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Syrian Style Pistachio Macaroons

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Syrian Style Pistachio Macaroons

1 Comment 01 April 2014

While its so easy to serve your  Passover  desserts from a can, there is nothing more delicious than a homemade macaroon, especially  if you are lucky enough to get a recipe from Jennifer Abadi, community chef and cookbook author intent on preserving the recipes of her Sephardic heritage. The main ingredient for this Passover dessert is the Pistachio nut or “fisto.” These nuts are a favorite snack of the Syrian Jewish community tracing back to the old days in  where they would most certainly crack pistachio nuts while playing a good game of toleh or backgammon with friends. You can find shelled pistachio nuts  in Kosher Corner on McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn, or from Ohnuts.com.
Ka’ik ib’Fis’dok (Syrian Style Pistachio Macaroons)
1 1/2 cups shelled, unsalted pistachios
Egg whites from 2 large eggs
1 to 2 teaspoons orange blossom water (optional), to taste
3/4 cup granulated sugar
*Confectioners’ sugar, for decoration
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place the pistachios in a food processor and blend until finely ground. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed with an electric hand-held mixer until stiff peaks form. (If you decide to add the orange water, fold it into the beaten egg whites at this point.) Gently pour the sugar over the stiff egg whites and fold in with a wooden spoon. Add the ground pistachios and fold in with wooden spoon until fully mixed into the egg white mixture.
4. One tablespoon at a time, place the pistachio “dough” on a greased baking sheet, leaving 1 inch in between each cookie. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Cool for half an hour before removing from the sheet or the cookies may break apart too easily. (You may freeze the cookies at this point by placing them between layers of wax paper and tightly sealing inside a plastic container. They will last up to 3 weeks. When ready to serve, remove each layer of cookies on the wax paper and place on the countertop to defrost for half an hour. Sprinkle with the confectioners’ sugar and serve.) Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with confectioners’ sugar and serve on a decorative platter with pistachio or vanilla ice cream (or with sorbet).
Yield: Serves 6 to 10 (about 1 to 11/2 dozen cookies)
*Note: If cornstarch is added, then its use is prohibited to Ashkenazim during Passover. Try the following as a substitute:
“Mock” Confectioner’s Sugar for Passover
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons potato starch
2/3 cup superfine white sugar
1. Pulse together in a food processor (about 2 minutes) to combine.
2. Sprinkle on top of your favorite Passover dessert for decoration
Yield: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (18 tablespoons)
by Jennifer Abadi (www.FistfulofLentils.com).
©2002, used by permission from The Harvard Common Press.

 

 

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Veggie Egg White Pizza Omelet by Grace G.

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Veggie Egg White Pizza Omelet by Grace G.

No Comments 27 March 2014

My sister in law Grace is a fabulous cook and friend, although she never wants to take credit for it. She is one of the few people I know that will do anything for anyone without being asked to, including dropping off a plethora of last minute perfectly folded Purim costumes for a niece in need, constantly sending gourmet meals to my parents, making me a “surprise” family birthday party,  accompanying  me on my various business ventures, and too many more to mention. She is a true sister in every sense of the word. Several months ago she made an unbelievable dairy Sunday brunch, and this was just one of the gourmet dishes that she served, which of course would be perfect on a Shavuot, Passover, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or summer brunch menu. Love u, Grace! Marlene

 Veggie Egg White Pizza Omelet

  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • peppers
  • tomatoes
  1. From the day before you can saute onions, mushrooms and peppers until soft and refrigerate.
  2. Next day heat frying pan with Pam,beat egg whites and pour into pan.
  3. Add sauteed veggies into omelete along with diced raw tomatoes…let cook.
  4. Flip over once add salt and pepper.
  5. When the egg omelete is done place onto a plate…to make it fun cut like a pizza!!
  6. If desired you can sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  7. Enjoy!!!
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Sweet and Crunchy Cinnamon Candied Almond Treats

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Sweet and Crunchy Cinnamon Candied Almond Treats

No Comments 26 November 2012

This past weekend, my kids decided to whip up their own Sunday afternoon snack via Google, and after some clicking away they found this cinnamon almond edible delight from Allrecipes.com. This concoction fit the bill because luckily we happened to have all of the ingredients stocked in the house. It gave me such pleasure to see them running around and grabbing  ingredients, because even though the kitchen was stating to look like hurricane Sandy hit, at least the TV was not the focus of the morning. 
We edited the recipe a drop and it was gobbled up!
Add this home made treat to your Hanukka gift giving list! Just wrap it up and add a Hanukkah gift tag!
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Sweet and Crunchy Cinnamon Candied Almond Treats

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 3 cups whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2.  Beat the egg white, make sure its beaten totally. I used an immersion blender in a small cup to make sure it was beaten well. Add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, vanilla and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.
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EASY Strawberry Fluff “Ice Cream”- Kosher for Passover

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EASY Strawberry Fluff “Ice Cream”- Kosher for Passover

1 Comment 04 April 2012

This delicious frozen Passover holiday dessert can be served alone with whipped cream and berries, or alongside our decadent chocolate mousse recipe.

