Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Charoset: Looking For a Few Good Recipes
Okay so I have been a bad blogger lately. Forgive me. Life has been incredibly full lately, and this blog has taken a back seat.
But Passover is on the very near horizon, and this will be my first. And as I have no personal memories or family recipes from which to draw for this very family-and-community-oriented holiday, I thought I would ask you, my virtual community, for your personal or family recipes for charoset.
As wikipedia tells us, charoset is "a sweet, dark-colored, lumpy paste made of fruits and nuts served primarily during the Passover Seder. Its color and texture are meant to recall the mortar with which the Israelites bonded bricks when they were enslaved in Ancient Egypt. The word 'charoset' comes from the Hebrew word cheres — חרס — 'clay.'"
And it sounds like delicious mortar and clay, if you ask me. I want to make my own this Passover. I know I can find some good ones on the internet, but I'd love to get some of yours, imbued with your family history.
So bring 'em on!
And thank you.