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King Arthur Flour -- Whisk, Rise, Shape, Bake!

The bakeware and tools used for baking bread and cakes are just as important as the recipes - they can be the difference between success and failure. We are fans of King Arthur Flour - their flour, cake mixes, baking accessories, not to mention their online resources and friendly service. This post may sound like a commercial, but we just can’t help ourselves. We have recently tried, tested, tasted and created with some of KAF’s newest introductions- what delicious fun we had!
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Essential Goodness Baking Mixes

These mixes include “the best of everything you need along with the absence of everything you don't”…just the good stuff. There are no hydrogenated oils, no artificial colors, no preservatives…non-GMO, and they are all certified kosher. We mixed up a batch of Sour Cream Coffee Cake OU-D, and Ancient Grain Cranberry Bread Mix (OU parve). They are both convenient, and baked up moist, with a crumbly texture perfectwith our morning coffee! There are 10 convenient essential mixes including pancakes, cupcakes, cookies and frostings….all kosher.

Unbleached Cake Flour
We like to use cake flour when creating soft, delicate cakes – and like to use KAF because it is unbleached. Cake flour gives a lighter texture, for tender cakes with a fine, moist crumb.

Unbleached Bread Flour We have this in our pantry (or actually our fridge) 350 days of the year. It is only missing during Passover season. This is the star ingredient in our Shabbos and Yom Tov challahs and breads. It never disappoints. We think that it is the secret to better breads, with consistent, dependable results. Flours with a higher protein content create loftier yeasted breads. KAF bread flour is 12.7% protein - a full point higher than other national brands. It strengthens the rise.  We use it whenever bread flour is listed as a recipe ingredient.

SAF Instant Yeast Of the thousands of products KAF offers in their catalogs and online, SAF Red instant yeast is their #1 top-seller. Use in any recipe calling for active dry yeast: artisan loaves, pizza, sandwich bread, bagels, rolls, and more. It’s fast-acting, dependable, and long-lasting, and it’s especially easy to use. This yeast requires no proofing or pre-dissolving. From France’s LeSaffre Yeast Corporation

Pans
In addition to using the best ingredients, the baking tools and pans make quite a difference. No one likes to spend 30 minutes mixing up a batter, baking it and then it sticking to the pan or unevenly baking. The KAF 9” round layer pans will prevent sticking and promote even baking. When we use these, we line each with the KAF 9” round parchment (so convenient) and our layers pop right out. “Make baking a piece of cake! “
The eco-friendly and easy-to-clean pans are manufactured from a mix of 65% recycled steel (for strength and durability), and aluminum (for superior conductivity). They are made exclusively for KAF by USA Pans, the gold standard in professional bakeware. The unique corrugated surface provides air circulation all around, for more even baking, and release. KAF customers, and test kitchen bakers, (including KosherEye) love these pans. Use them for layer cakes, rolls, cinnamon rolls, challah and more…


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Nordicware is known for their iconic Bundt pans. King Arthur Flour sent us the limited edition Party Bundt Pan. The pan's shiny cast aluminum finish) reflects heat to prevent over-browning of cakes. The non-stick coating helps cakes release cleanly from the pan. We all know how disappointing it is to have part of the Bundt cake remain in the pan upon release. This pan offset that problem for us. Nordicware is made in Minneapolis, and is a family-owned company. The pan we have has a 10 cup total capacity.  

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Bread Baking Bowl

This clay-baking bowl perfectly bakes dough into a round loaf. Dough rises and bakes up crispy in this pan. The bowl is made with porous clay and shaped into a round baking bowl We especially like it for no- knead bread. The bowl is also microwave-safe. It is custom made for KAF in the USA. Click here for our favorite no knead peasant bread recipe from the book Bread, Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford.

KAF Whisk
Dough Whisk

Introduced in their very first catalogue over 20 years ago, this dough whisk has proven to be an extremely popular item--with thousands sold. The premise of the design is that it mixes yeast dough (stiff or soft) and the dough does not stick to the whisk wires. The whisk is 15-inches in size, made of beachwood and stainless steel. Once you try it, you will love it! It works perfectly in the recipe for no knead peasant bread.

