PASSOVER: Danny Macaroons

Passover is around the corner, and macaroons are on the menu. The soft, coconut cookies are a delight year-round, but especially appreciated by Passover observers. Made of shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites—without the flour or leavening that are verboten during this holiday—they happily replace other baked sweets. (They’re gluten-free, too.) Dan Cohen…
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PASSOVER: Flourless Persian Pistachio Cake

This recipe comes via Chef Jennifer Abadi and Zabar’s. The aromatic, citrus notes of cardamom add flair to a simple cake. Preparation time is one hour; the cake yields eight to ten servings. RECIPE: FLOURLESS PERSIAN PISTACHIO CAKE WITH CARDAMOM SYRUP Ingredients Dry Ingredients 2 cups shelled, unsalted pistachios 1 cup matzoh meal ¾ cup…
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PASSOVER RECIPE: Charoset, An Apple Chutney

Charoset, an apple chutney that’s a traditional Passover dish. Photo courtesy BeeRaw.com.   Passover, the holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Jews from bondage in ancient Egypt more than 3,300 years ago, begins this evening. One of the symbolic foods on the Passover seder plate is charoset (also spelled charoseth, charoses or haroseth), a…
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PASSOVER: Start New Traditions With These Recipes

Passover begins at sunset on Monday, March 25th and continues for seven days. Observant Jews celebrate the first two nights with seders, featuring recipes that have been in their families for generations. But how about some 21st-century Passover recipes—if not for a seder, then for the other five days? There are more than 60 modern,…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Danny Macaroons

Danny’s Macaroons update the classic coconut macaroon to 21st century flavors. Photo courtesy Danny Macaroons.   We grew up loving Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars, but as our palate for better chocolate grew, we switched to chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons made by artisan bakers. Ah, sweet addiction! A brief history of macaroons: Coconut macaroons exist…
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