Saturday, April 5, 2008

Matzoh Inspiration... and it is not pink

If any food requires inspiration it is matzoh... it is dry, it is flat, it is relatively tasteless. Sewer Rat posted this handmade shirt on Craftster, a website known to inspire many a crafty individual. If you are inspired to make your own Yom Tov Shirt, you can locate the fabric here.Do you think the shirt is "too much?" Why not purchase this kipah? My temple is having a Pesach holiday recipe gathering. I have a few specialties of the house. Most of them are from Joan Nathan's recipe books. I usually make a double or triple batch of these Meringues:

Grandma Rodgers' Meringue Chip Cookies
2 large egg whites, at room temperature

1/8 teaspoon cream of tarter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. 2. Whip the egg whites and cream of tarter in a grease-free medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until the whites form soft peaks. One tablespoon at a time, beat in the sugar until the whites are stiff and shiny, then quickly beat in the salt. Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts and vanilla. Using a heaping teaspoon for each cookie, drop the meringue into mounds about 1 inch apart on the lined baking sheet. 3. Bake until the meringues are light gold and crisp, about 30 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet. If you have the time, let the meringues cool on the baking sheet in the turned-off oven with the oven door ajar. (The meringues can be made up to 2 days ahead, and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.)

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