Mom’s Passover Sponge Cake (Original from Hadassah Add circa 1970’s)

Mom’s Passover Sponge Cake (the original recipe) Ingredients 3/4 cup Matzo cake meal 3/4 cup potato starch 1/2 tsp salt 6 yolks 1 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cups ground walnuts 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (or orange) 6 whites beaten very stiff till they look like the Alps Procedure Mix … [Read more…]

Beet Borscht

I asked mom for grandma’s borsht recipe. Here it is. Sorry some bits are vague. I will try and clear those parts up next time I make this. I do not recall that we ever served it with potatoes. I recall grandma would always serve it with cheese blintzes on the side. -Mishka (serve cold) … [Read more…]

Grandma’s Balic Fish

January 4, 1998 Lau- Gramma mailed me this recipe for the Balic Fish. That’s the Gefilte Fish made out of chicken. I copied it here directly. –Michelle Ingredients 4 chicken breasts (totally defatted) 1 large onion &anp; 1 medum size onion two slices challah or white bread– crusts cut off 1 tsp salt for the … [Read more…]

Mom’s Challah

Original Recipe from Mom’s friend’s grandmother in Little Rock circa 1976 (two loaves): Ingredients 2 packages dry yeast (4.5 teaspoons) 1/2 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp sugar 6 cups flour (if unbleached, use 5 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup corn oil 1 cup water 1 tsp honey poppy … [Read more…]

Pizza Ebraica – Jewish Pizza (Formerly Silvia Nacamulli’s “Pizza di Piazza”)

May 16th, 2018 Update: Pasticceria il Boccione is still in Rome, the shop in Pittsburgh is now called Food Glorious Food, and these are still yummy. And here’s an updated recipe for “pizza ebraica” Pizza ebraica – Jewish sweet “pizza” Yield: 30 Pizza ebraica: Jewish sweet “pizza” This delectable item is not pizza at all, but … [Read more…]

Mom’s Chicken Soup

(with notes from mom:) Here was the secret chicken soup which cured my sore throat & cold (along with pills, and green tea with honey) Ingredients Stock pot full of water. Chicken plus 2 extra breasts, or thighs 4 carrots 4 celery stalks 2 large or 3 medium white carrots (parsnips) 1 large onion (not … [Read more…]