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Herb-Roasted Chicken

  .Though this recipe is for a whole chicken, it works well for cut-up pieces, too. Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil1 whole chicken (3 to 4 pounds), or 2 legs and 2 breasts, skin-on5 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon [ ... ]

Mock Chopped Liver

recipe from Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking. Vegetarian, pareve, gluten free, kosher for Pesach Ingredients 6 tbsp mild-flavored frying oil, divided 2-3 medium onions, chopped1 lb white mushrooms in 1/4 inch thick slices3 hard boiled eggs, quartered1/2 cup shelled walnuts1/2 tsp kosher salt1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepperSliced scallions and/or butter lettuce (optional – for garnish)Matzo (to serve with – optional – use GF [ ... ]

Triple Chocolate Biscotti/Mandelbrot

Perfect for Passover or any other time. Makes 24 to 36 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1¼ cups sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon potato starch 1½ cups ground almonds or almond meal ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a [ ... ]

Chocolate Chip-Almond Balls

Sometimes you want just a bit of chocolate, not too much of it; these cookies, which combine chocolate chips with candied orange and grapefruit peels, offer just that. They are very easy to make and can be frozen, and they have a sophisticated look and flavour, so they [ ... ]

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

François Payard’s Recipe Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy Serving Size: 12 4-inch cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoonsDutch-process cocoa powder 3 cups confectioners’ sugar pinch of salt 2 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Directions Place a rack each in the upper and bottom thirds of the [ ... ]
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Passover Rolls

if you’re feeding a crowd, you can double the recipe.I made two batches, one plain and one onion. Makes: About 6 – 10 rolls, depending on how big you make them. 1 cup water ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 1 1/3 cups matzo meal 4 eggs *1/2 to 1 cup [ ... ]

Strawberry Mousse

adapted from Family Circle 1 egg white 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries Fresh fruit for garnish Place egg white in a large bowl of a stand up mixer, full power for 2 minutes until light and foamy. gradually beat in sugar and strawberries on medium speed. [ ... ]
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1 1/4 cups (6 oz) walnut pieces 3/4 cup poppy seeds 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 5 eggs at room temperature, separated 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup whipping cream 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan and sprinkle the bottom and sides [ ... ]
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake: 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1/3 cup water 5 large eggs ½ granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 2/3 cup heavy cream Chocolate Glaze: 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Milk Chocolate Drizzle: 2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped Make the cake: 1. Position a rack in the center of the oven [ ... ]
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schmaltz and gribenes

from The Second Ave Deli in New York. This recipe uses the fat and skin from about 4 chickens. You can save it up in your freezer over the course of time. For even more flavorful schmaltz, add a few cloves of garlic. Makes about 2 cups. 4 cups chicken [ ... ]

Fresh Mango with Mango Mousse and Coconut Crust

Ingredients Crust 2 large egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups unsweetened coconut, medium shred Mousse 1 cup cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup mango pulp (about ½ large mango) Garnish 3 mango diced or berries of your choice Directions To Assemble 1. To prepare crust, preheat oven to 275 F. Stir [ ... ]

coconut torte

This recipe was the favorite of the seder last night. 6 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely, untoasted 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut ½ cup orange juice ¼ cup orange liqueur 1 cup whipping cream 1 square bittersweet chocolate for garnish Preheat the oven to 325-degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, [ ... ]

Raspberry Coconut Squares for Passover

Passover Raspberry Squares 1 cup sugar 1 cup matzoh meal 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 jar raspberry jam Preheat oven to 375. Line an 8″x8″ baking dish with parchment paper. Stir together sugar, matzoh meal, oil and eggs until thoroughly combined. Fold in the shredded coconut [ ... ]
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Passover Linzer Torte recipe

Pareve margarine is made from water, oil and flavorings (not dairy products). 1/2 cup matzo cake meal 1/2 cup potato starch 1 cup pareve margarine or butter, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup ground unpeeled almonds 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ( 1 teaspoon lemon rind) 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup red raspberry [ ... ]
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Chicken Schnitzel

Ingredients 4 chicken breasts cut in two sections each or 1 1/2 – 2 pounds chicken filet strips, or boneless breasts salt, pepper 3 cups, approximately, matzoh meal 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 4 beaten eggs Oil for frying Instructions Lay out a large sheet of wax paperwith your chicken [ ... ]

Flourless Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

This dense, luscious cake has a texture a little like fudge and a little like cheesecake. A small slice goes a long way. Serves sixteen Yields one 9-1/2 inch cake ingredients For the vanilla batter: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla [ ... ]


1 1/3 cups blanched slivered almonds 8 tablespoons sugar 4 large eggs, separated 5 teaspoons packed grated lemon peel 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter and flour 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pan with waxed paper. Finely grind almonds with 2 tablespoons sugar [ ... ]


Cake 8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter (room temperature) 3/4 cup sugar 7 large eggs, separated 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled Pinch salt Finishing 1/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves 1 cup whipping cream 3 tbsp. sugar One 9-inch springform pan, buttered; line bottom with a disk of parchment paper 1. Set rack at middle level of oven; [ ... ]

Passover Chocolate Pecan Squares

8 eggs, separated 2 cups castor sugar, divided (see Note*) 2 cups ground pecans 10 oz. dark chocolate 1 cup unsalted margarine or butter Beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly add half the sugar, beating continuously. Then fold in ground nuts. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish which has been [ ... ]

LEMON MERINGUE Cookies for Passover

These guilt-free treats taste a lot like lemon meringue pie! They’re easy to make and fat-free. 3 egg whites, at room temperature 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 6 tbsp. sugar 1 1/2 tbsp. grated lemon zest Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. In a [ ... ]

