web analytics
August 30, 2015 / 15 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


A Bountiful Basket

        In 1893 the last and largest of the 19th century’s world fairs, the Columbian Exposition came to Chicago. Guests at the Palmer House Hotel received boxed lunches to take with them as they viewed the exposition. Bertha Palmer asked her chef to fix a dessert for the ladies that would not get their hands dirty. He created a small, rich and chewy chocolate square that later came to be called the brownie. The first published recipe for a brownie was in the 1897 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalog.
 
         Now-a-days brownie recipes, from the simple to the complex, can be found in many cookbooks, and brownie mixes grace the shelves of most groceries and supermarkets.
 
         However, there is no need to spend time with a cookbook and a hot oven. Today all you have to do is pay a visit to www.brownies.com the home of Fairytale Brownies (Greater Phoenix Vaad, dairy), makers one of the best-tasting brownies in the world.
 
 
         Founded in 1992 by two childhood friends, Fairytale Brownies are baked from scratch using the finest of ingredients – dark Belgian chocolate, farm fresh eggs and premium grade AA butter – and the taste – chewy and decadently delicious.
 
         The array of flavors the brownies come in are a delight to taste; amaretto, caramel, chocolate chip, raspberry swirl, toffee crunch – just to name a few. In our office we sampled all the flavors in two different sizes and had a hard time picking a favorite. However, when pushed to the wall, most chose toffee crunch and pecan.
 
         Another great thing about Fairytale Brownies, even the packages are beautiful and a delight to the eyes.
 
         As with many of the food products we review, the only downside is that you can’t find it in a store. However all the delicious flavors can only be ordered by going to www.brownies.com
 
         Biscotti are crisp Italian cookies traditionally baked with anise. Its name comes from bis meaning twice and cotto meaning cooked – biscotti dough is baked twice. While this treat is associated with Italy, the first versions were probably a form of hard tack or seaman’s biscuits. Sailors would very often be at sea for months on end and food that wouldn’t spoil was a necessity. These biscotti were thoroughly baked to draw out moisture and therefore resistant to mold. Legend has it that biscotti were introduced to the North American continent with Christopher Columbus who relied on them for his long sea voyages.
 
         The standard biscotto is made with anise, chocolates or nuts and is perfect for dipping in wine of coffee. They are a standard at coffee or espresso bars in the United States and Europe.
 
         Mandel bread, otherwise known as Jewish biscotti, dates back most probably to ancient Rome where it was popular with travelers. However, while there is a connection between the two, mandel bread is a bit softer then traditional biscotti. Jews enjoyed eating mandel bread with a cup of tea on Friday night or after Shabbat lunch.
 
         In 2003, a woman named Ellyn Glazer took the mandel bread from its usual Shabbat place and turned it into a gourmet dessert that you will want to eat any day of the week.
 
         Auntie Ellyn’s (Kof-K parve) biscotti/mandel bread comes in more than 60 flavors and can be made chocolate dipped or sugar free.
 
 
         A few weeks ago our office had the opportunity to try six different flavors and wow! That’s really the best way to describe it – wow! The taste was just overwhelmingly great. As a matter of fact, one person took the number to call before she had even finished her piece. Peanut butter and jelly, Rocky Road, Chocolate Cappuccino, Maple Walnut, Pecan Maple – the choices are so unusual, but amazingly delicious. (Have you figured out yet that we really liked them?) There is even whole wheat with honey, raisins and walnuts. You can even sign up for their mandel bread of the month club and constantly be surprised.
 

         To purchase just visit auntieellyns.com or call 732-786-1828 – be sure to tell them you read about them in The Jewish Press.

About the Author: Magazine Editor, The Jewish Press


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “A Bountiful Basket”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Dr. Ben Carson (left) at the Western Wall in December 2014.
Pro-Israel Carson Breathing Down Neck of Pro-Israel Trump
Latest Sections Stories
book-Lord-Get-Me-High

Even when our prayers are ignored and troubles confront us, Rabbi Shoff teaches that it is the same God who sent the difficulties as who answered our prayers before.

Schonfeld-logo1

I’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding bullies, friendship and learning disabilities.

book-Avi's-Choice

His parents make it clear that they feel the right thing is for Avi to visit his grandfather, but they leave it up to him.

There is a rich Jewish history in this part of the world. Now the hidden customs are being revealed, as many seek to reconnect with their roots.

There are times when a psychiatrist will over-medicate, which is why it’s important to find a psychiatrist whom you trust and feel comfortable with.

On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder created one of the most famous, and valuable, pieces of film and became forever linked with one of the greatest American national tragedies when he stood with his camera on an elevated concrete abutment as President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Exhibited here is […]

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom I’ve been thinking a lot about worrying. Anxiety is an issue close to my heart – […]

Don’t be afraid to try something different.

Upon meeting the Zionist delegation, General Wu, a recent convert to Christianity, said, “You are my spiritual brothers.

With the assistance of Mr. Tress, Private Moskowitz tried tirelessly to become an army chaplain.

Dr. Yael Respler is taking a well-deserved vacation this week and asked Eilon Even-Esh to share some thoughts with her readers in her stead.

More Articles from Chumi Friedman

Our goal here is to offer you recipes that you can make on Yom Tov with ingredients you might just have in the house. Enjoy and chag sameach!

Like every good Italian mother, that meant feeding them healthy and nutritious foods, made with the best ingredients.

August 1937, Cheyenne Wyoming – Sally Levin, an Orthodox Jewish teenager has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and her family is preparing to institutionalize her.

The first few post-Pesach days are filled with the hurried rush to consume as much “chometz” as possible – and then the weight concerns begin. For some, the gut reaction (pun intended) is to stop eating – never a good idea. We all know that the best way to lose those extra pounds is by focusing on eating healthy.

WORLD CHEESE COMPANY AND MILLER’S CHEESE CORP. IN VOLUNTARY RECALL OF SHREDDED CHEESE DESPITE TESTING NEGATIVE   World Cheese Company, producer of Haolam cholov yisrael cheese products, and Miller’s Cheese Corp. have issued a voluntary recall on a limited amount of shredded cheese packaged in a Wisconsin plant.   The Voluntary Recall was requested by the […]

Is there a more perfect way to end your day then with a bowl of soup?  They soup is comfort food – even during the summer months.  So, how about sharing soup with a group of friends? That’s the idea behind a “soup soiree”.  Click here for recipes and tips. Visiting Chicago or want to send […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food/kashrut-scene/a-bountiful-basket/2006/08/16/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: