The Dessert Baking Club was an idea formed by Whitney Perlen, who recruited us, Brooke and Julia. We joined because we love baking desserts. Every week, we think about the theme for the Shabbat dinner or any upcoming holidays and decide our recipe based on that. If necessary, we adapt recipes to make them parve with things such as dairy-free butter and almond milk. This week, we decided to make churro cupcakes to go along with the Tex-Mex style Shabbat. In the past, we have made orange-flavored cake, carrot cake, chocolate chip pretzel cookie bars, banana cupcakes, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, strawberry cake, and apple cinnamon cake. Additionally, we made chocolate chip and sugar cookies as a finals treat for those studying in the Brody Jewish Center. We love having people come and help us, so feel free to stop by Hillel 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays!
- Julia Havel, Class of 2019
& Brooke Gillman, Class of 2017
The Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at the University of Virginia, is the focal point in a renaissance of Jewish life for the 1,800 Jewish students on Grounds.