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Can this be frozen?

This question references CHOW's Apple and Cheddar Quick Bread recipe.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/30172-app...

about 4 hours ago
JackieR in Home Cooking

Your Best Soup Recipe

The perfect late summer soup and i have been known to mix the leftovers with greek yogurt and call it breakfast.

https://food52.com/recipes/30594-it-s...

Aug 22, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking

puff pastry

Good news. Thanks for remembering ye old puff pastry discussion and letting us know!

Aug 22, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Chilled Apricot Soup recipe on Food52.com

Seems as if this method could be used for just about any fruit (and most vegetables) to create a simple elegant summer soup. What versions have you made?

Aug 19, 2014
JackieR in Home Cooking

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Meal is coming together based on your inspiration. A feta kale bread recipe that I've been wanting to try. Omelets. Iced coffee, perhaps with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream. Fruit. Thanks, all. Have an easy and meaningful rest of the fast.

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Oooh... smoothies. Sounds great and not to much effort to make or to drink.

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

Was looking for menus specifically for after today's Jewish fast day. Thanks!

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

The people in my house have a history of starting small -- a nice iced decaf and some fresh fruit and yogurt, say, or a salad -- and then eating random things all night. Thought I might actually.... plan a meal. Looking to be inspired by your plans but not to work too hard. Ideas?

Aug 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

bagels?

The article on two new (nonkosher certified) bagel bakeries in NY has me wondering -- does anyone know of a genuinely good bagel bakery in NYC that is kosher ?
By good I mean -- not huge and puffy. Not too sweet. Chewy and a little dense like they used to be.
Anyone?

Jul 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

business coffee

I know about those but was hoping for something better.

Jul 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

business coffee

Looking for a pastry shop or cafe that's kosher, and serves coffee and decent pastries, for a business meeting. it needs to be somewhere between uws and Washington Heights. Coffee Bean is too noisy and too casual. Something like Birches or Edgar's or Lalo but kosher. Any ideas??

Jul 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

ISO mail order gluten free desserts

Sorry this is probably too late for this time but for future reference, I love By the Way, an amazing Kosher gluten-free bakery in Manhattan.

Here's previous thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9619...

I particularly love their orange almond cake but for better shipping try the chocolate chip cookies (made with excellent quality belgian chocolate) or their biscotti.

The best!

Jun 30, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Main course galette for Shabbos lunch

Sorry. My spellcheck corrected that. 2 tsp.

May 21, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Main course galette for Shabbos lunch

I attended a cooking demonstration today where one of the items was...are we on point or what???....galette. It was made on the fastest yeast crust I have ever seen:
2 1/2 c flour , 1 tsp salt, 2 to dry yeast, 2/3 c wster, 1/4 c neutral oil. (The cookbook author, Victoria Dweck, also added 2 Tbsp sugar. Up to you.) Basically mix then knead till smooth. Let rest 20 minutes. Press onto a parchment covered sheet. Fill and crimp as usual. Will be trying it this shabbos.

May 21, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Large Jewish communities WITHOUT a kosher restaurant

St. Louis. They've tried several times& never takes. A friend of mine who teaches in local yeshiva tells me the kids dream of a pizza shop.

May 20, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

churros?

Has anyone been to the churros place on ues? Reviews? People seem to like the desserts but how is the "real" food?

May 20, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Main course galette for Shabbos lunch

I didn't use any kind of custard. I was going for a caramelized, very slightly crusty, olive oil-y taste and texture. I may have very slightly undercooked the veggies; in any event they were delicious. The crust doesn't take long to bake. By the way, despite my complaining in another discussion about the ingredients in pepperidge farm, that's what I used.

May 19, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Best kosher Jerusalem restaurants -- time for an update

That sounds amazing, assuming it is kosher. Thank you so much!!

May 19, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Main course galette for Shabbos lunch

I made a kale, garlic and lemon one for shabbos lunch -- no recipe just kind of "freelanced" it based on what was in my fridge --and it was amazing.

