Archive for April, 2010

Daring Bakers Make Traditional British Pudding

April 27, 2010

The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.

Fortunately, we had permission to use substitutes for suet, such as shortening or butter.

I made a variation on the traditional British “pud” known as Spotted Dick (or spotted dog). Instead of milk, I used mashed banana and lemon juice.  Freckled Banana Pudding, anyone? (more…)

La Charlotte Africaine

April 23, 2010

I made an interesting recycled cake recipe from the second volume of Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking: La Charlotte Africaine.

Basically, you take 8 ounces of melted chocolate and combine it with an equal weight of crumbled cake scraps and beaten eggs. It is a bit of a pain in that you need to beat the yolks and whites separately. Ideally, you bake it in a charlotte mold, but I used a 6″ cake ring.


Sesame Salmon Fillet

April 23, 2010

This is from Taste of Home. I found via Judith Trachtman’s post in the Jewish-Food group on Yahoo. My in-laws collected a bunch of fish recipes from the Jewish Food Mailing List and other sites, and I am gradually working my way through them. (more…)

Dairy-Free Vegan 7 Layer Bars

April 22, 2010

Joe Pastry made 7 layer bars recently (actually, so did Cookie Madness and also Cake or Death?).

Here is my twist: less sweet, dairy-free, egg-free. (more…)

More Chocolate Cake and Coffee Cake

April 20, 2010

After much dilly-dallying, I finally got around to making the coffee cake recipe from Dan Lepard’s book, Baking with Passion (coffee layer cake with mascarpone cream, p. 103). The recipe was originally from David Whitehouse, who once ran a pastry shop called Leamingtons of Richmond. (more…)

Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 19, 2010

Happy 62nd Israel!

The OU on Yom Ha’atzmaut. Recipes, quizes, articles.

Pictures on Israelity.

Good News from Israel (Jacob Richman) has links.

And a nice post from Israeli Kitchen.

Yom HaZikaron

April 19, 2010

Here are some links for Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldier’s and Victims of Terrorism.

Two blog posts from Jewlicious. The first is from Dahlia and the second is from ck.

And here is a very moving story posted on Aish about Miriam Peretz, who lost two sons.

Life in Israel links to Channel 10 television in Israel and its streaming programming for Yom HaZikaron.

Remember Alex Singer from Israelity

Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa Salad

April 18, 2010

I made the quinoa and rice salad recipe from Ottolenghi which I first spotted on 101cookbooks.  It is also online here.
Thoughts: The qinoa and rice tasted yummy with just the sauteed onions and salt and pepper. The citrus juices gave something more, but I’m not sure that I really needed to add the scallions, nuts, and apricots. The scallions and apricots added welcome color, though.

For next time, I will try just the onions, lots of salt and pepper, with some lemon juice added in.

Orange Ginger Salmon with Mango Salsa

April 18, 2010

I made this recipe from Israeli Kitchen and served it with a mango salsa from (more…)

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day

April 11, 2010

Jacob Richman has posted links for Yom Hashoah.