I just looked back and realized it has been a month since I’ve hosted a Recipe Exchange. Then again, it’s been a month since we’ve had a normal Friday! So hopefully you can forgive me.
I’m getting back on the wagon today with a (hopefully) fun-themed topic: Colorful kosher recipes.
You know what I mean, right? The eye “candy” ones that look so pretty and bright and vibrant. Whether it’s a simple bean salad dressed up with multi-colored peppers and minced cilantro or a broccoli dish tossed with vibrant red sundried tomatoes and shiny purple (red) onions.
The idea for a colorful recipe exchange came to me while chatting with my 6 year-old about his rainbow art projects for Parshat Noach this week… but then I saw that the wonderful Joy of Kosher had shared an awesome rainbow-themed menu. Definitely go check out Joy of Kosher for more menu inspiration.
I came across the recipe I am sharing today via Joy of Kosher, who introduced me to a fabulous new (to me) blogger. Meet Kitchen Tested, a blog written by Melinda Strauss and devoted to cooking original, experimental and adventurous recipes and making them accessible for your own kitchen. And everything is kosher!
Melinda’s blog is great – and as promised, savory and adventurous. You will love her recipes, I am sure!
Today we’re going less savory, though, and a lot more sweet, to celebrate one of my favorite parshiot with this Rainbow Layer Cake from Kitchen Tested.
- vegetable spray
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted margarine, room temperature
- 2 1/3 cups sugar
- 5 egg whites, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups soy milk, room temperature
- red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple gel food coloring
*for the frosting, you can make homemade buttercream (you’ll need 8 cups) or just use 3-4 containers of Dunkin Hines vanilla frosting
For directions and cooking reflections, go check out Melinda’s blog!
… but cutting into it reveals the true wow!
I can’t wait to read all your colorful recipes! Please link up using the linky – or share your recipes in the comments section.
B’tayavon and Shabbat Shalom.