King Arthur Flour often has discounts, specials and free shipping offers, and is a knowledgeable resource for thousands of baking recipes. It is simply our favorite place to purchase baking supplies. Many of their items are kosher certified.
See the entire baking collection at Kingarthurflour.com

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Delicious and Dairy

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When in LA  a few years ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Leah Adler (Z''l)  at The Milky Way, her kosher, dairy restaurant on Pico Boulevard in the center of “kosher” Beverly Hills. Aside from enjoying Leah’s delicious dairy dishes, including her famous blintzes, why was this visit special? It was her welcoming greeting, her non–ending smile, and her extreme pride when she speaks of her famous son, none other than director/producer Steven Spielberg. At that time Leah, who was then 96, still worked six full days weekly, making restaurant customers feel like special guests, or should I say newly found friends! By the way, framed posters of Steven’s acclaimed films hung on the back walls of the restaurant. Leah shared several of her recipes with KosherEye.
Sadly, Leah passed away at 97 in February, 2017.  In addition to creating the reknown kosher restaurant, she was a concert pianist and an artist. She was certainly an inspiration to her family.

These are the recipes that Leah shared with KosherEye.
Best Dairy Blintzes
New England Style Kosher "Clam" Chowder 
Pistachio Pasta

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Slice Away! One lucky winner will win these 3 cutting edge OXO mandolines.  Enter to win!  

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OXO Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0
This full sized mandoline offers easy to use versatility and can slice straight, crinkle cut and waffle cut fruits and vegetables. It is essential for slicing uniform slices of potatoes, onions, zucchini, carrot sticks, eggplant, cucumbers, cabbage, apples, firm fruits and more. A turn of the soft dial selects slice thickness and julienne settings. The mandoline body and food holder are dishwasher safe and the blades are recommended to be hand washed. 

 

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OXO Mini Vegetable Slicer
Slice your small vegetables and fruits with this convenient, handy and easy to use gadget. Made of stainless steel, this slicer features an angled, sharp blade, a textured ramp to prevent food from sticking, and a non-slip handle.The dishwasher safe stainless steel blade makes uniform slices of small fruits and vegetables like Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, radishes, strawberries and more.This little slicing gem works well with mushrooms, radishes, shallots, strawberries, small potatoes and more. 

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OXO Good Grips Garlic Slicer
The OXO garlic slicer is fun to use, dishwasher safe and creates thin, even garlic slices safely. Slicing garlic is a cinch. 

To explore more OXO kitchen tools, visit oxo.com
If you would like to attend the OXO Mandoline University, grab a cup of coffee and watch this informative OXO Facebook video: CLICK HERE To Watch an OXO Facebook Video to Learn Some Mandoline Magic!

Free Giveaway -- Win 3 different OXO mandolines.
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Giveaway is limited to continental U.S. only. If you are not living in continental U.S., you may still enter and, if selected, "gift" your prize to a continental U.S. friend or relative. The winner will be notified by email. Once notified, the winner must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be awarded to the runner-up. Giveaway prize does not have cash equivalent. KosherEye LLC reserves the right, at any time, to cancel, modify or suspend the giveaway if, in its sole judgment, the giveaway is not capable of being conducted as specified. KosherEye LLC reserves the right to alter giveaway terms and conditions at any time and at its sole discretion.KosherEye LLC reserves the right to cancel the giveaway if it deems that circumstances arise outside of its control.
This giveaway ende on March 18, 2018 at 11:45PM.

 

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Passover Guides 2018
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Most kashrut agencies have released their 2018 Passover guides,
including information about items that can be used without special Passover certification.  

We will be updating our listings as additional information becomes available.


Three versions of the OU 2018 Passover Guide are available:

1. The OU 2018 Passover Guide - Online Version is available HERE


2. PDF copies of the OU 2018 Passover Guide sections may be downloaded HERE


3. You may order the printed version of the OU 2018 Passover Guide HERE:

The OU 2018 guide is available. Click HERE to see ordering information.  If you are an OU member and you already receive OU's Jewish Action magazine, the guide was mailed along with the spring issue of Jewish Action.  Online Passover information which includes information from the 2017 guide is available on the OU website at https://oukosher.org/passover/.  Also, the OU app gives you access to this information as well as providing interactive information on food items.


Star K passover book 2018
For Star-K Passover Directories, Guides, Abridged Web Edition,
and more, click here: Star-K 2018 Passover Directories and Information


CRC Pesach 2018 Guide Small
Click Here for the CRC Passover 2018 Guide


COR 2018 Passover Mag Small
Click Here for the COR Passover 2018 Magazine
 


 OK Passover Products Food Guide 2018

Click Here for the OK Guide


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Click HERE for Kashrut.com Passover 2018 information.


Canada Passover Magazine 2018
Click HERE for Canada's Passover Magazine


2018 Trader Joe's Update

 

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The following Trader Joe's products without special Passover certification are approved for Passover use by Kosher Check (BCK)
as long as the BCK is on the label.

Unsweetened Coconut Chips
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Coconut Flour 
Triple Filtered Coconut Oil 
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 
Reduced Fat Coconut Milk 
Regular Coconut Milk 
Coconut Cream

 


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