orichalcum: (food)
posted by [personal profile] orichalcum at 03:14pm on 10/04/2009
So, I attended a particularly delicious Seder this year, which was made even better for me than usual Seders by deemphasizing the Meat and Starch traditional parts of the main course in favor of [livejournal.com profile] eilonwey's arctic char baked in parchment with goat cheese and leeks, which I want the recipe for, and a dish called Jansen's Temptation ), which is essentially a version of scalloped potatoes with Swedish anchovies, which give the creamy potatoes a lovely sharp zing.

I made my family's traditional Passover flourless chocolate cake (with accessories from a Godiva recipe) )

I also made two kinds of charoset, Sephardic charoset balls ) and a more traditional Ashkenazi apple, honey, and walnut charoset. The apple charoset was good although undistinguished; I think it was hurt by chopping the apples in the food processor rather than by hand (which saves a lot of time, although [livejournal.com profile] ladybird97 notes the potentially therapeutic value of attacking fruit with a knife) and also by too much caution with spices; next time I'll add some nutmeg and more allspice, I think.

Now I have a new "problem." I was just at the grocery store and faced with the choice of buying either 1 lb of strawberries for $3 or 4 lbs for $4.50. So, of course, I bought 4 lbs of strawberries. I will use some to make the strawberry-orange variation on charoset and others for a strawberry butter of some sort, but I invite you to share your strawberry recipes (ones with flour are fine), as we've got quite a lot of them!
Mood:: 'tired' tired
orichalcum: (Pre-Rafe)
posted by [personal profile] orichalcum at 03:16pm on 10/04/2009
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] digitalemur !

May you enjoy the warmth and comfort of your new home and the coming of spring.


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