to bring you the following recipes:
Maki's White Cake (For Jess)
This is the littlegreenbums Party Cake, used for every celebratory occasion that crosses our collective path. It was given to me by my friend Maki more years ago than I can remember, and has never fails to delight.
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cups Earth Balance shortening
3/4 cups mil (I use rice milk)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat for 2 minutes on high.
Pour into a greased and floured pan and bake at 375 f for 25 minutes. Let cool and frost with buttercream.
Doughless Knishes: (for M. Bloom)
While this isn't the knish recipe we used at my shul's cafe, it's our gang's current favorite.
(from A Taste of Nostalgia by Rabbi Abraham Twerski.)
4 onions, sliced
1/2 cup oil
8 potatoes (about 4 to 4 1/2 lbs), diced, cooked, and mashed
4 large eggs
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 sticks margarine, softened ( I use Earth's Balance)
freshly ground pepper
1 egg, well-beaten for egg wash
Preheat oven to 375° F. Sautee the onions in oil until golden. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all the ingredients except sesame seeds. Put the mixture into a 9x13-inch pan. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with seeds on top. Bake for 1 hour. Serves 8 or more.
© 2006 Rabbi Abraham Twerski and Judi Dick