An “ice cream” treat everyone will love.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 box strawberries, Sliced
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar

- Beat egg whites and sugar; then while still beating, add sliced strawberries one piece at a time.
- Beat for 15 minutes, spoon into a large bowl and freeze. Serve like ice cream.

Serve along with fresh berries and whip cream.
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Debbie’s Not “JUST” for Passover Cookies!

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Debbie’s Not “JUST” for Passover Cookies!

3 Comments 27 March 2012

 

Any recipe that I get from Debbie Gindi is sure to be a guaranteed winner. Debbie is ahead of  every trend in town, especially the food and  table decor scene.

Thank you Debbie for being such a big contributor to The Jewish Hostess! Jewish women all over the world are loving your recipes! Love, Marlene

“Hi Marlene ,

I have a fast,easy and elegant passover cookie recipe that all your guests are sure to love. My family and friends love these sweet chewy treats so much I bake them all year round,hence the name!! NOT JUST PASSOVER COOKIES!

You can also add mini chocolate chips,different nuts or extracts to change them up a bit!

I even spread the flat side with seedless raspberry jam,sandwich two cookies  together and dipped in melted chocolate for variation!

Either way these are sure to be a big winner with everyone!

Happy Holiday! Debbie Gindi”

Not “JUST” Passover Cookies

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups ground almonds (or any nut of your choice)
  • (1/2 c shredded coconut, Almond or any type Extract, mini choc chips)optional
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Beat all ingredients together on medium speed with hand blender.(If adding chips or coconut add after blending and combine with spoon)
  3. Form into teaspoon size balls.
  4. Place on lined cookie sheets 1 inch apart. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  5. When cool you may drizzle with melted chocolate or spread jam on flat side and sandwich together for “linzer tart cookies”

 

 

Low- Fat Fresh Salmon Burgers

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Low- Fat Fresh Salmon Burgers

1 Comment 11 May 2011

On nights when some of the  kids really want meat or barbeque, I like to make this salmon burger recipe when the rest of us want something light. Double the recipe to make about 12 burgers. Try making them mini and serve them with mini whole wheat challah rolls!
Kosher recipe ingredients:
  • 1 pound salmon fillet, skin removed, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs (I use whole wheat Panko crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash of tabasco sauce- optional
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

Directions for this kosher recipe:

1. Cut the salmon into large chunks, and put about a quarter of it into the container of a food processor, along with the mustard. Turn the machine on, and let it run – stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary – until the mixture becomes pasty.

2. Add the shallots and the remaining salmon, and pulse the machine until the fish is chopped and combined with the puree. No piece should be larger than a quarter inch or so; be careful not make the mixture too fine.

3. Combine chopped salmon, egg whites,  1/4 cup shallots, breadcrumbs, remaining 1 tsp mustard, salt and pepper and optional tabasco sauce in another bowl; mix well; watch the video above to learn the perfect way to shape salmon burgers so that they don’t fall apart and so that you don’t have to touch the salmon with your bare hands.

4. Shape into eight 3-inch-round patties. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook salmon cakes until bottom is golden, about 6 minutes; flip and cook until golden, 5 minutes more. Serve with sliced tomato, mustard, your favorite whole wheat bun and salad with vinaigrette.

adapted from http://www.epicurious.com/

 

 

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Easy Passover Chocolate Freezer Cookies- UPDATED!

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Easy Passover Chocolate Freezer Cookies- UPDATED!

12 Comments 27 March 2011

Get a head start on  Passover with this great kosher chocolate cookie recipe sent in by my friend Yael over in Israel. Check out her  fantastic new kosher recipe site !

“When is Passover 2011?”, you ask?  Chabad.org has all the updates on this year’s Passover holiday dates so that you can begin preparing your Passover menus.

Start buying your Passover ingredients and add these Passover cookies to your Seder menu. Bake and freeze up to 4 weeks ahead of  time. They are so delicious straight out of the freezer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 ounces Passover chocolate chips
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 package Passover vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 cups ground nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt the chocolate and let it cool.
  3. Beat the egg whites until foamy add the vanilla and beat until stiff.
  4. Slowly add the sugar.
  5. Fold in the chocolate and the nuts.
  6. Drop 1 teaspoon at a time on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Remove when cool. Store in freezer.

 

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Creamy Low-Fat Passover Cheesecake with A Chocolate or Coconut Macaroon Crust

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Creamy Low-Fat Passover Cheesecake with A Chocolate or Coconut Macaroon Crust

20 Comments 20 March 2011

 

Enjoy another great Passover recipe from my mother in law Shirley Mamiye. Though there are hundreds of Passover dessert recipes out there, its not always that  you get a good one- especially a low fat Passover recipe, so- think of me on Passover,  when you sit down with a good cup of coffee snuggled up on the couch with your favorite book and a creamy slice of this passover cheesecake, because I will probably be somewhere not too far away, doing exactly the same thing!  Marlene.

p.s. You can also pour this recipe into mini cheesecake teflon pans and bake for about 15 minutes less.

