Jane’s Kitchen: Creamy Pineapple Kugel

Creamy Pineapple Kugel  by Jamie Geller  Servings: 6    1 8-ounce container whipped cream cheese (Temptee or other brand)  1/2 cup sugar  4 eggs  3/4 cup potato starch or flour  1 teaspoon baking powder  1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple  1/2 cup neutral-flavored oil  1 teaspoon vanilla  whole cored canned pineapple rings for garnish    […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Eggplant & Porcini “Meat”balls in Tomato Sauce

  From Food and Wine   Servings: 8  1 large eggplant (1 1/4 pounds)  1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms  Boiling water  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil  1 small onion, minced  4 garlic cloves, grated  2 28-ounce cans imported whole Italian tomatoes, seeded and pureed with their juices  2 tablespoons chopped basil, plus leaves for garnish  […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Icelandic Jewish Cookies

Read the full story on the incredible roots of these cookies.   Icelandic Jewish Cookies 2 cups flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/2 teaspoon cardamom  1/2 teaspoon baking powder  2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature  1/2 cup granulated sugar  1 egg, lightly beaten    Toppings  1/4 cup sliced almonds, sliced or finely chopped  1/4 cup raw […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Tzatziki Pasta Salad

  Servings: 8    1 (7-ounce) container low-fat plain greek yogurt  1/3 cup mayonnaise, or sour cream  1/4 cup feta cheese  1 clove garlic, chopped  1 teaspoon red wine vinegar  1 teaspoon lemon juice  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  1/4 teaspoon black pepper  2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil  12 ounces penne pasta, cooked to al […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Cheese Blintzes

  Servings: 12    Batter: 1 cup milk  1 cup flour  1/2 teaspoon salt    Filling: 1 tablespoon melted butter  4 eggs  Filling  2 egg yolks  1 1/2 pounds farmer cheese  1 inch strip lemon peel  1 tablespoon melted butter  1/2 teaspoon salt  2 tablespoons sugar  1/4 teaspoon cinnamon    Batter:  Place all ingredients in […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Yogurt Pudding with Poached or Fresh Fruit

Servings: 4 Source: Jerusalem – Ottolenghi Cuisine: Zahav    Use any poached fruit or fruit sauce, peaches, pears, cherries, or other berries. This is delicious and delicate dessert even without the fruit.    PUDDING 1 1/2 envelopes unflavored Knox gelatin 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup whole milk 1/3 sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

Jane’s Kitchen: Cloud-High Coconut Cake with Pineapple Fiilling (or Snowball Cake)

“From a magazine recipe my mom found in the early 1960’s. The very best coconut cake ever. The yellow cake is the easiest, most foolproof cake, and the most delicious. It’s hard to imagine it’s made with shortening, it tastes so buttery. Unfrosted cake freezes well; use for trifle or shortcake. Frosting makes great meringues […]