Recipes

Moroccan Tagine

By Denise Phillips, September 27, 2012

This tagine is served with couscous, which is made from crushed durum wheat — one of the grains which, the Torah tells us, requires a special blessing in the Succah.
Serves 6

Ingredients
100g flaked almonds
3 tbsp olive oil
12 shallots, peeled
4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
4 cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, September 20, 2012

This dish depends on the figs being sweet and perfectly ripe. Save yourself work by looking out for products such as balsamic cream or glaze.
Serves 4

Ingredients
4 small sweet potatoes (1 kg)
5 tbsp olive oil
40ml balsamic vinegar ( commercial rather than premium grade)
20g caster sugar
12 spring onions, halved length-ways and cut into 4cm segments
1 red chilli, thinly sliced

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Spice Cookies

By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, September 20, 2012

Makes 16 cookies

INGREDIENTS
125g currants
2 tbsp brandy
240g plain flour
½ tbsp of best-quality cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp each ground cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
150g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely grated
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

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Stuffed aubergine with lamb and pine nuts

By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, September 20, 2012

These are deliciously hearty and best served with bread or simple rice and pickles on the side.
Serves 4 generously.

INGREDIENTS
4 medium aubergines (about 1.2kg), halved lengthways
6 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1½ tbsp sweet paprika
1½ tbsp ground cinnamon
2 medium onions (340g in total), finely chopped
500g minced lamb
50g pine nuts
20g flat-leaf parsley, chopped

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Crunchy fig and pistachio biscotti

By Denise Phillips, September 13, 2012

Biscotti are twice-baked Italian biscuits that you can enjoy any time — delicious with morning coffee, afternoon tea or as an impressive petit four to complete a gourmet dinner.

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Light and moist honey cake

By Roy Levy, September 13, 2012

Makes 2 loaf cakes

INGREDIENTS
For the cake:
250g salted butter at room temperature
125g caster sugar
3 large eggs at room temperature, lightly beaten
275g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
125g sour cream
125g runny honey

For the syrup
110g honey
40ml water

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Granny Smith's Melting Fruity Roast

By Sharon Lurie, September 6, 2012

This is dedicated to my grandmother, Gracie Smith, aka Granny Smith. Rosh Hashanah is apple and honey time and I couldn’t think of a better time to dedicate a recipe to such a sweet person. She loved singing (a soprano, at that), especially for her guests after supper. She may not have had the vocals of Sarah Brightman, but she had a full house whenever she could.

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Honey-roasted tomato lamb tagine

By Fabienne Viner-Luzzato, September 6, 2012

Honey-roasted cherry tomatoes are perfect with the salty, lemony lamb casserole in this traditional Sephardi Rosh Hashanah dish. Serve with saffron or turmeric rice or couscous.
Serves: 6-8

Method
Sunflower oil
2 large onions, sliced
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1.5kg of lamb shoulder, cubed
1 x 450g tin of chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp harissa
Paprika
1 lemon, halved

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Sticky toffee apple cake

By Ruth Joseph, September 6, 2012

This sticky toffee honey pudding is enriched with the tartness of cooking apples for the perfect yom tov dessert. And it keeps for days and remains sticky and moreish.
Serves 8–10

INGREDIENTS
225g plain flour
¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
120g butter or dairy-free margarine
120g dark brown muscovado sugar
150ml honey (or golden syrup)
2 organic free-range eggs

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Hidden apple, honey and cinnamon cake

By Victoria Prever, September 6, 2012

My mother would always make a cake with apples from our garden. It would usually be a tray bake — large enough to feed the whole family and any visitors. I’ve made this cake with her recipe, but using a round tin and adding honey.
Serves 8

Ingredients
For the apples:
4-5 medium sized English apples. I used Granny Smiths
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tbsp runny honey

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