Kosher for Passover

A Chocolate Afikoman

Some sweet, flour-free dessert ideas that don’t contain a pinch of you know what.
03/14/2013 - 20:00
Special for the Jewish Week

Due to all the many food Thou Shalt Nots on Pesach, baking (for a baker like yours truly) is the hardest part of preparing for the holiday. Because, of course, without the key ingredient of flour, cookies, cakes and pies are virtually impossible to make.

Many cooks get by substituting matzah meal, basically ground-up matzah. But every year, when Passover rolls around, I set about creating and testing recipes that don’t call for one drop of it. I understand that we’re supposed to eat matzah at the seder, and I can even get behind the occasional slice slathered in butter, but matzah-flavored cake? Count me out.

So if you can’t have flour, and you can’t have its matzah-flavored substitute, you need something to give desserts body and texture: Chocolate!

Here are three recipes that are completely flour-free, and chocolate-filled. The chocolate cookies are incredibly simple and tasty, like a richer, chewier chocolate meringue. The almond chocolate cookies are buttery with just a hint of sweet, while the classic chocolate mousse is rich and creamy — the perfect end to any meal. They are also great for any gluten-free baking you want to do year round.

A chocolate fix to power you through 8 days in the desert. Fotolia.

Cooking With The Morgans

Passover lamb and dessert recipes from the Golden State kosher gurus, Jeff and Jodie Morgan.
03/14/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

Jeff and Jodie Morgan, renowned kosher food and wine connoisseurs, dished to Gamliel Kronemer about their Passover braised lamb shanks and chocolate almond torte recipes.

Braised lamb shanks go great with Cabernet Sauvignon. iStockphoto.

Bubbe's Kugel Martha's Way

Give the domestic goddess' mouthwatering potato kugel gratin or 21 other Passover recipes a try.
03/13/2013 - 20:00
Food & Wine Editor

When it comes to hosting a knockout Passover seder, the best person to turn to for home entertaining inspiration is Martha Stewart. She has 22 delicious, elegant, and creative Passover recipes to serve at your seders and to get you through the other six days of Passover. Her tzimmes, braised brisket, and Passover popovers look scrumptious, but our favorite recipe is her potato kugel gratin, a French take on bubbe’s original. 

Martha shares her delicious passover recipes. Getty Images.

Cookin' up Candy

Experiment in the kitchen this Passover
04/04/2012 - 20:00
Online Jewish Week Columnist

If you've made it this far: Congratulations. The cleaning, scrubbing, scraping and burning is all over. So with the hard part behind you, take some time this Hol Hamoed to have fun in the kitchen and whip up some delicious, and obviously kosher for Passover, candy!

Candied orange peel and peppermint patties. Photos by Amy Spiro
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