- 1/2 pound soba, or whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or sherry vinegar
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 large clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
- 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 2 large carrots, coarsely grated
- 1 small bunch scallions, very thinly sliced on an angle
- 3 tablespoons mixed black sesame seeds and toasted white sesame seeds
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the soba and cook until al dente. Drain.
Meanwhile, combine the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and garlic in a large bowl. Whisk in the olive oil. Add the edamame, carrots, scallions and soba to the bowl and toss to combine. Garnish with the sesame seeds.
one chicken cut into 8 pieces (about 3 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup potato starch if for passover… if not flour is fine too
2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 ” pieces (if you aren’t a big fan of fennel use just one but get the flavor of two by using the fronds. Can remove it before serving)
4 shallots halved if large
4 garlic cloves, smashed
3 T olive oil
2 t kosher salt
3/4 tea freshly group pepper
3/4 tea white pepper (I don’t have white pepper and didn’t bother using it)
2 T fresh parsley
1 preheat oven to 400. spray cooking sheet with cooking spray
2. place the chicken pieces and flour in a large resealable bag and toss to evenly coat.
3. place chicken and garlic in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put into oven and then 15 minutes later add the fennel and shallots. If you start everything all at once the vegetables will be mushy. Cook till done 40-45 minutes.
4. sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Still tasty and good if you make a day early.
8 oz med egg noodles
4 large eggs
4 Tble oil divided
1 cup orange juice
1/8 t powdered ginger
1 medium sized peeled and diced apple
3 Tble sugar
1 tea salt
1/4 tea cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup diced mixed dried fruit: prunes, apricots, currents, figs, dates, etc
Cook noodles as instructed on package. Add 2T of the oil and set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl beat the eggs with sugar. Add remaining oil and then OJ, cinnamon, ginger, salt and fruit.
Then add noodles and mix well.
Transfer to greased 10″ square pan or equivalent. Cover and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove cover and bake 10-20 minutes longer. Cool slightly and then cut.
Serve warm or at room temp.
8 oz sweet butter
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 t vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 T sugar
1/2 cup sugar mixed with 2 T cinnamon
approx. 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
approx. 1/4 cup each– dried currents and mini choc chips
approx. 1/2 cup preserves
Beat softened butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Beat in 2 T sugar, salt, and vanilla until well blended. Add 1 cup flour until blended. Mix in remaining flour but don’t overbeat.
Scrape dough onto well floured board. Flour hands and lightly knead dough for about 10 seconds. Divide into 4 balls and refrigerate at least one hour or even overnight in wax paper or separate baggies. Take out as you need them. Roll out onto floured surface (dough will be stiff at first) to make a large circle (doesn’t have to be perfectly round) and roll thin (like 1/8 inch– you’ll figure it out after you have worked with dough a few times).
Leaving about an inch border with no fillings– spread preserves, nuts, then cinnamon sugar, either currents or choc chips (I use different fillings for each ball rolled out).
Using a perforated knife or a pizza cutter, divide each rolled ball into 16 crescents. Starting from the outer side of each wedge, roll in towards middle. Be sure to put the “seam” of the rugelach on the bottom sitting on the cookie sheet to avoid unrolling.
350 for approx 30 minutes until lightly browned.
Sprinkle with sifted confectioner’s sugar (optional) when serving
yield: 64 If you like larger cookies, make only three balls or make 12 crescents out of each instead of 16.
This reads like it is very complicated when actually it is easy once you have mastered technique.
put into food processor and process until it all comes together, leaving the sides
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
2 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1 stick butter
2 T milk
1 egg yolk
Press into pan (I use tart pan) with fingers.
Peel and slice thin (again in processor) 3/4 apples (or peaches or unpeeled plums). Lay fruit across dough in neat pattern. Use as much fruit as necessary to cover crust well.
Then spread over the top a crumb made of:
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 T flour
2 T butter
Sprinkle some cinnamon and nutmeg
Bake 375 to 400 in 9″ pan 45-60 minutes until crust looks done