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Jewish Cooking with Nick- Tu BiSh’vat!

Tu BiSh’vat, the “new year of the trees” or “Jewish Arbor Day”, begins tomorrow night the 25th! To celebrate this holiday, Nick, Camp Coleman’s Jewish Cooking specialist, has shared with us his recipe for muhallabieh, a Middle Eastern pudding dish with fruit and nuts. Watch Nick as he guides us through the recipe and teaches us how to cook this tasty treat! (The written recipe is also below, but watching is just so much more fun!)

Check out the Union for Reform Judaism’s new website for more information on the holiday, printable seder guides, and activities to do at home to celebrate the holiday!

6 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup +2 tbsp water
6.5 tbsp confectioners sugar
Chopped pistachios coconut and oranges to taste (garnish)

5 tbsp confectioners sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

For pudding- Combine 1/4 cup of milk and cornstarch; set aside. Put the rest of the milk, water and sugar into sauce pan. Heat on low heat until a little steam comes off then add cornstarch mixture. Stir for a few minutes. Put thickened mixture into containers and refrigerate for three hours (covered).
For syrup- Mix all four ingredients into a pan and dissolve sugar. Top refrigerated pudding with syrup, chopped pistachios, diced oranges, and coconut to taste.