Day: March 18, 2021

Haroset recipes for Passover that change up the fruit, nut and flavor combinations

Haroset, which according to legend if not historical fact, represents the mortar used by enslaved Israelites in building the pharaoh’s pyramids. It was sweet, familiar (made with apples and walnuts) and, again from the point of view of a kid, slightly transgressive (parent-sanctioned wine consumption, albeit minuscule).

As I got older, I began to appreciate the symbolic and culinary value of haroset. It represents hope even amid struggle, and surely, we can appreciate that during this pandemic. In terms of flavor, the contrast between the sharp horseradish and sweet haroset is a beautiful dance. Each enhances and tempers the other.

“The purpose of haroset is to eat with the maror,” says food writer Jake Cohen, referring to the Hebrew name for the bitter herbs. But there is no definitive recipe for haroset, no sacred text. While many of us who grew up in the Ashkenazi tradition in North

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Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry French-Toast Casserole Recipe | POPSUGAR Food

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There are few things more satisfying than biting into a juicy strawberry covered in thick, decadent chocolate. Sinfully indulgent and rich in flavor, these spruced-up strawberries are usually eaten sparingly. But what if we told you that you could have your chocolate-covered strawberries for breakfast, too? Behold, the recipe that is sure to change your at-home brunch menu forever: chocolate-covered-strawberry french-toast casserole.

This baked french-toast casserole is layered with sweet, macerated strawberries; melty chocolate chunks; tart strawberry jam; and individually dipped, chocolate-covered strawberry slices. It’s fluffy, decadent, and compounded with all the flavors any chocolate-lover would want to sink their teeth into. And it couldn’t be easier to make! Simply assemble the french-toast casserole, refrigerate overnight for maximum custard absorption, and bake in the morning. Your loved ones (and your taste buds) will thank you.

First, slice your bread into one-inch cubes and set aside.

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Slice away the right side

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Our 21 Most Popular Recipes on Instagram

Social media isn’t all gooey cheese and molten cookies. To be clear, there’s no shortage of either of those things on the NYT Cooking Instagram account (or on this list), but our most-viewed posts tell a fuller story about how our readers have been cooking this past year. The recipes they have loved range from achievable one-pot dinners to aspirational layer cakes, and, rarely but thrillingly, include some viral runaway hits.

The crowd goes wild for this Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh number, which quickly comes together in one large bowl. Serve it as is or maybe with a light dusting of cocoa powder. Or dress it up with a layer of ganache for a full-glam moment.

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is already close to perfection. But for those seeking something slightly fancier, this version from Ali Slagle features rich caramelized onions, nutty Gruyère and plenty of butter

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