OK, OK, I know; your bubbie made the perfect matzo balls. But they are finicky little rascals that are made a 1000 different ways and everyones bubbies always made them best. What I want to share here is the simplest, no nonsence methode of the creation of soft and/or firm matzo balls; for just like white and dark meat people, there are soft and firm matzo ball people.
This is a traditional sweet vegetable and dried fruit stew made with some distinctive spices. I started roasting mine, after an idea I got from Martha Stewart. I make it for Rosh Hashana as well as Passover.
Hearty, flavorful, and tasty - what more could you ask for in a kugel? A kugel is a pudding made of starch smoothed out with fat and seasoned with spices. I first started making this for Passover, but now I make it on a regular basis. Lately, I've been blackmailed by friends to make it - "we're only coming over if you have your kugel". Ay. With a prep time of 20minutes, I shouldn't complain. Enjoy!
From The Jewish American Kitchen by Raymond Sokolov. I usually put my own twist on recipes I read, but not here - I never deviated from this recipe as turns out perfect each and every time. They can be frozen, either before or after frying. If they have been fried, defrost them before reheating in a 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes. These are perfect for a Sunday morning, and for the Jewish people, traditional for Shavuot.
Time to make includes prep and cooking.
I've been told these are almost like brownies. A fun twist on a traditional cookie. Cook time does not include freezing the dough or cooling the cookies. You will have extra filling left that you can use as fudge.
I found this recipe years ago on a Jewish recipe web site. I use Solo Filling instead of jam or preserves, I find them to be less sweet and taste more like fruit. The apricot and prune are exceptionally good.
Due to a craving (and a convenient epicurious e-recipe e-mail!), I found this recipe, which is seemingly just in time for a Jewish holiday, no? I like apples, and I like latkes, so how could they be bad? :)