STARTING SOON: Rosh Hashana Apple Fluden Baking Demo with Harry Rubenstein

Dear Times of Israel Community member,

Rosh Hashana is right around the corner, and what better way to prepare for the Jewish New Year than with learning a new recipe? Fluden, a long-lost, classic European-Jewish dessert is traditionally made for this holiday. Join us today, September 5, for a baking demo with Chef Harry Rubenstein — exclusive for The Times of Israel Community!

Click HERE to join the virtual baking demo TODAY at 12 pm EDT

The ingredients of fluden vary from country to country, but Chef Harry prefers the Hungarian version with spiced apples layered between a flaky pastry. While we’ll mostly stick to tradition, Chef Harry’s recipe has some modern influences and techniques and, with your help, we just might bring the fluden back to its former glory!

Harry Rubenstein is a pastry chef, culinary guide, storyteller, outdoor market obsessive and a self-proclaimed expert on Jewish baked goods — sweet and savory. You can find him at and @harrysbaked on Instagram.

Click HERE to join the baking demo TODAY at 12 pm EDT on Zoom

Virtual Baking Demo on Zoom — details:
Today, September 5, 2021
12:00 pm Eastern (noon)
5:00 pm UK
7:00 pm Israel

Want to bake alongside Harry? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 9 inch square pan  (or 8-9 inch round pan)
  • 3 large bowls
  • Saucepan
  • Rolling pin
  • Brush (for egg wash)
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Offset spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Stovetop access
  • 6 cups all purpose white flour
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 1 cup cold margarine
  • Apricot jam/preserves or prune butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine (dry or semi-dry)
  • Active dry yeast
  • 2 cups poppy seeds
  • 2 cups ground walnuts
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

*** A recording of the baking demo will be available on the Community page the next day ***

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Click HERE to join the baking demo TODAY at 12 pm EDT on ZoomGet your apron ready, and we hope to see you there!

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