baltimore, if not Philly. But I still want my Corned Beef, Pastrami on Rye close at hand. Now after moaning the lack on Deli, I finally discovered the corned beef at Wagshall's on Massachusetts Ave. Outstanding subtle flavor. Nice spice. Nice sweetness. Good color. Not like you get on the LES (Lower East Side) or in the Reading Market in Philly, but very very good.

Two Questions for now:
Anyone have experience or info about prepared Pastrami or Corned Beef? Saval is quite inedible -- strong, dirty flavor. Boar's Head is good, but what about Dietz & Watson? While Wagshall's makes its own Corned Beef, they no longer make their own Pastrami but serve Dietz & Watson meat. I know nothing about Dietz.

Also am I missing that great Jewish deli somewhere. Has anyone been to Deli City? Do they make thier own meat? Parkway uses Saval. Morties uses Saval. Ely's -- Dont know but it tastes bad, must be a Kosher purveyor.