Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Shana Tova to all blog readers!

 (Left) stewed apples and (right) stewed figs, a Syrian tradition. The fruit represents hopes for a sweet year to come. (Photo: The Kosher Hostess, via SY Jews Facebook page: with thanks Michelle Malca)

The festival of Rosh Hashana begins tonight. In the oriental Jewish tradition, Jews recite eight blessings over symbolic foods, hoping that their wishes for a sweet New Year will come to pass.

Wishing all Point of No Return readers a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. Tisku leshanim rabot!

With Syria not far from our minds, here's a delicious dish from the Syrian-Jewish community for Rosh Hashana, as featured in the LA Times. In the Sephardi 'seder' a blessing is recited over leeks. 

Ejjeh b'kerrateh (leek fritters)

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 8

Note: Adapted from Poopa Dweck's "Aromas of Aleppo."

1 pound leeks

2 tablespoons plus 2/3 cup vegetable oil, divided

3 eggs, lightly beaten

3 tablespoons flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon Aleppo pepper

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

 For method click here


Anonymous said...

miammmm sounds delightful!
I wish all the bloggers of Point of nO return a very happY New Year in EgYptian Arabic

Sylvia said...

Shana Tova to each and every visitor here!