Category: Bereishis – בראשית

Parshas Noach – נח

In Parshas Noach Hashem tells Noach that He will destory the world with a mabel (flood) as a punishment for their wicked ways, and commands him to build a teivah (boat). Noach and his family are the only ones to survive. After the Mabel Hashem makes a covenant with Noach, and shows him a rainbow as a sign that He will never bring another flood like this again.

We made Rainbow cake.

Rainbow Cake
6 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsps almond extract
food coloring
1 1/2 c margarine (melted and cooled)
jam

Glaze
1/3 c margarine
1/2 c cocoa
1/3 c nondairy creamer
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 c confectioners\’ sugar

Line 10×15 flat pans with wax paper and grease well.
Make each layer separately, for each layer mix the eggs (1) and sugar (1/2 c) well, then add the flour (1 c), almond extract (1 tsp), food coloring, and margarine (1/2 c).
Batter is very thick, smear it into the pans pressing into all the corners and flatten out.
Bake at 350 for 12 mins
Once cool turn each layer out and stack with jam in between. Press firmly so they attach well.

Glaze:
Melt margarine and add cocoa, cook for a minute then remove from heat and add rest of ingredients. Pour and spread over cake.
Once glaze is hardned you can cut the cake into 1×2″ rectangles.

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נח ט:יג
Noach 9:13

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Parshas Breishes – בראשית

Parshas Breishes is the first parsha in the Torah, it starts with how Hashem created the world in six days. We made cookies to represent each of the seven days. We started with a standard sugar cookie recipe made into circles and added sprinkles and candies to show what was created.
Special thanks to my cousin CD for her help and advice with this.

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    Day & Night
  • breishes-sky
    Heavens
  • breishes-flowers-trees-grass
    Land, Flowers, Grass, & Trees
  • breishes-fish-birds
    Fish, Birds, & Insects
  • breishes-sun-moon-stars
    Sun, Moon, & Stars
  • breishes-animals
    Animals & People
  • breishes-shabbos
    Shabbos
בראשית א:א
Breishes 1:1

Parshas Vayechi – ויחי

In this week\’s Parsha Yaakov blesses his sons before he dies. He compares several of them to different animals.

We made lion pops to represent Yehuda who is compared to a lion.

1 – Make peanut butter rice krispie treats
Rice Krispie treats:
1 c peanut butter
1 c corn syrup
1 c sugar
Melt and pour over 5 cups rice krispies. Mix well so all of the rice krispies are evenly coated

2 – While it is still hot, form into balls and stick on skewers. It may seem shaky, but when it dries it should stay in firmly.3 – Once the rice krispie pops have hardened make the peanut butter frosting and pipe the ears and nose onto the balls.
Peanut butter frosting:
1/2 c peanut butter
1 c confectionery sugar
2 tsp hot water
4 – Wait until the the frosting hardens before continuing.

5 – Melt about 1 cup of chocolate chips and pipe the eyes and nose details onto the face.

6 – Add a mini pink chocolate lentil for the nose tip. Just pressing it in while the chocolate is still hot should be fine.

7 – Make the lions\’s mane using your favorite chocolate icing recipe (make sure it is stiff enough).
Chocolate icing:
1 c confectionery sugar
3/4 c chocolate chips
1/4 c shortening
1/2 c peanut better
Melt all ingredients together, then refrigerate until slightly stiff

8 – Pipe the chocolate in a circle around the rice Krispie balls to look like a lions mane.

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ויחי מט:ט
Vayechi – 49:9

Parshas Vayigash – ויגש

In this week’s Parsha, Yosef reveals himself to his brothers and Yaakov is told that Yosef is still alive. Yaakov and his extended family journey down to Mitzrayim to see Yosef in the wagons sent by Pharaoh.
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To represent Yaakov\’s journey we made little candy carts:
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ויגש מו:ו
Vayigash – 46:6
1 – Start with chocolate covered marshmallow squares, or any large square candy
2 – Melt about 1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 – Use the melted chocolate to stick 2 mini-Nonpareils on the lower half of the chocolate squares
4 – Once they harden, flip them over and repeat on the other side
5 – Take 2 animal cracker cookies of the same size and stick them together using melted chocolate. Place 2 toothpicks parallel between the cookies so that they are held in place by the chocolate. Leave about 1/2 an inch sticking out behind the animal.
6 – Once all of the chocolate has hardened, stick the ends of the toothpick into the side of the chocolate square

Tip: Make sure the animals feet are lined up evenly with the bottom of the square when you connect it, or your cart wont stand.