I've been in the throws of a food blogger's dilemma. On the one hand, my followers are relying on me to share a flood of simple Pesach recipes in anticipation of the upcoming holiday. Salads, soups, cakes. Fish, meat, poultry.
On the other hand, I am but an ordinary person - a working mom with way too little time on her hands. What with my job, my kids, and Pesach a week off, I barely have time to sleep, let alone photograph and blog and share my recipes. What's a blogger to do?
So, here's my compromise. I'm going to share my recipes this week. I'll post my favorites online, and hope you come back for more. But no photos. For one thing, my Pesach pots and dishes are none too glamorous. (We love them for what they are, but they're really not blog-worthy.) For another, I don't have the time to setup my equipment and shoot every dish. I've got to make it through the week with my sanity somewhat intact.
So, there you have it. Hope y'all understand. And if you have any favorites, please email them to me or share them by commenting below. I'm always looking for new recipes to add to my repertoire.
Super Simple Pesach Chocolate Cake (NOT GEBROKTS)
This recipe is my sister-in-law's and I owe her great thanks for it. I usually make three or four of these over the week of Pesach. They whip up in a snap and get eaten almost as quickly. A good basic chocolate cake.
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oil
1 pinch instant coffee grains
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup potato starch
1 1/2 cups sugar
Preheat the oven to 350*.
In a large bowl, mix the vinegar and baking soda till foamy.
Add the remaining ingredients and beat well with an electric mixer. Pour the batter into a 9x13 baking pan. (I use disposable aluminum.)
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Eat within a few days, or freeze for later.
ABOUT ME (AND THIS BLOG)
If you're an ordinary person who wants simple ideas for eating kosher, you've come to the right place! I'm just an ordinary Jewish working mom who lives a harried, busy life. I created this blog to share my ideas about how to eat kosher (and usually healthy!) without spending all day shopping, eating, cooking, and measuring portions. I hope you enjoy your visit here.
Visit my other blog!
I personally am not a major potato kugel fan. I prefer less traditional (and slightly more elegant) fare like crisps or pandow...
Here I sit, less than 24 hours before Shabbos, remembering the wonderful meat cigars we had last week. They were crisp. They were perfectly...
Every homemaker should have a signature chocolate chip cookie. A signature cookie defines you as a cook. As a homemaker. Perhaps even as a ...
I do lots of experimenting in the kitchen and my family has learnt to put up with it. Earlier this year, I went on a mission to find a new...
It seems that there is room in this world for another chocolate muffin recipe. You see, I already have a Perfect chocolate muffin recipe. I...
I know what you're thinking. Ordinary people don't have homemade cookies like these. Ordinary people buy store bought seven-layer-c...
Our fresh pie, ready and waiting for Shabbos I admit that traditional kugels are not my thing. I make potato kugel so...
There are some foods that should NOT be made on Thursday nights. Thursday in my household is typically pizza night. For good reason. I work...
Jachnun dough, formed (probably incorrectly) in loaves This Shabbos, I tried a new vegetarian chulent recipe. Since we were going to be...
Anyone else around here need some comforting this week? I don't know about you, but what with the earthquake , the hurricane , and...
- baking with dorie
- budget friendly
- freezer friendly
- goes great with yogurt
- great as leftovers
- kid friendly
- kugel replacement
- main dishes
- quick and easy
- special occasions
- string beans
- weeknight dinner
Rivki Locker, 2010. Powered by Blogger.