CABOT, Vt., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanukkah is known worldwide as the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorating the reclamation of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem from the Greeks more than two thousand years ago. The traditions of Hanukkah include the lighting of the menorah candles, the spinning of the dreidel (a top) and the gifting of Hanukkah gelt (money) to children. Enjoying latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (fried donuts) is a holiday must-do, but why limit eight days of celebration to only a couple of traditional foods? This year, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, best known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," want to put a delicious twist on your traditional Hanukkah delights with a few unique and delicious recipes.
"Dairy foods, of course, are central to any Hanukkah menu," notes Regan Jones, Cabot National Nutrition Communications Manager and Registered Dietitian, "and they just happen to be our specialty. What's more, all of our cheddars are certified Kosher by Tablet K."
"For a unique and satisfying Hanukkah meal, Cabot has created three delicious recipes, each of which is guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of your friends and family. Hanukkah just wouldn't be Hanukkah without latkes and, never one to disappoint, Cabot has created some of the most delicious Dairy Latkes you'll ever taste. Then, while the dreidel is spinning, delight your family with Cabot Savory Cheese Bread Puddings, which happen to be the perfect size for noshing, or bite into one or two decadent Golden Dollars cookies."
In addition to our Tablet K certified cheddars, Cabot Creamery Cooperative is offering Cabot OU Kosher Sharp Cheddar, which is certified (OU-D) by the Orthodox Union, in 8oz. bars and more affordable 6 lb. cases. Each year, Cabot produces a limited amount of Kosher Sharp, which is aged for 10 months, producing a deep, rich flavor. Cabot OU Kosher Sharp Cheddar is available online at: http://www.shopcabot.com/
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In food processor, combine cheese, butter, Tabasco and garlic powder. Add flour and process until mixture forms ball. (Alternatively, blend with electric mixer.)
3. Divide dough in half. Shape into two logs, each about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Roll logs in poppy seeds or toasted sesame seeds to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
4. Cut logs crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place on prepared baking sheet, pressing ridged pattern in top of each with tines of fork if desired.
5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Recipe courtesy of Ethel G. Hofman, Kosher Food Consultant
Calories 160, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 7g, Sodium 155mg, Carbohydrates 9g, Dietary Fiber <1g, Protein 5g, Calcium 105mg
ABOUT CABOT CREAMERY COOPERATIVE Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and we make a full line of cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and butter. Best known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar," Cabot is owned by 1200 dairy farm families located throughout New England and upstate New York. For additional information on Cabot Creamery, visit http://www.cabotcheese.coop
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