The first recipes, I generally make, when I start cooking are blondies, chicken soup and a chicken dinner. This year, I made the blondies and soup and the best burger. I hope to make all the blondie recipes, I can find to discover which is really the best, if there is such a thing.
Why blondies? As soon, as I can bake, my husband walks around, chanting, "Blondies, blondies, blondies....." This is a grown man who waits all year for Passover blondies. No, I will not make them during the year.
To get ready for Passover, we literally change our kitchen completely, using different pots, pans, dishes, cookie sheets, flatware, serving pieces, etc. (I want to make it clear, everyone does not do the same thing for Pesach. I am sharing what we do. I am sure other bloggers will share how the ready themselves for the holiday.)
We also cover our counters and stoves and I will try to get some pictures up, so you can understand, at least a little. I don't expect people who have not lived this to understand it. It is different than what most of us generally experience. While, it is lots of work, it is rewarding and a beautiful week, filled with joy.
Now to the blondies.....
I adapted a recipe from a most magnificent cookbook, a Taste of Tradition presents Pesach - Anything's Possible. If you would like to see some of her other recipes, go here. She posted a few of the recipes, I plan to make. It should be interesting to see, how close I can get to making mine as nice as Tamar's look.
This is a book that is not only for people observing Passover. I have two copies, one that I keep just for the holiday and one I keep, to feed my celiac husband. There is no matzo used in this book. Wheat matzo is forbidden for those with celiac.
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup potato starch
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup ground almonds You can add chocolate chips or raisins to this recipe. I made it plain, this time.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix eggs, sugars, and oil together until thick. Add in vanilla, potato starch, baking powder and walnuts.
This is a 5 star recipe, at least for Pesach.
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