DIY Charoset for Junior Chefs

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DIY Charoset for Junior Chefs

1 Comment 17 March 2010

Joan Nathan, author of  Jewish Cooking in America, is the go to author on traditional Jewish cooking. She also has a wonderful childrens’ book,  The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen, where I found this simple to do Haroset recipe.

  • 8 apples
  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons sweet red wine

Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Knife
  • Wooden chopping bowl
  • Old-fashioned chopper or food processor

Preparation

Child: Peel the apples and cut them in quarters, removing the core. Using your chopping bowl and chopper, chop together all the ingredients. The apples and almonds should be about the size of the chunks in chunky peanut butter. Add red wine to taste.

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Kosher Contessa: Rack of Lamb Persillade

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The Barefoot Contessa is one of the most talked about chefs nowadays. Her recipes are easy to do, and the end result looks as if you were slaving away in the kitchen. While many of her recipes mix dairy and meat, they can be adapted to fit our kosher lifestyle.

Rack of Lamb Persillade

Adapted from Barefoot in Paris

Persillade refers to a combination of minced fresh parsley and garlic that’s added to a dish near the end of the cooking.

Serves 4

2 racks of Lamb, Frenched

Good Olive Oil

2 teaspoons Kosher Salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, rinsed well and dried

1 tablespoon chopped garlic (about 3 cloves)

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted margarine, melted

1 cup matzoh meal crumbs

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

1. Place both racks of lamb in a roasting pan, fat side up. Rub the tops with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast the lamb for ten minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place the parsley, garlic, and margarine in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until finely minced. Add the matzoh meal and lemon zest and process for a second until combined. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning if necessary.

3. Take the lamb out of the oven and quickly press the parsley mixture on top of the meat. Return immediately to the

oven and roast for another 15-20 minutes.

4. Remove lamb out of the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes, cut in double chops, and serve.


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Triple Raspberry Sauce

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Triple Raspberry Sauce

1 Comment 17 March 2010

There are so many great recipes that can be made for Passover - you just have to be a little creative. This raspberry sauce is perfect for passover and all year round. It can dress up any passover cake into something special, and looks great drizzled over a meringue. Mix it into yogurt with mixed berries for a beautiful parfait, or alongside your cheesecake It’s also great for entertaining because it can be made a day or two in advance. This is one recipe that will take you very far!

Triple Raspberry Sauce:

Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa

  • 1 half-pint fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam (12-ounce jar)

Place the raspberries, sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 4 minutes. Pour the cooked raspberries and the jam into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth. Chill.

To serve, spoon some of the raspberry sauce on a small plate. Place meringue or cake on top of sauce and garnish with mixed fresh berries, and drizzle with more sauce.

Yield: 2 cups

As a variation to this recipe you can add 1 tablespoon of  a fruit flavored liqueur just for a little extra flavor. I have not found any liqueurs that are kosher for Passover but if you do please let us know!

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Mulled Wine

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Mulled Wine

1 Comment 17 March 2010

Garnish the wine with a cinnamon stick and an orange slice

Before you start stocking you liquor cabinet with kosher for Passover wines, get rid of what you have with this great recipe for mulled wine. Mulled wine is wine that is heated with sugar and spices, and often citrus fruit. Instead of throwing out your leftover wine from last night’s dinner party, consider trying this simple and tasty recipe. (Courtesy of Justine Sterling.)

Recipe Ingredients

1 Bottle of dark red wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Syrah

4 Dashes of Orange Bitters (or Aromatic Bitters like Angostura)

8 Cloves

1 Cinnamon stick

1/2 Cup of honey

Pinch of nutmeg

Pinch of allspice

4-6 Orange peels *optional

Place the cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a piece of cheese cloth and tie into a bundle. Pour the wine and honey into a large pot. Add the spices and bitters. Bring to a simmer and let cook for fifteen minutes. Ladle into mugs or glasses, garnish with an optional orange peel. Serves 4-6.

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Passover Again??! Check out this Cute Video

No Comments 17 March 2010

Passover is a time when we can all get annoyed by certain relatives. This video helps us get a grip on what’s really important during these familyl get-togethers.

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Not Your Grandmother’s Lace….

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Not Your Grandmother’s Lace….

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Metalaceart Holiday Lace Bowls

These Lace Holiday bowls can be found at Modern Tribe

Not Your Grandmother’s Lace….

By: Anna Katsnelson

Have you mislaid that beautiful lace that your grandmother brought from Hungary, Romania or Spain? Did you want to use it on your table during the upcoming holidays? Are you longing to start a new tradition this Passover or to continue an old one? What better way to celebrate tradition than by introducing into your home beautiful objects made by a female Jewish artist.

These works of art are exquisite holiday gifts, and will be treasured forever.

Israeli artist, Talila Abraham, has just what you’re looking for. Reclaiming lace for the 21st century, she creates antique lace designs on a variety of metals. Weaving metal like fabric, Abraham produces rare details on the everyday objects of a Jewish home. Elaborate mezuzahs, delicate coasters, dazzling serving bowls and platters are adorned with fine ornamentation.

Abraham uses stainless steel and brass to create intricate patterns that merge into flowers, leaves, petals, and snowflakes. From bobbin lace to ethnic embroidery: Abraham’s influences are the lace-making traditions of Belgium, Holland, Italy, Romania, and even the Beduin nomads. Abraham acknowledges these cultures while reasserting that handmade textiles can have a new life in metals.

Abraham was born in 1965 and graduated from two of Israel’s Technological institutes. She has devoted herself to researching and following in the footsteps of European and Middle Eastern lace-makers while creating an art work that is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.

The Jewish Museum Shop in Manhattan has an exquisite selection of  Talila Abraham‘s works for sale.

Lace Matzoh Holder

Wild Lace Challah Basket

The Jewish Museum

1109 5th Ave at 92nd St

New York NY 10128

ADMISSION
Adults $12
Seniors (65 and over with ID) $10
Students (full-time with valid ID) $7.50
Children (eleven & under) Free

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