Holidays

Swiss Meringue
Dessert, Parve, Passover

Swiss Meringue

  There are basically three different methods to prepare meringue: French, Swiss and Italian. Up until last week, I had been making French Meringues as beautifully explained by Jacques Pepin in his book La Technique. I ‘ve been making meringue kisses, meringue mushrooms and meringue baskets (vacherins) using this method […]

Purim

Hamantaschen Fillings

I confess, I use a prepared Poppyseed filling. Sometimes I grate a little orange zest into and sometimes I don’t. It’s delicious if you like mohn. My husband and I love it. I make the apricot and prune filling out of dried fruit. It doesn’t get easier except if you […]

Hamantaschen
Dessert, Parve, Purim

Hamantaschen

I only make Hamantaschen once a year. They are delicious triangle shaped cookies that resemble Haman’s hat from the Purim story in the Bible. Hamantaschen can be filled with fruit purée; and they can be iced and covered with sprinkles. They can also  be turned into savoury hors d’ouevres.  There […]