Biscochos Recipe

Biscochos Recipe

4 eggs1 cup sugar2/3 cup oil6-7 cups cake flour2 teaspoons baking powder2 teaspoons vanillaPinch of salt1/4 teaspoon baking soda Topping1/4 cup fine sugar2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat oven to 350°F.In a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients until the dough comes together and forms a ball.Place dough on the counter and gently knead for about a…

Leek and Potato soup

Leek and Potato soup

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil4 large leeks6 cups chicken consommé, or vegetable broth2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces2 medium zucchini, diced1 tsp saffron threads1 tsp sea salt, to taste2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme1 bay leafPepper, to taste1 cup white wine  Slice the white and light green parts of the leeks crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place the…

Roasted Eggplant & Pepper Salad

Roasted Eggplant & Pepper Salad

4 medium eggplants3 bell peppers, red, orange and yellow1 large yellow onion, chopped1/4 cup olive oil2 cloves garlic, finely minced3 tablespoons tomato paste½ cup pitted kalamata olives2 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped2 teaspoons saltblack pepper to taste Heat the barbecue grill (or grill on the stovetop or in an oven…

Ingriye—Roasted Eggplant and Ground Beef Casserole

Ingriye—Roasted Eggplant and Ground Beef Casserole

Tomato Sauce4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil2 onions, thinly sliced2 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped1 14 ounce can of chopped tomatoes1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup waterJuice of large lemon Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender.Add the garlic, chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper.Lower heat…

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

2 pounds yellow onion, thinly sliced4 garlic cloves, chopped4 cups vegetable stock1 1/2 cups white wineChallah, sliced1/2 cup mozzarella, grated1/4 cup Parmesan, grated Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.Add onions and garlic, then partially cover with a lid.Stir often, until onions are golden brown and soft.Add vegetable stock and white wine and…

Apple & Fennel Slaw

Apple & Fennel Slaw

Dressing: 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar For the salad:   1 small purple cabbage, shredded 1 fennel, finely sliced 1 green apple, finely sliced 1 Honeycrisp apple, finely sliced 1 cup slivered almonds 1/2…

SPANISH POTATO SALAD

SPANISH POTATO SALAD

3 pounds red or Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled & washed  ½ medium red onion, finely chopped  3-4 celery stalks, including leaves, finely chopped  ½ cup finely diced dill pickle  1 handful fresh parsley  6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil  4 Tbsp red wine vinegar  1 tsp sea salt Black pepper, to taste Fill a large…

Crispy Spicy Chickpeas

Crispy Spicy Chickpeas

1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp salt1 tsp paprika1/2 tsp Aleppo or cayenne pepper (optional)Black pepper to taste   Preheat oven to 450°F and place a rimmed baking sheet in the oven while it preheats (this ensures the chickpeas crisp as soon as they…

Spicy Grilled Chicken

Spicy Grilled Chicken

4-6 chicken thighs, deboned and skinless1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 large lemon, juiced1/4 cup za’atarKosher salt, to taste (omit if spice mix has added salt) Place the chicken thighs in a Ziploc bag with the olive oil, lemon juice and spices. Rub the bag until thighs are completely coated. Allow to marinate for 10…

Ka’hi and Qei’mar Recipe

Ka’hi and Qei’mar Recipe

1 large sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted and cut into 12 equal squares1/2 cup full fat ricotta cheese1/2 cup sour cream1 cup organic date syrup Preheat oven to 400°F.Combine ricotta and sour cream in a fine strainer and allow to drain for 15 minutes.Line a baking tray with parchment paper.Place puff pastry on the tray,…

Cassola Ricotta Cheesecake

Cassola Ricotta Cheesecake

3 cups whole milk ricotta (drained in a cheesecloth or fine sieve for 1 hour)¾ cup sugar3 large eggs1 Tbsp cornstarch2 Tbsp vanilla2 Tbsp orange liqueur or rum1/3 cup golden raisins1 pinch of salt In a small bowl, combine the raisins and liquor and allow to soak for 1 hour.Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.Lightly grease…

Almodronte

Almodronte

(Spinach Soufflé)4 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 medium onion, finely chopped1 pound fresh baby spinach1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese1 cup grated Parmesan cheese2 eggs, beaten2 tablespoons heavy cream1/4 cup matzah meal (optional) Preheat oven to 350°F.In a large pan, warm 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until they are golden brown. Set…

ASPARAGUS AND PESTO QUICHE

ASPARAGUS AND PESTO QUICHE

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted3 Tbsp olive oil1 large onion, thinly sliced1 lb asparagus, stems cut in 1 inch pieces, stalks left in 3 inch pieces, kept separate4 large eggs1 cup heavy whipping cream3 Tbsp pesto1/2 cup feta cheese1/2 cup mozzarella cheese1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved1 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan…

SPINACH BOYOS

SPINACH BOYOS

Filling2 1/2 lbs. spinach, finely chopped1 cup crumbled feta cheese1/2 cup finely grated Romano or parmesan cheese3 tablespoons flour Combine all the ingredients. DOUGH1 cup warm water1 tsp yeast1 tsp sugar1 Tbsp vegetable or avocado oil1 tsp salt3-4 cups all-purpose flour1 egg, beaten, for egg wash Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine…

Iraqi Red Rice

Iraqi Red Rice

Iraqi Red Rice 2 cups Basmati rice3 1/2 cups boiling water2 Tbsp pareve chicken consommé powder3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tsp kosher salt1 tsp sweet paprika1 tsp turmeric4 Tbsp tomato paste6 medium garlic cloves, peeled  Place rice in a bowl, cover with water and soak for 30 minutes.Add consommé powder to boiling water and…

Herby Salmon Recipe

Herby Salmon Recipe

1 large salmon fillet, center cut2 Tbsp kosher saltFreshly ground black pepper, to taste3 Tbsp Dijon mustard4 green onions, finely chopped2 small bunches basil, roughly chopped1 small bunch Italian parsley, roughly chopped2 bunches dill1 large lemon, sliced into thin rings1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Place salmon skin side down on a dish lined with…

Vegetable Confit

Vegetable Confit

1 large fennel, cut into wedges2 medium turnips, lightly peeled, chopped into wedges2 medium heirloom carrots, cut into 1/2″ thick pieces1 large red onion, cut into wedges12 garlic cloves, peeled4 bay leaf2 tsp kosher salt1/2 tsp pepper1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil2 sprigs rosemary, for garnish Preheat oven to 400°F.In a medium ovenproof dish,…

Cherry Tomato Confit 

Cherry Tomato Confit 

10–12 cloves of garlic, peeled½ tsp salt¼ tsp pepper1–1 ½ cups olive oil (tomatoes should be covered at least half way)1 handful of fresh herbs, like basil, oregano, thyme or dill Preheat the oven to 425°F.Place the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil to a small ovenproof baking dish.Gently stir until the tomatoes and garlic are evenly coated.Sprinkle the…

Passover Pastelitos

Passover Pastelitos

Meat filling:(the Miga)1 tablespoon olive oilOne large onion finely grated1.5 pounds ground beefI teaspoon turmeric1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1 cup finely chopped parsleyDrizzle of vinegar2 large egg yolks For frying :Canola or grape seed oilMatza meal4 egg whitesPinch of salt Peel the potatoes place in a pot with water NOT covering the potatoes….

Meringues

Meringues

6 egg whites1 1/2 cups sugar1/4 tsp salt4 tsp corn starch or potato starch2 tsp white or apple cider vinegar Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.In clean bowl of a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment to beat egg whites, starting on low speed. As the eggs become foamy, gradually…