The holiday season is a fun time of year for many reasons, but food is one of the best ways to connect with others, whether it’s for a happy Friendsgiving feast, sweet cookie baking or a lavish Christmas dinner. Hanukkah, or the “festival of lights,” is celebrated by countless people across the globe, and if you don’t already know, the days of Hanukkah (which lasts from Dec. 22-30 this year) are filled with centuries of tradition and unique food.
2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and grated
1 medium onion, grated
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions
1/4 cup matzo meal
3 tablespoons unsalted cannabis-infused butter, melted
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Mix potatoes and onions and place them in a cheese cloth. Squeeze until the mixture does not yield any more liquid.
- Add in eggs, scallions, matzo meal, butter, salt, pepper and baking powder. Mix well.
- Heat a large frying pan on medium, head a thin layer of vegetable oil until hot. Scoop about 1/4 cup of mixture at a time, and drop into the pan. Flatten with a spatula.
- Cook latkes for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Scoop out latkes and place on a plate with paper towels, to allow oil to drain.
- Serve with applesauce or sour cream.
3 pounds beef brisket
1 white onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves
2 cups chicken stock
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 tablespoon cannabis-infused butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Season the brisket well with salt, pepper and extra seasonings you may enjoy.
- Combine all of the ingredients into a slow cooker.
- Cook anywhere between six to eight hours.
- Remove brisket from slow cooker, slice and serve immediately.
1/2 cup lukewarm water
6 tablespoons cannabis-infused vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1 large egg
1 tablespoon cold water
- Combine lukewarm water, vegetable oil, honey, eggs, flour, salt and instant yeast. Mix in a mixer, or by hand, until dough is soft and smooth.
- Pace dough into an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside and let sit for about two hours.
- Transfer dough to a floured or greased work surface and split the dough into three equal parts (usually about 15-20 inches long).
- Roll out each dough section into equals strand lengths and braid together.
- Once braided, place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Cover and let rise for an additional two hours.
- To create the glaze, whisk one egg with one tablespoon of cold water and brush onto the exterior of the bread.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place bread in oven for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
9. Remove from oven and let cool.