My sister-in-law Bracha's meatballs are soft and perfect in soup or sauce. They can be made Italian by adding some Italian spices (oregano, basil, parsley) or Middle Eastern by adding coriander, cumin & tumeric. But for child-friendly meatballs, we leave them as they are. They can also be made with breadcrumbs (not on Passover) instead of the potato flour, or to use up leftover potato flour after Passover.
A colorful traditional dish with a mixture of delicious flavors and visual appeal. Thanks to my friend Susi for getting it from her sister for me! All of the parts can be prepared the night before except for the rice, then warmed and mixed while the rice is cooking before serving.
This is a variation on Bubby Irma's delicious recipe. I make it with 70% whole wheat and it still comes out amazing, thanks to the honey. The amounts are huge because I make challah dough once a month, divide it into 4 freezer bags, and thaw one bag every Friday morning to be baked fresh just before Shabbat comes in.
I'm told Persians make this same recipe with fresh dill instead of coriander. There are three ways to make this dish: (1) as a regular rice dish, (2) as stuffing--do everything but the last stage of simmering and stuff inside a chicken, or (3) as a "sausage"--in this case the meat should be very fatty and you need a good cloth bag to pack the rice into tightly.
I make this recipe when I have no energy to make one of my more elaborate desserts. It's very easy to make, and the cookies come out soft and bakery-perfect! I love this recipe so I've translated it off the ynet.co.il site, which credited Osnat Roth of the Tusha Patisserie in Tel Aviv.
This is another one from my Bubby. Galicianers made this for Friday lunch, while preparing Shabbos, because it's easy and parve. It's like a lighter latke, so I like to make it on Chanuka. Goes well with sour cream on top or just a sprinkle of sugar or jam, and a salad on the side.
It sounds crazy, I know--putting fruit and tomatoes in a rice dish that cooks overnight in a crockpot. But all the ingredients blend together into a sweet, savory, sticky rice cholent that is just delicious. Bocharim know rice, and they know how to cook!
This is a full meal in a pot: ground beef, chicken, spaghetti noodles and potatoes swimming in a savory sauce. Thanks to the Yerushalmi caterer Moshe Goldin for this recipe--the only cholent my family is willing to eat! Note to people doubling or halving the recipe: this is meant to be cooked in layers that completely fill the pot, so change your pot size accordingly and make sure you still have nice separate layers in the new pot, and that it is filled to the top.
Perfect with a steaming cup of tea on a cold winter's day, the cinnamon in this recipe warms you up, the aroma fills the house, and the sweet potato keeps this whole-wheat recipe moist. Healthy and delicious!
This is a traditional one-pot Buchari dish cooked in layers that, when served together, are a feast for the eyes and stomach alike. Each layer absorbs some of the flavor of the other layers, and the bottom layer of carrots comes out kind of caramelized and delicious. I make it with brown rice on erev Yom Kippur and we don't feel hunger for the next 20 hours!
I love the Indian spice combinations, but I had to alter some recipes to get to something that I could make with the ingredients and tools on hand...the result pleased the whole family, and that is truly rare! This one will have Indian spices wafting through your kitchen into every room of the house. There will be enough sauce left over to pour over a bed of saffron rice.
Translated from the original Hebrew, I found this recipe on the Mako food site. It can also be made not for Passover using 100 grams of breadcrumbs instead of the ground nuts. It is easy and truly decadent--my chocaholic family gave it 5 stars! Also great a la mode...
Simple, dairy, and partly-healthy (to assuage the guilt!). This recipe can be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc. and you can add chocolate chips to the batter, etc. Thanks to my friend Michal for this recipe.