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These friands, little French cakes whose elegance and svelteness somehow betray quite how much (burnt) butter is built into their being, look splendid when iced — destined for top ranking on any tiered cake stand — but also work with no icing, in the cookie jar, for grabbing on a whim. They’ll lose their slightly chewy edge after the first day or so, but still taste great. Blueberries or raspberries can be used instead of the blackberries. Don’t use strawberries, though; they are too watery.
Chocolate was a Jewish immigrant food to the American Colonies, so you can build on those chocolatey Jewish roots when planning your 4th of July menu — starting with the Colonial Jewish-American Chocolate Cake recipe below.
On the 4th of July, which this year falls on the Sabbath, I plan to celebrate the Jewish role of Revolutionary-period chocolate in North America with a homemade, refreshing, frozen hot chocolate. I recommend that you do the same.
Kosher ice cream lovers have a lot to celebrate this Pride month, specifically in the form of a pint of Big Gay Ice Cream. That’s because when the ice cream truck-turned-brick-and-mortar shop decided to package its popular soft serve to be sold nationally, it sought and received kosher certification.
Silan, AKA date honey, is a dark, sweet, concentrated fruit syrup that can be used much in the same way as honey, molasses or maple syrup. In Israel, silan is everywhere — drizzled over roasted veggies, slathered with tahini in pita, stirred into yogurt and featured in braising liquids, salad dressings and marinades. Sold in BIG jars and less expensive than bees’ honey, I started keeping it on hand and swapping it in lots of recipes. I recently learned biblical references to milk and honey are in fact referring to goats’ milk and date honey.