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Old Yesterday, 05:43 PM
 
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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?
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Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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I love a cinnamon babka 'cause I'm not big on chocolate. Babka is a great dessert if you like a more bread-like cake rather than a sponge type of cake. Enjoy!
Oh, and please get me some Hamentashan -- prune or apricot -- either one will do. Not keen on poppy.
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Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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What joyeaux said. And, there are recipes for Jewish apple cake, sweet kugel (noodle pudding) kreplach - crepes, stuffed with fruit and cheese, and there IS chocolate babka!


Rugalach - a pastry filled with preserves, usually apricot, is vey good. Honey cake is another of my favorites.


Halvah is a delicious candy made of sesame seeds and honey. Not exactly a desert, more of a candy, that is sold every were in NYC. It comes in a natural or vanilla flavor, marbled - with chocolate, and chocolate covered.

In Jewish homes, bananas and sour cream are a typical desert, that I find very tasty.
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM
 
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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?
Jewish people eat gluten. Babka is made with flour.
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 PM
 
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Jewish people eat gluten. Babka is made with flour.
And, I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of all desserts are not made with pork. While Jewish desserts are delicious, I'm a little baffled at why you would think kosher sweets are healthier than any other kind.
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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While Jewish desserts are delicious, I'm a little baffled at why you would think kosher sweets are healthier than any other kind.
and I'm still trying to figure out how " chocolate babka" and "lean abs" can go in the same sentence.
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Old Yesterday, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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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?
Wait...you said "no gluten"? Jewish cake, crepes, cookies etc. are NOT gluten free. Where did you get that idea?

The only deserts that involve a pork product that I can think of, are pie crust made with lard. That's it. Pork products are not common in deserts and are non-existent in Jewish deserts.

Jewish deserts are no more or less healthy than any other deserts. They are DESERTS.
If you are on a strict "lean diet" I would avoid all baked goods.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Gluten is okay unless someone has celiac disease. What I find odd is people who ate gluten all their life, all of a sudden claim to have "gluten intolerance". Why didn't they get ill when they were eating it before? Gluten free diets are mostly a fad and in a few years, people will return to eating gluten again. Its also a way to mark up food items, four to five times; gluten-free bread is five dollars a loaf. No thanks.
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Old Today, 12:12 AM
 
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And, I'm pretty sure that 99.9% of all desserts are not made with pork. While Jewish desserts are delicious, I'm a little baffled at why you would think kosher sweets are healthier than any other kind.

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.

Here are some examples:

https://www.yummly.com/recipes/pork-desserts
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pork-...test_b_2625937
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Old Today, 02:35 AM
 
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and I'm still trying to figure out how " chocolate babka" and "lean abs" can go in the same sentence.
Carb loading before running a marathon?

Halvah is honey, tahini, and nuts.
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