How Do You Spell Channukkahh?

It’s almost time for Chanukah, and I can finally release some big news. Starting in December, I will be one of 6 bloggers working for KPBS to report on the ’08 Presidential Election. Stay tuned to this blog for more information on how you can read it!

Also, as I listen to the Chanukah Suite, I get to thinking about all the nummy foods coming to us soon. So, once again its time to delve into latkes! Now, this year, I wanted to share a favorite recipe of mine, Apple Pancakes! These nummy treats are tasty, and go great with applesauce. let’s look at how we make them!

Apple Pancakes

4 Cups Kosher Bisquick Mix
4 Medium-Sized Apples (Or two large apples), Peeled, Cored, & Shredded
2 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Cardamom (Optional)
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed

Mix together the Bisquick, brown sugar, and spices in a large bowl.

Fold in the eggs, milk and apples and mix together.

Drop dollops onto a hot griddle to the size you want to make them, and cook as you would regular pancakes.

Top with applesauce or powdered sugar and serve.

True, these may not be as close to latkes as one would usually prefer, but for those who have to cut back on greasy food in their diets… Its still a wonderful treat to help in celebrating the holidays! Now, last year at my temple I was trying to explain cheese latkes. I know, I know. Right now people are looking at me in shock. “Cheese!? And Latkes!? Together!?!?” Yes, Cheese latkes. And now, you can make a decidedly Renegade favorite of mine in YOUR home, too! But why do I get all the fun? Friends, I’m going to share with you the recipe I use… And its not even mine. No, for THIS we go to and see their take on this treat!

Cheese Latkes

1/2 cup – Soft cream cheese; (4 oz.)
2 – Eggs; separated
1/2 cup – Flour
1 Tbs. – Sugar
1 cup – Cottage cheese
1/2 tsp. – Salt
Cinnamon to taste

Mix the cream cheese with yolks.

Add sugar and cottage cheese.

Add flour, a little at a time, and mix well.

Beat whites until stiff, and fold into cheese mixture.

Heat oil in pan and drop by spoonfuls into oil.

Fry until brown, turn once.

Serve with sour cream or apple sauce.

Makes 30. May be frozen.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, nummy. Anyhow, let’s leave with some more music before we go! Until next time, Shalom and Good Cooking! And please enjoy this fun music video by the LeeVees!

November 28, 2007. breakfast, dessert, recipes, snacks.


  1. leosatter replied:

    Do you by chance, know of any quality online food services? I am starting to order all my food online because of various reasons. (Health being one of them) So far I have found 2 services, Fresh Dining (an LA company) and Celebrity Foods, but you have to call them so they can talk to you about your need. I would really like any suggestions that you may have, so I can widen my list of quality places online where I can order healthy food from.
    Thank you and have a great night or day…depending on when you read this. LOL!!!!

  2. Steven replied:

    Might I suggest La Briute Meals? Also, talk with your local JFS. Most cities have a kosher foodmobile or meal program for those who are unable to leave the house as easily (Now THERE is a job I’d love to get into!). But until then, La Briute is pretty nifty in a pinch.

  3. Honi replied:

    i know u probably can not do this.. but.. i would love to see some nutritionals on your wonderful recipes.. that way when I make something.. I can get a fair idea of the calorie count and count what I am eating.. i sort of guess now.. I am going to try the apple pancakes though my craving side is saying do the cheese ones 🙂

  4. Steven replied:

    Actually, Honi, I can!

    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 85 g

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 150
    Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5.0g8%
    Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
    Cholesterol 25mg8%
    Sodium 389mg16%
    Total Carbohydrates 21.6g7%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
    Sugars 6.5g
    Protein 4.4g

    Vitamin A 2% • Vitamin C 1%
    Calcium 9% • Iron 6%

    Nutrition Grade B-
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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