Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Passover

Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan which is tonight and lasts 8 days. There is a lot more history and information about this holiday but way to much for me to share here. This is a good place to find out more about it if you are interested though. One thing I can tell you about Passover is you are not suppose to eat anything with leavening in it for the 8 days so in honor of that I made these Coconut-Honey Macaroons this morning. Here is the recipe if you any of you would like to try them. They are really good!

2 large egg whites
1/2 cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 3/4 cups dry unsweetened coconut
2 Tablespoons potato starch

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and honey and continue beating until stiff shinny peaks form. Stir in the coconut and potato starch until well blended. Drop by Tablespoons on cookie sheets greased and floured with potato starch for 18 minutes in a 325 degree oven. For another variation you can also substitute ground blanched almonds for the coconut.

I decorated the small paint can that I packaged the cookies in by cutting strips of Silver Shimmer and Night Sky Cardstock then I stamped Happy Passover on the bottom strip and embossed it with CTMH Denim Embossing powder. After that I attached the strips to the paint can. On the lid of the can I stamped the Sedar Plate stamp from the Paper Trey Mazel Tov set on a piece of Night Sky Cardstock then I embossed it with Silver embossing powder. When I was done with that I cut it out with a circle Nestabilitie die and embossed it again.

For all of you that celebrate this holiday I wish you a very Happy Pesach!

As always thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon with more stamping stuff to share.


Orion Designs said...

You recipe sounds delicious -- I'm copying it to try later during the holiday.
Happy Passover to you and yours!

Beth said...

Happy Passover Terri your macaroons sound delicious but where do you find potatoe starch?Your tin is very nice.

Hetty said...

Chag Sameach,Terry and thanks for the recipe. I love coconut. Hope you have a wonderful seder.

Juliet A said...

Yom Tov!

This looks like a good recipe, but I'm not sure I can get potato starch here - I will have to check my Wegmans, they are the only place locally that have anything Kosher.

I make tons of matzah buttercrunch, though!

Linda said...

I do need to try the recipe, they sound delicious. I love your packaging of them.
Happy Passover. I also enjoyed reading about the history of the Passover. Thanks for the link.