The Fifth Annual Golden Schmaltz Awards

Every year our temple, the New Shul, puts on a food contest.  Great for community and raising money.  I can tell you that food is always good and available when it comes to the Jews.  There was some serious competition. 

I entered my chocolate chip caramel salted cookies

To my right was ruggelah.

To my left was these decadent chocolate brownies with dulce de leche.

The judges took it all very seriously. 

In the end, I won for most sophisticated dessert.  Glad to have come with a trophy.  Lots of buzz around my cookies which made me happy.  I wish I had a small video camera to watch peoples reaction when they took a bite, particulary the kids, just funny. 

There was also a junior competition.  The winner was a teenage kid who made three nut toffee like crunch with just a hint of cayenne pepper.  Pretty damn good. 


Comments (Archived):

  1. Cathy

    How exciting! Congratulations! Being validated is wonderful!Regards,Cathy

    1. Gotham Gal

      never thought of it that way but yes it is nice for my cookies to be giventhe nod.

  2. CCjudy

    Thats great! Judy

  3. rafisyed

    Congratulations! On a related but different note, where do you buy your Challah from? There must be countless good places in the city, but sure you have a great recommendation…

    1. Gotham Gal

      Amy’s Bread makes an excellent challah.

  4. Danaabcd

    Recipe? Looks so yummy. Congrats… d

  5. ellen

    congrats you deserve it. All of you recipes are inspiring. Too bad we can’t purchase them.I will try to make these tomorrow, but I am not so good in the kitchen. I wish my mother-in-law were alive and I could just hand the recipe over to her. She was the baker in the family.

    1. Gotham Gal

      how did they turn out?

  6. artyowza

    What were the other categories?Where did you put your trophy? It would be fun to see a pic of it amongst your cookbooks or in your pantry.

    1. Gotham Gal

      trophy is in the kitchen with the cookbooks.there were four categories. honestly i can’t remember them….i am justthrilled i won something!

  7. ellen

    the cookies are absolutely delicious.

    1. Gotham Gal

      excellent. not too hard to make either.