Traditional Recipes for the Holiday Season


As we enter the holiday season, those good traditional comfort foods start calling our name. From Grandma’s old fashioned hot chocolate recipe to your own spin on a dessert that you found on Pinterest two years ago, we’re all ready for those foods that make us feel happy and cozy on the inside. We’re here today to bring you a spin on two traditional recipes that can be cooked using combi technology.

Let’s Do a Review on Combi Technology:

Before we dive in to the recipes, let’s do a quick review of what a combi oven is, and why it may make the best choice to cook your traditional holiday recipes. A combi oven uses convection heat, steam, and a mixture of the two to help make the cooking process easy and (most importantly) user friendly. By providing multiple cooking styles, it’s essentially offering you limitless options on how you prepare and serve your guests. Most combi appliances come with easy-to-use controls that allow you to cook at precise temperatures, while also giving you the flexibility to prepare recipes how you want them. Additionally, you can use a combi oven in place of slow cookers and holding cabinets by adjusting the temperature.

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The Hanukkah Brisket

Nothing says holiday season like a Hanukkah brisket. This juicy slab of meat is iconic in Jewish homes across the globe, and preparing it inside a UNOX combi oven is a delicious way to use technology to your advantage this year. (As if 2020 was lacking in the “technology department.”)

  1. Prepare your traditional rub that has been passed down for decades. We know that this is deeply personal to most people, and that it can range from a paprika/pepper savory style rub, to a sweeter apple cider vinegar and brown sugar combo.
  2. In a hot pan, sear the sides of the brisket using extra virgin olive oil to get a good crust/brown.
  3. In the same pan, saute some onions.
  4. Return the brisket to the pan and add in some cold water (approximately 5 ounces per 2lbs of meat.)
  5. Add the water-filled brisket pan into a preheated combi oven at 300°F
  6. Cook for approximately 2.5 hours, until tender.


Traditional Christmas Cookies:

We don’t feel the need to stray away from the classic Good Housekeeping Classic Butter Cookie Recipe. Everyone has that red and white checkered cookbook somewhere in their kitchen literature arsenal (or their mom/grandma does!) and it’s truly a Christmas tradition. Our tip to convert this recipe to use in combi technology is to use the convection oven setting, and you’ll be able to do more batches, quicker. One hot tip: always cool the cookies on the same baking sheet that you cooked them on so they remain chewy and gooey in the center.

No matter how you spend your holiday this year, we wish you happiness and health. If you’re interested in stopping by the showroom, we would love to see you and discuss how UNOX can fit into your commercial kitchen, and to sweeten the deal, you’ll get 10% off, too.