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Beets with Black Garlic Tehina, Pumpernickel and Dill

Beets with Black Garlic Tehina, Pumpernickel and Dill

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. red beets
  • 1 lb. chiogga or candy cane beets
  • 4 slices pumpernickel rye bread
  • ¼ + ⅛ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Morton’s Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed ground
  • 1 teaspoon dill seed ground
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 cloves black garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Morton’s Kosher Salt
  • 1 ½ cups raw tahini (preferably Soom brand)
  • 1 ½ cups ice cold water
  • 3 sprigs of dill

Instructions

  • For the Roasted Beets:
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. Make sure all the tops are removed from the beets and wash them under cold water to remove any dirt but don’t peel them. Toss the beets in 1 tablespoons salt and ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the beets in a single layer in a large baking dish. Add any excess water from the bowl to the pan. If you don’t have excess water, then add a ⅛ cup to the bottom of the pan. Wrap the edges of the pan tightly in foil.
  • Bake the beets for about 1 hour. To check them, gently lift the edge of the foil and place a small knife inside. If the knife slides in very easily they are done. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 15 minutes. (If they’re not fully cooked put the foil back around the edge of the pan and check them every 15 minutes).
  • Once the beets are cooled but still warm, remove the foil. With a dry dish towel in your hands, gently rub off the skins of the beets and place in a large bowl. Gently rinse any excess skin off in cold water.
  • Cut the beets into ½-inch slices or cubes and set aside or refrigerate if using later.
  • For the Pumpernickel Crumble:
  • Change the temperature on the oven to 225 F.
  • On a baking sheet, lay down the slices of pumpernickel rye bread. Drizzle the ⅛ cup of extra virgin olive oil on the slices and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of salt and the caraway and dill seeds.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes until very crispy. Remove and cool fully.
  • Break the dry pieces into chunks and place in a food processor with a blade. Pulse at 3 second intervals for about 2 minutes until it becomes a medium crumble.
  • For the Black Garlic Tehina:
  • Crush the garlic cloves on a cutting board with the side of a large knife and add to the lemon juice. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic cloves and any peels from the lemon juice. Place the lemon juice in a blender with the black garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon of salt. Puree on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • In a stand mixer with a whip attachment, whip the raw tahini for about 5 minutes on high speed.
  • Decrease the speed to medium and slowly drizzle in the black garlic-lemon juice. The tehina will get very grainy and tight in texture but will get smooth immediately after.
  • Slowly add the ice cold water with a steady stream. Once all the water is incorporated, turn the speed on high for 5 minutes. You’ll see the tehina become smooth and glossy and become very airy like an aioli or a mousse. (Note: It’s best to add most of the water but not all of it. You can always add more if you would like it thinner).
  • To Assemble:
  • Pick the dill from the whole sprigs and chop very lightly.
  • Place the tehina on the bottom of the plate in a large circle. Toss the beet pieces in a little olive oil and salt and spread on top of the tehina. Sprinkle the pumpernickel crumb with a heavy hand and then follow with the chopped dill.

This recipe is based on a traditional salatim seen all over Israel with some bold flavors. It’s great for large parties and easy to make some of the components (or all of them) a day or two beforehand for less time in the kitchen while hosting!

Milk & Honey Punch

Milk & Honey Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces KOVAL Bourbon
  • 1 ounce KOVAL Chrysanthemum & Honey Liqueur
  • 4 ounces milk Nutmeg

Instructions

  • Fill glass with crushed ice. Build over ice in shaker. Shake well and strain into glass over crushed ice. Sprinkle nutmeg over top.
  • L'chaim!

A great way to toast your next brunch! I can vouch for this! 🙂

Pomegranate Brisket

Pomegranate Brisket

Ingredients

  • 1 whole beef brisket
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate molasses
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1.5 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 shallots sliced
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

If you are in the mood for Brisket but want to add a new flavor to your already special dish this is the recipe for you! And pomegranate is a flavor that works any time of year. This could be your new go-to recipe.

Passover Chocolate Mousse with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You can’t go wrong with a chocolate anything recipe for dessert but THIS recipe is amazing! it’s kosher for Passover and gluten free too.

