Friday, December 7, 2018

Four Kosher Recipes by Zomick's


In today article, food experts from Zomick’s bakery, located in Inwood, share four delicious recipes.  

Boios




Ingredients Mass:

1/2 kg of flour
1 1/4 glass of water
3/4 glass of oil
1/2 tablespoon of salt

Stuffing ingredients:

2 packages of chard
1 cup of grated cheese
2 tablespoons of flour
salt and pepper

Preparation:

Experts from Zomick's recommend firstly, to place the salt and flour in a bowl and add water until a soft and elastic mass is obtained.
Than make a bun and let it rest for 3 hours. Divide the dough into two parts. Stretch until you get a mass not very thin (30 cm in diameter).

Let it rest another half hour. Then, anoint the table with oil and stretch the dough until it is like a paper.

Sprinkle with flour and sprinkle with oil. Then fill it.
Wash and chop the chard and then let it soak for two hours. Dry them well and sprinkle with the flour and 3 tablespoons of grated cheese.

Add the seasonings. Sprinkle the dough with oil and sprinkle with flour and grated cheese. Cut strips and fill each strip (a spoonful of stuffing at the end of each strip) and wind.
Put in a roasting pan and sprinkle with cheese and oil.

According to the experts working for Zomick's, the Boios should be cooked in a strong oven 25 minutes approximately.

Humus



Ingredients:

1 can of chickpeas
3 garlic cloves
lemon juice
sesame paste 20 gr approximately
Salt
Pepper
ground chili
parsley
oil

Preparation:

Process or liquefy the chickpeas, with 1/4 of the water of the can, (the rest of the water can be thrown away), along with the garlic, the sesame paste, salt, pepper, and the juice of half a lemon, 1 pinch of ground chili. From Zomick's point out that the consistency should be like that of a puree, leave it covered in the refrigerator, and serve it with a little chopped parsley and a tablespoon of oil. The Humus is eaten with Arabic bread or Challah bread.

Quince Sweet



Ingredients:

Quinces
Sugar
Water

Preparation:

Put all quinces (well washed and without the trunks) in boiling water. Boil them for about half an hour and let them cool in the cooking water. Then peel and cut them into medium pieces. In the water in which the quinces were boiled, put the husks and seeds. Weigh the quince cut into pieces and put the same amount of sugar. Cover with water and bring to a boil over low heat until the point is taken. The sweet is turning garnet and thickening. The main chief from Zomick's recommends not to stir or if you do it, to do it very softly only with wooden spoon, since the metal spoons cause the sweet quince to crystallize.

Poor knights



Ingredients:

1 Zomick's Challah Bread (buy it online) or French bread from the previous day
2 cups of milk
2 eggs
1 and 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
Butter needed to fry
(optional: almond flakes and impalpable sugar to sprinkle)

Filling:

250 grams of plum candy
1 teaspoon of rum
1 pinch of cinnamon
Grated peel of 1 lemon

To accompany:

Vanilla ice cream, mint leaves and cherries Maraschino

Preparation:

Note: This recipe is one of the Zomick's favorite recipes. You can find more recipes here.

Cut the loaves, without the crust, into slices 1 cm thick. Wet them in the milk and to pass them by the beaten egg and the breadcrumbs. Fry in lard. Spread with a thick layer of plum candy mixed with rum, cinnamon and lemon peel. They come together at the amount if two, forming a sandwich.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Animals Permitted for Eating According to Kosher laws

Let's start with the basics, the kashrut (noun of kosher) are all laws concerning what is allowed to eat and not eat within the Jewish law.

All that we can eat, it is called kosher, which in Hebrew is an adjective that means "appropriate", and it complies with all the Torah and Talmudic laws.

In addition, the kashrut includes all the philosophy that has been developed around Jewish cooking practices. It is a way of connecting with God through the sanctification of food, dedicating to Him the joy of eating. For many Jews it is one of the most important practices they carry out in their daily lives, it helps them feel protected and surrounded by God and Judaism.



The norms that comprise kashrut are extensive and quite specific. They are found in different Talmudic treatises. According to Zomick's Kosher Bakery, which is located at the corner of Inip Drive in Inwood, understanding and fulfilling them requires several years of work and study. There are several rabbis who specialize in this subject and give advice to those who have not been able to do so. However, the most basic and necessary laws for preparing kosher food are simple and popular among the Jews. Below we show you what animals are permitted and what prohibited for eating.

1. Permitted and Prohibited Mammals

When it comes to mammals and land animals, you can only eat ruminant animals (with more than one stomach) that have a split hoof. For the animal to be kosher, it should have both characteristics, if one is missing it is taref. Here Zomick's Kosher Bakery gives some examples for what can be eaten. For example, the cow is kosher (it can be eaten) because it has a split hoof and more than one stomach. While, the pig is taref because although it has the split hoof, it only has one stomach. In the case of the rabbit and the horse for example, although they are ruminants they do not have the split hoof, for which reason they cannot be eaten.

2. Permitted and Prohibited Birds

When it comes to birds, Zomick's Bakery states that you can eat almost all except for 21 species listed in the Talmud, which are very rare, wild and difficult to get as scavengers.

3. Permitted and Prohibited Marine Animals

From the marine animals, you can only eat animals that have fins and scales, which means, almost all fish. However you cannot eat shellfish, stingrays, or sharks, among other animals.

Zomick's Kosher Bakery You cannot eat either amphibians, reptiles, worms, or insects (with the exception of four specific types of lobster).

Nor can you eat a product that is derived from these animals. That means, you cannot eat the milk of non-kosher animals, neither their eggs, their fat nor anything that comes from them. The only exception is the bee. We can eat the honey that it produces since it is assumed that the pollen with which it makes it, is collected from the flowers.

In order to enjoy a great kosher meals, we recommend you to check some of the Zomick's kosher recipes in their's e-book on Amazon.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Zomick’s Bakery: Strawberry Desserts

The summer period is meant for enjoying in light and refreshing fruit desserts with rich aromas, colors and bold combinations. As one of the tastiest fruits strawberry offers a wide range of delicious recipes that will awaken your taste buds. The preparation process for these sweets is art by itself and it provides great satisfaction to those who consume them. Because now is the ideal time to use fresh seasonal fruits, Zomick’s Bakery has decided to share some of their most famous Zomick’s challah recipes with light, refreshing desserts.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Best Kosher Bakery Brings Kosher Food to Seniors



The brisket and challah bread delivered to 81-year-old Nina Hamsel were prepared in Zomick's kosher bakery and blessed by a rabbi before it arrived on her doorstep. On Friday night, each week, Nina and a group of other Jewish seniors receive a healthy meal, prepared after an original Zomick's challah recipe through Jewish Inwood's elderly nutrition program.