Posts Tagged ‘Passover’
Here is the recipe for chocolate cinnamon mandelbread.
[The title of this post reminds me of the CD Bagels and Bongos by Irving Fields. It's a great little jazz album, and I've seen him play live. You should check it out.]
Tonight is the first night of Passover. And it’s snowing!
I’m not kidding, big wet chunks are coming down hard. So much for celebrating Spring.
Passover is really not a holiday known for it’s food. We don’t eat anything leavened or fermented, so carb-wise the choices are limited. For dinner we’re having chicken soup, using the recipe from yesterday’s post, and the traditional brisket.
Here’s what we have for dessert. On the left are chocolate-dipped almond macaroons. They’re worth a closer look. Why? The traditional macaroon served at Passover is coconut. They’re large and rounded, kind of like how cookie dough looks when you drop it on the baking sheet. But my mother the rebel is serving almond macaroons at our seder. They taste more like chewy almond cookies, and they are a must-bake in my house any time of year, not just Passover.
On the right are mandelbread, made with cake meal and potato starch so they’re unleavened. These are the Jewish version of biscotti. I’m usually not a fan, but this recipe is outstanding.
The recipe for almond macaroons is below. Please click here for the recipe for chocolate cinnamon mandelbread.
Notice the plate. There are snowflakes on the plate. Not what one usually expects at a seder, right?
I cannot believe Passover is almost here. I can’t say it’s my favorite food holiday, but there are some delicious dishes we make for it, including a flourless chocolate cake that rivals any full-on flour brownie. Seriously! More on that this week.
On a side note, the Target ads running right now feature this amazing song Sail into the Sun by Gentleman Hall. Does anyone know this band? Bubble gum pop at it’s very best. Every time the commercial comes on I have no choice but to stand up and shake it! It’s such a great reminder that spring is right around the corner.