Kosher Passover Cheesecake Recipe:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 packages low fat Passover cream cheese
  • 1 pint low fat Passover sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher for Passover vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 box macaroons, coconut or chocolate flavor
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • vegetable spray
  • Beat egg white till stiff.

Directions for this Passover Recipe:

  1. Blend sugar, cream cheese, sour cream.
  2. Add lemon juice and vanilla sugar.
  3. Fold in egg whites.
  4. Spray bottom of 9 inch pan.
  5. Line bottom with smashed macaroons.
  6. Pour in cream cheese mix
  7. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven.
  8. Turn oven off.
  9. Let cake rest in oven 1 hour.
  10. When cool, refrigerate.
  11. Add sliced strawberries, and/or blueberries on top.

 

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Almond-Coconut Macaroons

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Almond-Coconut Macaroons

No Comments 10 March 2010

image from “the Joy of Baking.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who knew that even Martha Stewart is cooking Passover treats?

These Passover cookies couldn’t be easier to make — just stir and bake — and they require only a handful of ingredients. The coconut treats are crisp and nutty, with a chewy center.

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Makes Serving Size of 8

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt

Kosher Recipe

Directions Cont’d
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment. Whisk together sugar and egg white in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Form dough into eight 2-tablespoon mounds, and drop each onto sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake macaroons until
    Coconut macaroons, a type of popular meringue-...

    Coconut macaroons, a type of popular meringue-like cookie which has an egg white base and prominently features dried (and often sweetened) coconut meat shavings. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    golden-brown on bottoms and edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool. Macaroons will keep, covered, for up to 1 week

Check out Martha Stewarts Chocolate Chunk macaroons!

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Giada’s Egg White Frittata with Lox and Spinach

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Giada’s Egg White Frittata with Lox and Spinach

3 Comments 12 February 2010

To all of my Jewish Hostess readers! Meet Lucy Blatter a new mom and kosher foodie. She loves to blog and will contribute to our medley of kosher recipes on the site. I’m craving this egg white frittata and thinking of buying a frittata pan from HERE. Enjoy!

Marlene M.

“Welcome! As a  Jewish mom and full-time writer, I have my hands pretty full. So I’m always scouring the Web and my enormous collection of cookbooks for straightforward recipes that don’t require too many ingredients or too many steps. Oh, and they get extra points if they actually taste good.

Follow along as I recreate recipes from some of the biggest names in the foodie world. You should know in advance that I rarely find a recipe I can’t make easier (I’m the queen of shortcuts– Rachael Ray eat your heart out!)

I suspect that some will be great, and some not so much. Either way, it should be a fun ride. Here’s to discovering some great, new (and easy!) dishes.”

-Lucy

Giada de Laurentiis‘ Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula (or, in my case, spinach)

This recipe is really, really easy. If I hadn’t been photographing the steps, I think the whole thing would have taken about 20 minutes. I made a couple of substitutions (as usual), and it still came out good. In the future, I might use fresh, roasted salmon instead of smoked salmon, but the smoked salmon definitely upped the easiness factor.

Note: The recipe says it serves 4-6 people. I don’t know, Giada must have a really small appetite, because my husband and I polished it off between the two of us. That’s either the sign of a good recipe, or that we’re pigs. I think both are true.

Oh, and another note: This frittata can be served at room temperature, which makes it perfect for a dairy shabbat lunch.

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Here’s how it goes (full kosher recipe is below)

First, I whisked the room- temperture egg whites. Then I poured in the milk (I substituted 1 percent milk for the cream — this is supposed to be healthy, remember?). Then I added the lox, salt, pepper and lemon zest (did I mention I hate zesting lemons? I wish you could buy ready-zested lemons). But anyway…. So far so good. Easy, easy, easy.

Next, I heated the garlic and spinach just until the spinach wilted. Why did I use spinach instead of arugula you ask? I wish I could give some impressive answer. But the real answer: FreshDirect (freshdirect.com) was out of arugula.

Next step was to pour the egg mixture into the skillet, and give it all a quick stir. No tricks there.

I cooked that for about 4 minutes and threw it in the oven for another 10.

And then… the finished product!

Okay, okay, it’s not that beautiful looking. But it was tasty. And served with a simple roasted sweet potato, it was a satisfying, filling and healthy dinner. I’d even make it again soon. What more could we ask for?

Giada’s frittata recipe (:

Recipe Ingredients

8 egg whites, at room temperature

1/2 cup whipping cream

6 ounces lox, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1 lemon, zested

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 packed cups (2 ounces) arugula

1 clove garlic, minced

Directions

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy, about 30 seconds. Add the cream, lox, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

In a 10-inch, ovenproof, nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the arugula and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the arugula has wilted, about 1 minute. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and stir to combine the ingredients. Cook, without stirring for 4 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until set, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Slide the frittata onto a platter. Using a serrated knife, cut the frittata into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe courtesy of the Food Network

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