Challah

by: Miss Weiss (Special Ed Aide) The Jewish holiday Shabbat begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. For this holiday, there is a special bread we eat called Challah. Every week I use this recipe to make Challah (often with my Mom!) for my family to enjoy at Shabbat dinner.   Source: My family’s take on a Jewish tradition IngredientsBread2 ¼ teaspoons (1 standard ¼ – ounce packet) active dry yeast⅓ cup + 1 tsp honey ⅓ cup canola oil, plus more for the bowl2 large eggs + 1 large yolk1 ½ tsp table salt4 ¼ cups all-purpose or bread flour, plus more for your work surface Egg Wash1 large eggRecipe Steps Make your dough: Whisk yeast and 1 tsp honey into ⅔ cup warm water and let stand until foamy, a few minutes With a READ MORE

Blueberry Pie

by: Ms. Bonelli (Speech-Language Pathologist)This recipe is special to me because blueberry pie was my grandmother’s favorite type of pie. Though this is not my grandmother’s recipe, it is very similar to the one she made. It is also the very first pie recipe I made on my ongoing journey to become a pie expert.   Source: Art of the Pie by Kate McDermottIngredientsDOUBLE CRUST PIE DOUGH:2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached1/2 teaspoon salt14 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon size pieces1/2 cup ice water + 1-2 tablespoons more as neededFILLING:5-6 cups (about 1 3/4 pounds), blueberries, fresh or unthawed frozen3/4 sugarA pinch of nutmeg1/3 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice1/3 cup flour2 tablespoons cornstarch or quick-cooking tapioca1 recipe double crust pie dough (see above ingredients)1/2 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon sugar, for sprinkling on top of the pieEGG WASH:1 READ MORE

Blueberry French Toast Bake

by: Mr. Owen (Physical Education Teacher) This has become our traditional Christmas morning breakfast in the Owen household. We eat it (along with any breakfast food) with pure maple syrup. My grandfather was a maple syrup producer at my home in New Hampshire, so nothing but the real stuff in our house!   Source: Family recipe IngredientsFrench/Italian Bread – 1 LoafEggs – 1 DozenMilk – 1 CupCream – 1 CupSugar – 1/2 Cup (I only use a half cup since we use maple syrup on top, if you don’t you could add more if desired)Blueberries – 1 poundVanilla Extract – 1/2 TablespoonGround Cinnamon – I don’t measure – just give a few good dashesGround Nutmeg – I don’t measure – just give a few good dashesRecipe Steps Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Cut READ MORE