Category: Passover

Ashkenazi, Easy, Main courses, Passover

Leftover Passover Matzoh? Make Matzoh Brie

Skillet of fried matzoh (matzoh brie)

Passover is over, but if you’re like most people, you’ve got leftover matzoh. What to do? Make matzoh brie! It’s easy enough to make and it’s deliciously rib-sticking good. While most people make a sweet version of matzoh brie—or “fried matzee” as we called it growing up—topping the mixture with cinnamon sugar, Jews of Lithuanian …

Israel Food News, Passover

Israelis Undergo Egg Shortage During Corona Lockdown Pesach

Meme with Eggs next to Brinks truck in Israel during corona egg shortage

Making Pesach without eggs is not easy. But Israel is having an egg shortage just before Pesach, right in the middle of the coronavirus global pandemic. When the stores do get eggs, customers are limited to 2 dozen, or are forced to spend a certain amount to get a carton. Netanyahu and FM Kahlon decided …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Passover

4-Ingredient Passover Chocolate Torte

4-ingredient passover chocolate torte

This chocolate torte has been our Passover Seder dessert several years running. I like to make an icing for it, as it is not too sweet, but very dense and fudgy and satisfying. But a sprinkle of powder sugar, some berries or a mint sprig make a simple but beautiful garnish without the patchke. 4-Ingredient …

Healthy, Main courses, Passover, Soup

Recipe: Meatball and Zoodle Soup

Meatball and Zoodle Soup

A one-pot, hearty Italian-tasting soup for chilly, rainy days. Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: For the Meatballs 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon ground pepper For the Soup: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic …

Desserts, Parve, Passover, Shabbos

Recipe: Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mint Mousse Pie

In summer, our thoughts turn to lighter, cooler desserts. These just hit the spot so nicely after a great Shabbos meal. My family loved this chocolate mint mousse pie I whipped up Friday morning. The downside? It took up precious space in my fridge. That problem was quickly eliminated as my family devoured the pie …

Desserts, Passover

Passover: Consider the Meringue

Scalloped meringue kisses on natural wood background

Meringue prepared in a kosher for Passover kitchen, is kosher for Passover, no matter who you go by. It’s pretty much just egg whites and sugar. Scrape in some vanilla bean seeds, throw in some chocolate chips, and if the weather’s not too damp, you get amazing meringue kisses that it’s difficult to stop eating. …

Ashkenazi, Passover, Soup

Passover Potato Starch Noodles

Passover potato starch noodle illustration: dried pasta coils against white backdrop

With all that heavy matzoh at the Passover seder, it’s nice to think of lightening things up by using something other than matzoh balls in the chicken soup. To that end, here’s a recipe for soup noodles made with potato starch instead of flour. The method couldn’t be simpler: you make a batter, cook it …

Ashkenazi, Passover

Eliminating Passover Cooking Panic

Roast chicken and potatoes is perfectly acceptable for Passover

People panic too much over cooking for Passover and that’s the truth. There is no reason one must cook any differently than during the year, for the most part. Roast chicken and potatoes, for instance, is just as suitable for Passover as it is year round. But it seems that people think they must do …