Chanucah wishes from Prime Minister David Cameron

December 8, 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

"I am delighted to wish the Jewish community in the UK and across the world a happy and peaceful Chanucah.

"Chanucah is a magical eight day festival that children look forward to throughout the year – a joyous time of candles, doughnuts and gifts.


How to make the festival even sweeter

By Richard Ehrlich, December 6, 2012

When I was a child we sometimes had chicken for our Chanucah dinner. But mostly it was my mother’s pot roast brisket, which I have already pointed out in these pages was the greatest brisket cooked anywhere since the end of the Babylonian exile. Sadly, we stuck with cookies and pastries instead of doughnuts – not that anyone ever had room for many of them.


Fruit tempura with salted caramel dipping sauce

By Ryan Bartley, December 6, 2012

This classic Japanese recipe is traditionally savoury. I have transformed it from a starter into an interesting dessert and teamed it with a salted caramel sauce.


250ml ice-cold sparkling water
½ egg, beaten
100g plain flour plus extra for coating
50g cornflour
½ tsp baking powder
1 apple, cored and sliced
1 pear, cored and sliced


Cinnamon doughnuts with hot chocolate sauce

By Kevin Mangeolles’s, December 6, 2012

This recipe makes for an entertaining dessert. They’re not doughnuts in the strictest sense of the word, but they do make for a pretty and tasty alternative.

Serves 6


For the doughnuts:
125g plain flour
20g sugar
1 orange, zested
20g butter
20g yeast
1 tbsp milk
1 egg

For the chocolate sauce:
75g dark chocolate, broken into cubes
10g butter
5 tbsp milk


Herby honey lemon buffalo wings

By Kosher Roast, December 6, 2012


20 chicken wings
100ml olive oil
60ml white balsamic vinegar
Large bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp mustard
White pepper and rock salt
1 litre vegetable oil, for frying


Wash and pat the wings dry and put in a mixing bowl.

Blend the oil, balsamic, lemon juice, honey and mustard to a sauce-like consistency.


Campus Notebook

By Marcus Dysch, December 6, 2012

● Chanucah packs have been distributed to Liberal Jewish students on 36 campuses in time for the festival.

Liberal Judaism sent out 250 packs, each containing a menorah, candles, dreidel, Chanucah gelt, and messages from chaplain Rabbi Ariel Friedlander and student rabbi Benji Stanley.


Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.


Chanucah mashup: StandFour - Eight Nights

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2012

Everyone's favourite Jewish music video stars are back - well, some of them. Featuring some of the Maccabeats, a Chanucah parody of "Some Nights" by Fun, "Die Young" by Ke$ha, "Live While We're Young" by One Direction.


How to Make Latkes

By Jennifer Lipman, October 26, 2012

With the shocking news that Rakusen's is no longer making latkes, there's never been a better time to try and make your own. Here is a video to help you try.


Lament for the lost latkes

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

Latke lovers are in crisis after food company Rakusen’s shelved Britain’s most popular kosher frozen potato products.

Fans of the treat have said that Chanucah will never be the same after Rakusen’s ended production of its Mister Rak’s range.