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Chocolate Mousse & Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Mousse: Ingredients: 300 g (1½ cups) dark chocolate, chopped 2 Tablespoons Pareve milk 6 egg yolks 100 g (scant ¼ cup) confectioner’s sugar 500 ml (2 cups) Pareve whipping cream Fresh berries (optional) for topping Instructions: Place chocolate and milk in a heat proof bowl, set over a saucepan of boiling water and stir

Shavuot… Such Dairy Good Memories!

May 25, 2006, by

Although Judi Permut lives in Israel and I live in Toronto, we share many common memories despite the fact that we’ve never met. We’re both originally from Winnipeg and we both love to cook. Apparently, our mothers knew each other before Judi’s family made aliya to Israel over 30 years ago. Even our grandparents knew

The Story of Me…and My Yorkshire Pudding Roots

May 11, 2006, by

Hi, My name is Ashley Farnell, a European trained, accomplished chef and “culinary magician.” Once a month I will fill this space with my experiences, food stories from the many places around the world I have worked or visited and regarding the many famous (and not so famous) people I have been fortunate to feed,

Vegetables and Chow Mein

May 4, 2006, by

4 servings Ingredients: 4 cups Pareve broth 2 cups Diced celery 1 cup Diced onion 1 cup Chopped cabbage (bok choy if available) 2 Tablespoons oil 1½ cups Sliced fresh mushrooms 1½ cups Fresh bean sprouts 2 Tablespoons dark molasses 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 4 to 5 Tablespoons cornstarch 1 can chow mein noodles Instructions: In

Memories of Matzo Balls: Chicken Soup for the Bowl!

April 6, 2006, by

My version of the song “Memories” is a bit different than the one Barbra Streisand made famous… Memories Of the chicken soup we ate Misty golden-colored memories, Of the “weigh” we were!   Tasty memories Of Mom’s special matzo balls Light and fluffy in our soup bowl Ah, the “weigh” we were!   Can it

Spicy Tuna for Sushi

March 10, 2006, by

Since Sushi is not one of my specialties, I consulted my nephew Chef David, who is a real Sushi fanatic. Here is his response. # # #Spicy Tuna is a funny thing. There are hundreds of different recipes out there. There are two ways that I make it that I think are the best, or

Duncan Hines Yellow Cake

March 10, 2006, by

Here is a basic yellow cake recipe: Let me know if it works for you. I always like to hear from my followers. Ingredients: ¾ cup margarine, butter or shortening 1½ cups granulated sugar 3 eggs ¾ cup milk (or pareve soy milk) 1 teaspoon almond extract 2¼ cups cake flour 2½ teaspoons baking powder

Purim Pleasures Fit for a Queen (or a Jewish Princess!)

March 10, 2006, by

The quest for a recipe for Mohnlach began several weeks ago with a phone call from my mother’s cousin Roy. “Norene, maybe you can help me? I keep thinking about the poppy seed candy my mother used to make for Purim when I was a little boy. I thought if anyone would have the recipe,

Apple Pie Spice

February 23, 2006, by

McCormick makes an Apple Pie spice mix. However, you can use the following blend to get the same flavor. For 1 teaspoon of Apple Pie spice mix: 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon Cardamon That will do the trick. Good luck and next time you make Apple Pie, send me a piece.

Kitke Recipe

February 15, 2006, by

Here is a great recipe. It is not very sweet, but it has a great texture. Ingredients: 2 oz. dried yeast 5 cups water ½ cup sugar 3 eggs ½ cup oil 3 Tbsp salt 5 lbs. flour The recipe will make 6 lg challahs. I would bake at 350°F for 35 to 45 minutes, depending on