I sautéed lots of garlic and some thinly cut up lemon (with rind) in olive oil. When it was on the edge of ready I added handfuls of kale and wilted it. Before putting it on the crustI squeezed it a bit to get out some of the liquid. Brushed the edges of the crust with beaten egg, baked until it looked like the right color. Served at room temp.
It was gorgeous looking and delicious.

For shavuos am thinking feta would be an outstanding addition.

May 19, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Best kosher Jerusalem restaurants -- time for an update

Hi. Wondering if someone can suggest some low end (price, not quality) options. We are willing to be pretty adventurous food-wise but on a limited budget.

May 19, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

puff pastry

Thank you. I may give it a try.

May 15, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

puff pastry

I just read the ingredients list for Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. Ugh. Vile. Is there a decent ready made puff pastry that's kosher?

May 14, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

agave in israel?

Thank you and thank you debs for letting me know!

May 12, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

agave in israel?

Thanks!!

May 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

agave in israel?

Does anyone know if agave nectar is readily available in Israel? I assume it must be available at health food stores but I in stores like supersol I would probably just bring a small bottle.

May 05, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Kosher Non-Dairy Pumpkin Pie

I use soymilk or almond milk and the recipe on the libby's can. Both work fine. This recipe is immensely forgiving. I have made it with agave or maple instead of sugar, and with various homemade permutations of pumpkin pie spice, depending on my mood. All good.

Mar 30, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Basil Pizzeria in Crown Heights - Review

I had lunch here today. Second time. The food was good to excellent but the service, as noted by others, horrible, especially for the price.

We arrived, two people from a party of three and were told that we couldn't have a table until the third person arrived, even though we explained that we would be ordering immediately and she was only having coffee. Several minutes later they gave the same table to a party of two. We ordered an asparagus soup with preserved lemons and a poached egg. I really liked it and am planning to try to replicate it at home. But the soup and our main course pizza arrived together (after a substantial wait) so by the time we go to the pizza (which was okay but not remarkable) it was cold.

Asked for bread, were told they don't have any. (Really? What do they make sandwiches on?) Waited for water. Waited to have our soup bowls cleared. Had to ask for plates for the pizza.

I can't say I wont ever be back because they are doing more interesting things with food than most kosher places. But I would hate to think that they assume they can mistreat customers because we will be back for more.

Mar 26, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

Pesach brownies

Sorry but the link didn't work.

Mar 25, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

BY the Way -- New Manhattan Bakery

As a service to my chowhound friends. am posting the recipe for the Orange Almond cake, which the lovely staff at the bakery told me had been posted on a blog. As you can see, it's fairly easy and kosher for passover. At the bakery they also sell them in 1-2 serving cakelets. YUM!! You're welcome!

Gluten-free Orange-Almond Cake
Recipe by Helene Godin from By The Way Bakery. Makes one 8-inch cake.

1 large (12-ounces) navel orange (the weight is important here)
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons 
almond flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
5 eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons sliced almonds

-Place whole orange in a pot of water with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover the pan and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for about 2 hours.
-Remove orange from the pan and allow to cool. Slice the peel off each end of the orange and cut into quarters, leaving the rest of the peel intact. Inspect for seeds, discard, and allow to cool. In a food processor, pulse the orange quarters until it’s smooth but still pulpy. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes. (You should have approximately 1 1/4 cups).
-Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray an 8” springform pan with cooking spray and line with a circular liner.
-Whisk together almond flour, baking powder, remaining salt, cardamom and cinnamon.
-In another bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until light in color.
-Mix in dry ingredients.
-Mix in orange pulp.
-Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
-Bake about 1 hour. Test for doneness with a wooden skewer inserted in the center.
-Allow to cool completely in the pan for 25 minutes. Score around the edge before releasing the ring from the cake. Dust with powdered sugar.

Mar 23, 2014
JackieR in Kosher

stovetop grill

I don't know how I missed that. Thank you!! How is it to clean?

Mar 21, 2014
JackieR in Cookware