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Poll: What should I bring to my cousin's seder? (4 member(s) have cast votes)

Something savory?

  1. My mother's Passover bagels, regular version (1 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. My mother's Passover bagels, gluten-free version (2 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Passover bagels? Are you crazy? (1 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

Something sweet? All are GF

  1. Melissa Kelly's Chocolate Hazelnut Torte (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse (maybe with a nut oil instead) (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Orange-Almond Flan (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  4. Almond-Lemon Macaroons (Almendrados) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Marcy Goldman's Caramel Matzoh Crunch (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  6. Nothing. Sweets, feh. (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 Suzanne F

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 03:58 AM

Almost here. Looks like I'll go to my cousin's second night seder again. She provides a traditional meal; I usually bring wine (so we have something to drink) and a dessert. What should I bring? Some of my relatives have celiac disease, so I like to bring something GF. All dessert possibilities are GF, also dairy free. Bloviatrix says the mousse is good with walnut oil; I was thinking hazelnut oil and Frangelico, if it's okay for Passover.

 

And what are others making?


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#2 Lippy

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:42 PM

Here's my menu:
snacks in the living room while everyone assembles TBD
Salmon terrine
sopa de lima with coriander instead of parsley
roast chicken (in pieces) dry rub of my usual garlic, olive oil, smoked and plain paprikaMother's
cauliflower and mushroom kugel
asparagus
Queen Mother's cake (chocolate-almond torte)
pistachio ice cream

#3 StephanieL

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:47 PM

We're bringing mandelbrot (the recipe of the friend whose seder we're attending) and vegan matzo balls, the latter because my friend has not been able to make successful ones and N has.  Fortunately, it's not going to be a fully vegan meal.

 

I'm debating whether to shlep over the 3/4-full bottle of Kedem Cream Red left over from the "early seder" we went to last weekend.


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#4 Suzanne F

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:51 PM

I edited the poll to make it possible to vote for nothing either way. And I cast my own vote(s).

 

But I am having a hell of a time getting gluten-free matzo meal. Well, just so long as I get it by Saturday morning.


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deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#5 voyager

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:12 PM

Yesterday I bought Kikkoman brand GF panko made with rice flour. Would that (crushed) work?

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#6 Lippy

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:54 PM

Suzanne, I've made all of these over the years and it's the butter crunch that everyone looks forward to.

#7 Suzanne F

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:51 PM

Yesterday I bought Kikkoman brand GF panko made with rice flour. Would that (crushed) work?

 

1. I think that would be even harder for me to source than GF matzo meal.

 

2. The "bagel" recipe already yields something kind of heavy and damp. I don't have enough experience with anything made from rice flour to know how how to adjust so the outcome is not even more heavy and damp.

 

3. What makes #1 and #2 moot: My family is Ashkenazi, and would be aghast at the thought of anything rice at the seder table.

 

But I might look into the product for the future when my s-i-l who thinks she s/b GF comes over. Then I could make schnitzel or some such. Thanks.

 

Update on the GF matzo meal: my local C-Town thought they got it for me; but it turned out to be GF Matzo Ball Mix. They will try again. I told them I have until Saturday morning to get it. They're really nice guys--they respond well to requests, and are trying hard.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#8 StephanieL

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:25 PM

I saw the GF panko somewhere around here--either Safeway or Whole Foods.

 

BTW, aren't Ashkenazim allowed to eat rice now?  I thought there was a ruling on this a year or two ago.


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#9 voyager

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:25 PM

Suzanne, have you looked for gluten free matzos cake meal this year?      I just noticed s huge display at my corner supermarket's passover goods..


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:03 PM

Started smoking brisket for Passover three years ago and there is no looking back. Will get it on the smoker by 2am tonight after spending the evening with the Drive By Truckers.



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#11 Suzanne F

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:35 PM

Suzanne, have you looked for gluten free matzos cake meal this year?      I just noticed s huge display at my corner supermarket's passover goods..

 

Not cake meal, just matzo meal. My little local grocery does not carry much Jewish food, although it does carry a fair amount of organic or GF stuff. They just wouldn't have been able to get it for me in time.

 

But I found GF matzo meal that is okay for Passover use in a store in Riverdale (lots of orthodox live up there)! And on the way home, I stopped in a 99¢ store that carries South Asian foods, and picked up some masalas. (Probably not kosher for Passover :unsure: but they're for us, not my cousins.) So it was worth the schlep. And that saga is now over.

 

Started smoking brisket for Passover three years ago and there is no looking back. Will get it on the smoker by 2am tonight after spending the evening with the Drive By Truckers.

 

I wanna come to your house. This same cousin used to deep-fry a turkey, but stopped. It was the best turkey I ever had, esp. kosher. Sweet-and-sour brisket, even a Melissa Clark recipe, is nowhere near as good.


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notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#12 joethefoodie

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:28 PM

You know, I bet that newSuper H Mart on the Upper West Side has that panko.  Just for future reference.  I went to the one (Super H Mart) in bumfuck NJ this week, and it's a great store.



#13 Suzanne F

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

I hope never to need it, but if I do, I'll take that into consideration.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#14 bloviatrix

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:58 PM

Suzanne, had I known I could have picked it up for you when I went shopping out in Queens. Or, could have just taken the subway to the UWS and gone to one of the two kosher markets.


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#15 bloviatrix

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:00 PM

I saw the GF panko somewhere around here--either Safeway or Whole Foods.

 

BTW, aren't Ashkenazim allowed to eat rice now?  I thought there was a ruling on this a year or two ago.

Only applies to the Conservative movement. (although it's becoming more common that Orthodox Jews in Israel will eat kitniyot)


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