With Rosh Hashanah so close, we sense the excitement and know there are many long To-Do lists around town – we wouldn’t have it any other way! Today we talk challah and honey and
offer some fabulous new pareve products. No time to waste – let’s begin!
Challah & Baked Goods
Glicks Cakes & Bagels will once again be offering round challot in four varieties: semi-sweet; raisin; rye and plain all available in three sizes: small, medium and large. In addition to Glick’s round honey cakes, there are many other sweet honey-based treats on offer, without forgetting the delicious bulkas. Glick’s wants the community to know that over the chaggim it is business-as-usual in St. Ives, operating out of their Franklins shop-front, with Glick’s entire range available including three varieties of fish: gefilte; fried and baked. This Sunday, September 16, erev Rosh Hashanah, Glicks Bondi Road will be open 5am to 3pm and Glick’s Hall Street will be open 7am to 3pm.
Grandma Moses is looking forward to providing the community with delicious Rosh Hashanah treats, including the following challah varieties: sweet raisin; brioche; plain; rye; wholemeal; seven-grain and sourdough spelt with raisins. In addition there will be honey cake and bulkas available. Grandma Moses will be open erev Rosh Hashanah, 7am to 3pm.
Challah by The Baking Company will be at Franklins and St. Ives supermarkets and Tobias round challot in two varieties: sweet and plain, will be at Franklins and Coles supermarkets, in addition to Krinsky’s and Bianca’s Grub Store. And for the first time, Patisserie Le Marais, Sydney’s newly opened French boutique pastry shop, will be offering sweet round challot, in addition to many pareve and milchig (not Chalav Yisrael) treats, including honey cake; fruit tarts; friands; macarons and more. Patisserie Le Marais will be open this Sunday 8am to 3pm.
Well, it’s that time of year when we focus on all-things-sweet. We are so excited to introduce you to Airborne Honey, New Zealand’s oldest honey brand established in 1910. Proudly certified by the KA (), Director John Smart adds, “We wish the Jewish community a very happy Rosh Hashanah and want to convey that each jar of our honey has a label with details reflecting that the contents within are Honest, Undamaged and Traceable. This means that we verify that each jar is true to the label, using cruelty-free and sustainable processes; we guarantee that our honey is undamaged by heat (we have a patented honey liquefaction system) and we print the batch number, thus knowing the exact location of the apiary where the honey originated.”
The Airborne Honey selection is truly impressive: Airborne’s Floral Honeys are premium products with a distinct taste, fragrance and flavour, such as Clover, Thyme, Rata and Manuka with Wildflower to name a few. The Health Honeys have been scientifically proven to be high in antibacterial activity and antioxidants, for example the healing Honeydew variety. Airborne’s Classic Honeys have been popular for more than a century and enjoyed by so many: try Classic Creamed Honey or Classic Bush Honey. The ‘Honey For’ range is a convenient line made with a no mess, no waste cap, specifically tailored for kids, tea, coffee and baking. And if you are interested in Comb Honey, look no further than Airborne’s selection, made from beeswax; the nectar gathered by honeybees, this is also pure and unprocessed. The only Airborne products that are not kosher certified are the Antibacterial Honey Lozenges.
Selected products from the Airborne Honey range can be found at Farmer John’s Fruit Barn and Deli, Shop 17/238 Bunnerong Road, Hillsdale (e.g. Manuka Multi-floral and Light Honey); IGA Turramurra and Terrey Hills Forestway Fresh, 341 Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills. Please note: any product from the Airborne range can be ordered in for kosher consumers. Over the coming months Airborne will be available at more Australian locations and we will keep you posted. For more Airborne information, visit Facebook and search ‘AirborneHoney’ or via their website, www.airborne.co.nz.
With the High Holy Days fast approaching and many working overtime in kosher kitchens around town, this is the perfect moment to introduce you to MimicCreme, an award-winning fabulous range of dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free nut cream pareve products that are both delicious and healthy. Kosher consumers can use the Unsweetened version in many dishes that list cream as an ingredient such as sauces and gravies. For delectable, dairy-free desserts, try the Sweetened MimicCreme, created with a fusion of almond and cashews and offering a consistency similar to sweetened condensed milk. The Sugar-Free Sweetened version is a great substitute for those with dietary restrictions revolving around sugar.
If you love your coffee but would prefer (or medically require) the removal of milk from your mug, MimicCreme have created three alternative Coffee Creamers: Original Unsweetened; French Vanilla and Hazelnut Biscotti. These popular products are made from a blend of almonds and cashews and incorporate kosher pareve flavourings. They contain no hydrogenated oils or trans-fats and are cholesterol-free and soy-free. And last but not least, MimicCreme proudly offer Healthy Top, a dairy-free, soy-free shelf-stable whipping cream – the first of its kind. Healthy Top’s wholesome ingredients include a blend of organic coconut oil; almonds; cashews; sweet almond oil and cane sugar – fabulous to top a pareve dessert at an upcoming Yom Tov meal.
Allamanda Foods proudly imports and distributes the MimicCreme range and owner Amanda Salles adds, “We are so excited to bring Australia’s kosher consumers this versatile, vegan and kosher selection by MimicCreme. In both 2009 and 2010 MimicCreme won prestigious awards at Kosherfest for their New Product Competition. We are thrilled to offer this just in time for your Rosh Hashanah celebrations.” MimicCreme is available for purchase at The Cruelty Free Shop, 83 Glebe Point Road, Glebe and also on-line at www.crueltyfreeshop.com.au. Please note the MimicCreme range is certified by the OU , except for Healthy Top, which is certified by Kof-K . For more information, visit www.mimiccreme.com or search Facebook under ‘Mimic Creme’.
If you would like to send a Rosh Hashanah hamper to a relative or friend, visit My Kosher Store (www.mykosherstore.com.au), kosher consumers should note this can be delivered erev Rosh Hashanah, so keep it in mind! Also in the spirit of reflection and giving, as you do your final shopping trips for your Yom Tov meals spare a thought, or even better, spare some non-perishable food for the ‘Yes We Can’ initiative, launched by Jewish House, collecting for people-in-need. At the entrance to 21 Coles supermarkets around town you will find donation bins set up and waiting to be filled. Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel adds, “It’s very encouraging to see so many people generously donating to help those less fortunate.”
We wish you a meaningful Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are so pleased that the selection of kosher products continues to grow exponentially and we will continue our investigations and important kashrut work on your behalf into 5773 and beyond! Shana Tova U’Metuka!