Passover Chocolate Mousse with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate must be at least 70% cacao
  • 1/2 cup best quality extra virgin olive
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar kosher for Passover
  • 1/3 cup brewed coffee
  • pinch of sea salt optional

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over low heat, gently melt the chocolate and cool to room temperature. Add the olive oil and the scraped vanilla bean and coffee and set aside.
  • Combine the yolks and confectioners' sugar and whisk until foamy. Add to the chocolate mixture.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the whites to stiff but glossy peaks; fold the whites into the chocolate.
  • Pour into dessert cups and chill at least 4 hours or pour into a parchment or plastic lined mold and freeze for four hours.
  • You can garnish the mousse with a sprinkle of sea salt. The salt gives the chocolate a "sparkly" flavor.
  • TIPS
  • Purchase the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can find. For this recipe, Chef Frankel uses an oil from France that is buttery, fruity, and rich with no harsh taste of bitterness. It is expensive--but since the olive oil is her fat of choice for all her pareve and fleishig meals during the holiday and year round, it is worth it. During Pssover, she uses Schmerling's 70% Bittersweet Chocolate. When Passover is over, she uses Callebaut 71% Bittersweet Chocolate.

The Knish Wars

t’s a knish war and you get to choose the winner yourself! Is your favorite baked or fried? Try them both, how can you loose?

Fried and Baked Potato Knishes

Ingredients

  • FILLING FOR BOTH
  • 4 medium potatoes aprox. 1 1/2 lbs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • CRUST for Molly's Knishes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold margarine
  • 1/2 cup + apple juice
  • 1 egg beaten
  • CRUST for Mrs.Tisch's Famous Fried Knishes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric optional
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup tap water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Instructions

  • FILLING Instructions
  • Boil unpeeled potatoes in salty water until they are soft.
  • While potatoes are boiling, heat oil in a pan and saute onions until soft and light golden.
  • Peel boiled potatoes under cool water.
  • Cube and mash potatoes with onions while warm, than add beaten eggs and season. Set aside.
  • INSTRUCTIONS for BAKED knish
  • Sift flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in margarine into the mixture until it forms coarse crumbs.
  • Add 1/2 cup of apple juice. If needed, add one extra tablespoon of juice at a time until the dough forms into a ball.
  • Count to sixty as you kneed the dough and work in all the flour.
  • Cover and refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Place a rack on ha high shelf in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease baking sheet.
  • Take half the dough out of the refrigerator. Roll it out on a well-floured surface. You may need to add a little flour if the dough is very sticky. Cut into 4" circles. Pu a tablespoon of filling into each circle and lift dough around the filling, leave some of the filling in the center exposed.
  • Brush the top and sides of each knish with egg for glaze.
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Repeat until all dough as been used.
  • Bake for 20-35 minutes.
  • Let cool. Serve with mustard. Enjoy!
  • INSTRUCTIONS for FRIED knish
  • Combine the flour, salt, and turmeric. Make a well and add eggs, water, oil, and vinegar. Knead for a minute or two. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Break dough in half. the dough will be sticky. Dust rolling pin with flour and roll dough vet thin on a well-floured surface. Add a little more flour to the top of the dough if needed.
  • Cut into 3" by 6" rectangles. Spread a tablespoon of potato filling on one half of the rectangle. Fold the other half of the dough over the filling and use a fork to crimp the sides of the knish. Repeat until all dough has beeb used.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a deep skilled. Carefully place one or two knishes in the oil. Use a spatula to slide them into the oil. The knishes should not touch each other. Fry about one minute on each side or longer if you like the m crispy.
  • Place on paper towels to dream.
  • Let cool.
  • Serve with mustard. Enjoy!
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Grandmother’s Zchug

Grandmother’s Zchug

Ingredients

  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • 20 green chili peppers
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. cardamom

Instructions

  • Peel garlic cloves. Discard stems of green peppers. Place both in a food processor and pulse until a coarse paste.
  • Roughly chop coriander leaves and add to the food processor together with the rest of the ingredients. Process until you get a shiny green paste.
  • Fill jars or small plastic containers with the prepared relish and store in the refrigerator.