Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
Gaming I guess | Main | The "Wow, it's been four hours since a new thread" thread - Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
March 29, 2015

Food Thread: Passover Edition [CBD]

This will be even more abbreviated than usual -- it seems that somebody sneaked into my bedroom a few nights ago and pumped several pounds of wet concrete into my sinuses, then used a blowtorch on the back of my throat. Impressively stealthy! It was probably Brian Williams tuning up his SEAL skills.

USS Astoria Seder.png

This photo is captioned as "Seder on the U.S.S. Astoria in the Pacific, 1945." But the Astoria was sunk in the Battle of Savo Island on August 9th, 1942, after taking at least 65 hits. So this is either dated incorrectly or it is another ship, but the name on the table covering seems definitive.

Update: Courtesy of commenter DBA, the third U.S.S. Astoria was a Cleveland class light cruiser that was renamed Astoria in honor of the heavy cruiser that was sunk at Savo Island.

It is from a nice article in Tablet about How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII, but be warned, it is a far-left site; do not click on any other links without appropriate protection.


********
Ben Israel cake.jpg

Israel's most famous pastry chef is the owner of Ron Ben Israel's Cakes, in NYC. He makes some incredible stuff. While I have no particular interest in pastry making other than admiration of the skill involved, he amuses me because some of the same people who are vilifying Indiana for being anti-gay are vilifying Israel for being a repressive, racist, apartheid state, even though people like Ben Israel (who is openly gay) walk openly anywhere in Israel and nobody gives a shit, but would be stoned to death or pushed off buildings in much of the Arab world (I didn't say it made much sense...I said it amused me).
********

While poking around that site, I found this recipe for Chicken Thighs With a Crunchy Almond Crust. I think that Panko bread crumbs will work better, but it's a pretty simple recipe that can stand a lot of modification without going completely off the rails. Valu-Rite instead of the eggs might be pushing it, but.....
********

This guy makes the extremely valuable point that a steel will not sharpen your knives...it's just for tuning up between sharpenings, which should happen on a whetstone. In a pinch I have used the bottom of a ceramic plate, and even once or twice a rock. But there is nothing like a good quality stone and somebody who knows how to use it. Well...."this might be better," (possibly NSFW) but you get my point.
********

And because Passover starts on Friday, what better recipe than a leavened, gentile breakfast food.

ENGLISH CRUMPETS

Ingredients:
3 T. warm water
1 pkg. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 C. milk
4 T. butter, divided
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. flour
1 egg

Directions:

Combine water, yeast and sugar. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Heat milk, 1 tablespoon of the butter and salt in a saucepan over low heat just until warm. Add to yeast mixture. Add 1 cup flour to yeast mixture and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Beat in egg. Add remaining flour and beat until smooth. Cover batter with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Stir down batter and let rest for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a saucepan over low heat. Skim off foam and discard milky solids from bottom of saucepan. Brush bottom of a skillet with melted butter. Brush insides of four crumpet rings or 3-inch round cookie cutters with butter and place rings in skillet. Heat skillet over medium heat. Spoon about 2 tablespoons batter into each ring. Cook until batter begins to bubble on top and is lightly browned on bottom, about 2 minutes. Remove rings. Turn English Crumpets over. Cook until lightly browned on bottom and done in centers. Can be served warm or split and toasted before serving.

digg this
posted by Open Blogger at 04:00 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
The Nightwatch: "I'm going to Foo Fighter tracks now kiss the s ..."

beanervt: " "Minnesota still burning?"  The summer ..."

Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b]: "I may be able to go out to eat tonight. The websi ..."

The Nightwatch: "1501 Would you be offended.....if I just bailed ..."

lizabth: "They doxxed Chauvin's wife. Put all her info out o ..."

Skip : "MLii not seeing anything on new mayhem in Minneapo ..."

lizabth: "John Roberts votes with the leftists again. Sheesh ..."

AltonJackson: " g'mornin', 'rons ..."

The Nightwatch: "ding ..."

Gooshy: " And more Morning Crew straggles in. Sup, peep ..."

The Nightwatch: "Ace has not banned me yet ..."

freaked: "Chauvin's wife has filed for divorce. She sounds l ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64