Bubalech were standard fare during Passover when I was growing up. They can be served for breakfast or for a light dinner. They do take a little bit of effort but when done well, they are light and delicious.
Separate eggs and beat whites till stiff. Mix yolks and gently fold them into whites. Slowly add matzoh meal and salt. Pour mixture into a hot frying pan. Turn the heat down and cook till brown. Flip mixture over by sliding
onto plate, then place frying pan over plate and invert. A bubalah is finished when golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle is dry to touch. About 5 minutes on each side.
Serve with sugar sprinkled on top or with preserves.
This is a recipe that I have adapted over the years. The origin is Sephardic and although our family is Ashkenazi, I think this is much more flavorful and interesting than the apple walnut and wine version. Our tradition is to form the Haroset into the shape of a pyramid and place it in the center of our Seder table. I place two small olive wood camels on the plate next to the pyramid.
3 cups dates, diced
1/2 cups almond, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups apples, peeled and diced
3/4 cup sweet concord wine
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1/2 cup yellow raisins, slightly pulverized in Cuisinart
1 orange, peeled and diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients and blend well. Shape into pyramid.
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Traveling to New York City in February may not be ideal but there is this internal “tug” that draws us to visit “the children” no matter where they are. Of course, my children are no longer children, but adults. Yet, they still have birthdays and that is as good a reason as any to visit. Two of my children now live in NYC, the city of my birth. My youngest is in Israel and though I have not yet visited him, I spend many hours contemplating that trip. So, what do you do when you go see your children in the dead of winter and know that your visit will span Shabbat? You plan to make cholent. Continue reading “Tasty Cholent Recipe by Irene Saiger…”