Giveaway: The Holiday Kosher Baker Cookbook

Paula Shoyer, author of the The Kosher Baker, has done it again with her new book, The Holiday Kosher Baker. She has already sold thousands of books and has appeared around the country demonstrating her unique creations and wowing people with her Kosher baking expertise. This book features holiday baking ideas from the classics and traditional items like rugelach, babka, and apple cake to updated and show stopper recipes like Salted Caramel Banana Tart Tatin (I made it last week, and it was superb), and Raspberry and Rose Macaroon Cake. A few things I love about this book, first the endless ideas for kosher substitutions for hard to find ingredients or pareve ingredients AND the incredible hints on how to make things Kosher for Passover (like converting flour to potato starch in a recipe while still keeping it light and tasty). And I especially like the Passover section filled with desserts that are good enough for all year round.

Not only did Paula include two sneak peak Hanukah recipes for GKC readers, Pumpkin Doughnuts and Almond and Olive Oil Cake, but she is also giving one lucky reader a free book just in time for Hanukah! Submit to win!

Paula is a friend of GKC and sat down to answer a few of our reader questions. I love it when authors and chefs share their secrets to success. Have more questions? Just email me and Paula will be happy to respond.

GKC: Paula, you are an expert baker. What is the secret to great kosher baking?
Paula: The secret to all baking is actually following the recipe and measuring. The secret to kosher baking is understanding all the of the great dairy-free ingredients out there that you can use to substitute for dairy ones. We are so lucky to live in 2013 with so many great options.

GKC: There are some impressive and “WOW” factor recipes in this book, are your books for advanced bakers?
Paula: No way! We all need easy options. Both books have recipes labeled “easy”, “moderate,” and “multiple step,” so there is something for every level of baker. The Kosher Baker has an entire chapter, 45 recipes, of super easy yet delicious and elegant desserts. The Holiday Kosher Baker has lots of easy desserts too about 35, but as we like fancier desserts for the holidays, the new book has many showstoppers for your holiday tables.

GKC: What is your go-to dessert?
Paula: From the new book, The Holiday Kosher Baker, I love the chewy chocolate and olive oil cookies – so easy and everyone loves them; and from The Kosher Baker, the orange tea cake from the cover photo.

GKC: What is your favorite thing to do with a flopped cake?
Paula: Plate it in the kitchen, add berries and a sauce or whipped cream, turn it into a bread pudding, or sometimes, if it is a total dud, it is labeled a “bake and dump”.

Thanks Paula, don’t forget to submit to win, and buy one too, it makes a great Hanukah present.

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61 thoughts on “Giveaway: The Holiday Kosher Baker Cookbook

  1. I own Paula’s first book, the Kosher Baker and love it. I’ve seen the new cookbook around town and love the recipes in it. I made the Babka bites this Shabbos and it was a big hit.

  2. Thank you for these two recipes – I am about to make the almond and olive oil cake RIGHT NOW! It is so great that I do not have to figure out any substitutions in your recipes – you’ve already done all the work for me! Thanks, Paula!

  3. I don’t own any of Paula’s books and would be so happy to have one! I’m a personal chef and always looking for new, creative dishes. Her new book looks fabulous and I’d love to add it to my bookshelf.

  4. This is a great cookbook and tGourmet Kosher Cooking is a place I check all the time for great recipes, tips and ideas for wonderful Shabbos and Holiday meals. Thank you!

  5. I just bought “The Kosher Baker”” but with all the holiday shopping, I cannot afford to buy “The Kosher Holiday Baker” for awhile. I would love to win “The Kosher Holiday Baker” so I can try all of Paula Shoyer’s new baking recipes. I love to bake! Hope you pick me!

  6. I love to cook and I love new recipes. I don’t have time to ‘patche’ these days b/c I’m in school but I do like to change up my menu for my family. This sounds like the perfect cookbook!

  7. I already subscribe — lots of great ideas! I look forward to the newsletter. This cookbook looks amazing – I gained 10 lbs just reading this interview.

  8. Paula spoke at our school – she was fabulous! I’d love to receive a copy of her latest cookbook -her recipes are delicious! Be’Tay Avon.

  9. I would love to win the Holiday Kosher Baker Cookbook, since I am always looking for new desserts to add to my tried and true ones.

  10. I utilize this site often for cooking and baking. I love to bake and would really love to win this cookbook!

  11. I would love to add this to my cookbook collection since I am a non stop baker. I am always looking for new and exciting recipes which this cookbook has!!!

  12. I don’t have this cookbook, but it looks like a great addition to anyone’s kosher kitchen!
    I would love to be the lucky winner!

  13. I would love to win this and see all the substitutions Paula recommends. I LOVE to bake, have her other baking cookbook and can’t wait to read this one. Her recipes are all winners !!

  14. I heard so much about this book and would love to add it to my collection. I am in the kitchen alot as I own a home based business selling whole wheat lo=fat and fat free muffins, cookies, biscotti , cakes and desserts. I also give baking/cooking workshops. I always want new ideas. Thanks!

  15. Loved the question and answers with GKC. I’d also love to win a copy of your terrific book!
    Can’t wait to hear the drawing results.


  16. Always looking to make a holiday more special, with new dishes that make your friends and family ask for them again. Then these dishes are coined with the holiday meal adding additional memories to precious moments.

  17. My son and daughter in law make the most delicious Shabbat meals each week and always have a houseful for them. This would be a marvelous introduction of some new recipes that they are always looking for. And, of course, we as their guests will love them too. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win this new cookbook and gift it to them.

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