It’s a fast day today (there’s about twenty minutes left to go, but who’s counting…), and you know what that means.
That’s right! It means that it’s time for a food-related post – especially since I just realized that I never got around to posting the menu from the bar mitzvah.
Here, then, is the Friday night menu:
- Appetizer: Sweet and sour meatballs; couscous.
- Dessert: Assorted cookies, bars, and squares; taiglach*; tea and coffee.
Not really coincidentally, many of the aforementioned baked goods have appeared on the blog, such as:
But there were plenty of new recipes as well. For instance:
Two Tone Brownies
Adapted from a recipe my mother copied from a magazine (?) many years ago
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 6 TBSP cocoa
- 4 tsp canola oil (for the chocolate layer)
Beat 2/3 cup of oil and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla and flour. Mix batter, and pour half in a baking-paper-lined 9x13 pan.
Add cocoa and 4 teaspoons of oil to the remaining batter, and mix through. Pour chocolate batter over the white batter in the pan. If you like, you can use a knife to create a marble pattern.
Have an easy and meaningful fast!
*B”N, I plan on writing a post about taiglach – as soon as I get the recipe… </not so subtle hint :-) >