What is kosher? A Beginner’s Guide – CryptoMode


“It’s not quite kosher for me” – everyone has heard this saying at one time or another. It means that something is wrong or is suspicious. But the original meaning is different. The term “kosher” originates from the Jewish faith and designates food that conforms to the dietary commandments of the Torah. “Kosher” means something like “pure” or “authorized”.

Jewish dietary laws, also known as the rules of kashrut, roughly divide food into kosher, i.e. permitted, and not kosher (tree) food. In addition, observant Jews distinguish between fleshy foods (Vasari), dairy foods (chalawi) and neutral foods (parve).

The origin of this Jewish commandment of purity lies in the millennial Torah, the holy scripture of the Jews. It corresponds to the Old Testament of the Bible and contains the five books of Moses. For example, the Torah prescribes not to prepare the kid in breast milk. It is the basis for the separation of milk and meat foods, both in preparation and consumption. The consequence: the respect of the time intervals between such dishes as well as separate dishes.

Another rule prohibits observant Jews from consuming blood. This is the reason for the controversial slaughter method still practiced today: in kosher slaughter, the animal should be bled as completely as possible.

Meat from mammals with cloven hoofs and ruminants can be eaten, as can poultry. Pork, on the other hand, is prohibited. Dairy products are permitted but cannot be cooked or eaten with meat. Fish with scales and fins are allowed, shellfish are prohibited. Fresh fruits and vegetables are allowed.

Those who want to live strictly according to the Jewish faith make sure that certain foods and products have been produced under rabbinical supervision.

This applies mainly to meat products, but also to wine, cheese, milk and eggs. Non-kosher products are meats from pigs, horses, camels, rodents, ostriches, birds of prey, catfish, pangasius, monkfish. Grape juice is also non-kosher. Animal fats, gelatin, emulsifiers are also prohibited if you want to eat kosher. Let’s take a look at the delicious snack – the Uga Koushik Jewish chocolate cake.

Uga Kushit is the one chocolate cake all kids love, and no children’s party in Israel is without it.

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder (for cooking)

1 cup of vegetable oil

1/2 package (125 mL) sweetened whipped cream (or unsweetened or milk cream or 1/2 cup milk or orange juice / water)

1 cup of flour + 1 teaspoon of leavening agent (avkat afiya) or hard kemach

1 bag of dark chocolate

1/2 remaining packet of sweet cream (steamed or evaporated, or 50g margarine)

Preheat the oven to 170 ° C. In a bowl, combine the butter, eggs, sugar, cocoa and flour with the baking powder. Add the cream (or another liquid ingredient of your choice) and stir again. Pour the dough into a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 30-40 minutes, checking the readiness with a wooden stick.

Then heat the remaining half of the cream in the microwave or in a small saucepan. Break the chocolate into pieces, put it in a small bowl and pour the very hot cream on top. Mix into a smooth and shiny mass. Cover the hot (still hot) cake evenly with the still hot chocolate mixture. Cover the cooled cake with cling film or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator. Decorate with colorful candies as desired. For a large family, we recommend that you do a double batch at a time. This cake would be the perfect Jewish cake in many cases – if you are planning a family lunch or looking for a tasty snack if you are watching a movie or acting on it. an online gaming platform.

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