Creamy Matzo-Apple Kugel

This sweet and creamy kugel makes an impressive centerpiece for a Passover brunch. You can also serve it for dessert. 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch slices, 1/4-inch thick 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds 10 squares plain unsalted matzo 4 eggs, [ ... ]

Passover Nut Cookies

no one will be able to resist these great Passover cookies! Ingredients 3/4 cup coarsely ground almonds 3 cups coarsely ground walnuts & pecans (combined) 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp honey plus the zest from one small orange 3/4 tsp cinnamon Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with [ ... ]

Passover Mushroom Schnitzel

3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup scallions, minced,including some green tops 1 cup onions, minced 1 1/2 lbs mushrooms, finely chopped 1 teaspoon garlic powder, to taste 1 tablespoon parsley, minced 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/3 cup matzo meal salt and pepper, to taste Heat 1 tbs oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Fry scallions [ ... ]

Chicken Garlic Bites

Simple and fun to make, great to eat! Prep time includes marinating the chicken. Use matzoh meal instead of the breadcrumbs and this is good for Passover as well. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces 1/2 cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 [ ... ]

Potato Kugel with Fried Shallots

Kugel is a baked pudding, usually made with noodles or potatoes. This version, prepared with shredded potatoes and fried shallots, is crispy at the edges and deliciously creamy in the middle. ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 4 large shallots, thinly sliced 5 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and coarsely shredded 1 large yellow onion, [ ... ]

Passover Berry Pudding

2 1/2 to 3 pounds fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries 1 cup granulated sugar 1 (10-inch) Passover orange sponge cake (see recipe below) Lightly oil a deep, 7-inch diameter, 2- to 3-quart bowl or a Charlotte mold. Pick over berries; remove any stems. Combine berries and sugar in large saucepan. Cook over [ ... ]

vegetable kugel

5 large eggs 3 medium onions (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds total), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided 14 green onions, coarsely chopped, divided 5 8-ounce russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes, divided 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided 1 large zucchini, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided 1/2 [ ... ]

Passover Pecan Bars

This dessert is reminiscent of pecan pie–with the extra sweetness of maple syrup and flaked coconut baked right in. CRUST: 1 cup matzo cake meal 1/2 cup matzo meal 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup ground toasted pecans 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large egg white Cooking spray FILLING: 1 1/3 cups [ ... ]

passover lemon cheesecake

Almonds and matzo cake meal make a wonderfully textured crust for this refreshing, citrusy cheesecake. For crust 3/4 cup sliced blanched almonds, toasted and cooled 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup matzo cake meal 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly For filling 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3 large eggs 2 [ ... ]

Passover Walnut Date Cake

1/4 cup boiling-hot water 1 1/2 cups pitted dates (1/2 pound), finely chopped 1 1/2 cups walnuts toasted and cooled 3/4 cup sugar, divided 2/3 cup matzo meal 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature 30 minutes Garnish: Passover powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. [ ... ]


All the old recipes for potato kugel come out sort of heavy and gluey, which is not at all how good kugels taste today. These days, the kugel sold in the take-out shops and delicatessens, not to mention those made at home by modern balabustas, are still full [ ... ]

PASSOVER Raspberry Cookies

1 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 4 tbsp potato starch 2 cups matzo cake meal 2 tbsp orange juice grated orange zest 4 eggs 2/3 cup vegetable oil Passover raspberry preserves 1 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 egg white cinnamon sugar Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Make a well in the center, add eggs and oil. [ ... ]

Passover Fruitcake

This fruitcake recipe was adapted for the Passover holiday by substituting matza cake meal for the flour. The combination of dried fruits and nuts is reminiscent of charoset, a traditional dish served at seders. Sliced very thin, the fruitcake is sure to be a popular dessert for Passover. 2 [ ... ]


Time: 50 minutes, plus overnight marination 1/4 cup kosher-for-Passover vinegar 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 1 head garlic, cloves peeled and crushed 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano (I used 1 teaspoon dried) 1/2 cup kosher-for-Passover vegetable or olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste ( 1 teaspoon kosher [ ... ]

Quinoa with Thai Flavors

1 1/2 cups dry quinoa 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 1/3 cup minced red onion 1/2 ripe but firm mango, peeled and diced small 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lime juice About 10 fresh basil leaves, finely shredded Small handful cilantro leaves, roughly torn. 1. [ ... ]

Chocolate Idiot Cake

One 9-inch cake This cake is extremely rich, and tastes like the most delicious, silkiest, most supremely-chocolate ganache you’ve ever had. As mentioned, it’s equally good a few days later, and only an idiot could possibly mess it up. You don’t need to use ScharffenBerger chocolate for this cake, [ ... ]

Slow-Braised Short Ribs

1. 2 tablespoons garlic salt 2. 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 3. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4. 1/2 cup canola oil 5. Two whole-plate, 3-bone short ribs (about 9 pounds total), trimmed of excess fat 6. 1 ounce dried mixed mushrooms (3 cups) 7. 3 cups boiling water 8. 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 9. 1 very large white onion, diced 10. 2 carrots, finely [ ... ]


Ingredients: ~ 2 medium heads cauliflower florets (8 cups) ~ 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided ~ 3 leeks coarsely chopped, white and pale green parts (4 cups) ~ 6 tablespoons unsalted matzo meal ~ 3 large eggs ~ ½ cup fresh Italian parsley-chopped and divided ~ ½ cup fresh dill-chopped and divided ~ Salt & pepper [ ... ]