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Old 11-13-2018, 03:11 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I was at the Kosher aisle at my supermarket trying to figure out the best Jewish dessert to try. This aisle intrigues me because I presume the products are carefully prepared with quality ingredients. No gluten or pork.

I'm on a strict lean diet to maintain lean abs. But I want to try a Chocolate Babka. Good choice?
Nothing made with flour and sugar belongs on a "strict lean diet." And neither "Jewish" nor "Kosher" implies "gluten-free." Save the chocolate (or any other) babka for your cheat day.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:55 AM
 
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Rugalach - a pastry filled with preserves, usually apricot, is vey good.
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Oy vey.

That's some Freudian typo Sheena! ;-)
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Oh, and please get me some Hamentashan -- prune or apricot -- either one will do. Not keen on poppy.
Hamentashen is my favorite. Apricot or Raspberry. Like you, I'm not too keen on the poppy. I always make it for my kids at Purim, and they want fillings like chocolate Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate, just not in Hamentashen.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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I was at the Kosher aisle at my supermarket trying to figure out the best Jewish dessert to try. This aisle intrigues me because I presume the products are carefully prepared with quality ingredients. No gluten or pork.

I'm on a strict lean diet to maintain lean abs. But I want to try a Chocolate Babka. Good choice?

My 2 favorites, Kugel and Babka French Toast. In Spain the latter is eaten warm as a dessert, with a scoop of van i/c on the side and it's amazing.


Everything is a good choice if eaten in moderation, so my doc tells me
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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First of all Jewish is a religion, secondly it's an Eastern European dessert and my Grandmother who was a Polish catholic made it often when we were kids. How is Babka or any dessert good for someone who wants lean abs? LOL BTW I love Chocolate Babka.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Now im not jewish but love jewish food . My mothers mother my grandma Minnie was 1/2 Russian and 1/2 Jewish and she would make kruegal and matzo balls and kreplach and my mother never ever learned how to do any jewish cooking . Oh and don't get me started on potato pancakes with sour cream . Grand Minnie ( she preferred that over grandma ) that woman god rest her soul could cook like no ones business . I miss her so much .
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:46 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I was at the Kosher aisle at my supermarket trying to figure out the best Jewish dessert to try. This aisle intrigues me because I presume the products are carefully prepared with quality ingredients. No gluten or pork.

I'm on a strict lean diet to maintain lean abs. But I want to try a Chocolate Babka. Good choice?

Trader Joe's sells a Brooklyn Chocolate Babka that's a candidate for a controlled substance list.
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I was at the Kosher aisle at my supermarket trying to figure out the best Jewish dessert to try. This aisle intrigues me because I presume the products are carefully prepared with quality ingredients. No gluten or pork.

I'm on a strict lean diet to maintain lean abs. But I want to try a Chocolate Babka. Good choice?
Wherever did you get the notion that Gluten wasn't Kosher?
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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It occurs to me that the OP may have confused "Jewish" with "gluten-free" because of the special unleavened foods that are eaten at Passover.

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Many people make their pie crusts with leaf lard. In addition, there are a number of Mexican pastries that also are made with lard.

Increasingly, bacon is being incorporated into a number of sweet applications including doughnuts.
I'm sure there are still people who use lard for homemade pie crusts, and I certainly don't have a problem with that, but it would be difficult to find a product in a standard American supermarket that used lard. It's been considered a no-no for so long that most bakeries just don't use it.

I'm aware of bacon on doughnuts and such as a current trend; I've had cupcakes with bacon at specialty shops. My statement that desserts are 99.9% pork-free was obviously an exaggeration. But the point was that the vast majority of standard baked goods in any supermarket are NOT going to contain pork products and it's not necessary to peruse the Jewish foods aisle to find them.
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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Rugelach. Yum.
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