Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Recipes for the Bar Mitzvah Platter

Okay CJ, Chana, and everyone else out there... I should've known better than to present an amazingly appetizing platter and not give any sources for recipes. Pictured above is the lucky 4 year old SCD girl, enjoying her dessert at her brother's Bar Mitzvah: a SCD Strawberry Shortcake!
Okay, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. Most of the recipes are from the "SCD with Taste & Tradition" cookbook. The good news is that since the new edition will be taking quite a while, we have reprinted our original cookbook, and it is now available by clicking here.
Strawberry Shortcake: The cake layer is on page 3, called jelly roll. The Strawberry Cream is on the bottom of page 14. The adjustments are to double the strawberries, and once it's done place frosting in the freezer, and mix vigorously every 10 minutes (5-6 times).
Now, back to the platter, we have quite a few Cutout Cookies there, some filled with jam, and others have a ribbon. The recipe can be found on page 6, for "Festive Jam Cookies". The jam she used is the DW Cherry Jam.
For the Cream Cakes: the cake layer is on page 3, called jelly roll. The cream is on the bottom of page 12, she used both the vanilla and the coffee version.
Now, for the "Rum Balls" and the black balls used for the Bar Mitzvah hats, the yummy recipe is as follows:
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 cup honey
dash of cinnamon
almond flour to thicken batter
Shredded coconut for last step
1. Blend the first four ingredients in a food processor.
2. Add enough almond flour so that it should look like a dough. Form balls, and roll in shredded coconut.
3. Store in the refrigerator.
That's pretty much it. I hope you enjoy these yummy sweets!

Hanukkah is in the air! Stay tuned for yummy Hanukkah recipes coming soon!!
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cj said...

Thanks for the link and descriptions! That book is definitely going on my wish list! What a beautiful little girl and how lucky she is to have healthy treats!

Anonymous said...

i tried the rum balls -they are yum and certainly look like the real thing even if they dont taste quite so.
to reduce the quantity of almond flour, i refrigerated the mixture before forming the balls and it became amazingly firm tho i had only put very little flour, next time i'd probably not include any.
also as a finishing touch i dipped some of them in....... YOU GUESSED IT!!!-COCOA BUTTER before rolling them in coconut.
will try the cutout cookies next !