Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Non Kitniyot Pesach Recipes for You to Enjoy!

Moadim L'Simcha Everyone!

I hope your seder[s] went well and were both meaningful and enjoyable. Now that the seder is over we have to start planning the meals for the end day and Shabbat.

I would like to tell you about two non kitniyot recipes that I made, Pesachik pareve bourkas and chocolate chip cookies. Both recipes are easy to make and delicious.

Pesachdik bourakas 

The 'matza dough'. Each slice of matza will give you three bourkas.
1. spead a long piece of clear wrap on the counter.
2. slightly wet enough slices of matza and stack on the clear wrap.
3. wrap up matza tightly and allow to stand 25 minutes.
4. repeat as often as necessary to get the correct amount of bourkas.
    * suggestion...don't use more than 4 motzot in each package.

Potato bourakas
-peel and boil potatoes until very soft
-allow to cool and then mash to make puree
-season with salt and pepper.

Eggplant and mushroom bourkas
-dice eggplant to make 1 1/2 cups
-1 cup of sliced mushrooms fresh or can
-1 medium onion diced.
-place in cooking bag and microwave until soft.
-allow to cool, drain all liquids and mash to make puree
-season with salt and pepper.

The bourakas
Carefully unwrap your matza package one package at a time.
With a very sharp knife divide your matza in thirds and slice the matza package together down to make three separate piles.
Prepare a plate of matza meal. I like to work on baking paper instead of plates.

Using a tablespoon fill 1 strip at a time by place your filling at the tip of the matza.
Roll tightly and cover with the matza meal. Repeat until you have your desire number of bourkas.

When all the bourkas are ready, heat  up a fry pan with oil, dip bourkas into beaten eggs and place end down into the oil.  Turn when brown and when both sides are nicely coloured remove and place on baking paper.  ENJOY!
Many thanks to my daughter Devorah for sharing her recipe with me.

 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 400F / 200c
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup potato starch
1 1/2 cups matza meal
1 package of baking powder [about 3 teaspoons]
1/2 cup chocolate chips

-combine dry ingredients and set aside.
-beat oil, sugar and eggs.
-add lemon juice, vanilla and chocolate chips and mix.
-add dry ingredients and beat at a low to medium speed.
-if recipe is dry mix by hand with a large spoon.

-Line baking pan with baking paper. DO NOT GREASE
-Using a teaspoon drop dough to make cookies leaving a good space as the cookies 'grow' when baking.
-bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are brown and dry.
-allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.  ENJOY!

Wishing you and yours a Chag Pesach Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.


Ellen said...

I can see that you've been a very busy girl during this holiday, and these recipes will go into my Israeli cook book immediately.


Phyllis said...

Thanks, Miriam. A super blog. I will try to make the recipe of bourekas for a friend who has invited us for Thursday supper.


Jess said...

The recipes look wonderful.