Help, need Passover recipes
I'm a cook, but Passover is something I've never done. I need to bring a vegie dish and dessert to the sedar. There will be 20 people (six of which are kids eight and under), so maybe an adult and kid dessert would be best. Also a vegie dish that would appeal to both. Thanks in advance.
Hi! For a veggie dish you can google Tzimmes which is a sweet carrot dish often made with sweet potatoes and/or apples. I chose this one because it freezes well so I can make it in advance: Pesach Sweet Potato Tzimmes on Cooks.com
As for dessert, a flourless chocolate cake is always good. My brother makes chocolate macaroons but I am not sure where he gets the recipe. And Passover is the one time I feel it's ok to go store-bought if you have a fantastic bakery for chocolate covered matzoh (chocolatiers sell this too depending on where you live) or a fruit-nut torte--I have seen one with an angel food layer and jams and nuts, when done right it's divine.
Macaroons are great homemade, and actually very simple. I use Martha Stewart's recipe:
sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla salt.
we love the following brownie recipe:
Our favorite Passover dessert. My husband would eat it all year round!
6 ozs pareve chocolate-bittersweet or semisweet
½ cup safflower oil
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
¾ cup matzah cake meal
Melt chocolate with oil. let cool until tepid
By hand, use a sturdy spoon to stir in sugar and salt into mixture until combind. Use fork to beat egg whites and eggs ina small bowl until completely incorporated. Add matzah cake meal to mixture and gently stir 3-4 minutes. The batter will become thick. Let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350°.
Use an 8 inch greased pan. When the batter has rested for appx 5 minutes, stir briefly and sprwad into the pan, smoothing the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is puffed and the wooden pick comes out clean.
Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze
yields: 8-10 servings
prep time: appx 10 mins
cookign time: appx 40 minutes
we also love the NY times chocolate mousse with olive oil