We were bound in Egypt
...and after eating all that matzah on the run, we were bound again. And that's why we eat matzah during Passover.
Then Moses said again "Let my people go!"
And we were given Tsimmes.
But seriuosly, Passover can be hard(er) on the digestive tract than other Jewish holidays. Thank gosh for tsimmes: a sweet mixture of vegetables and other fibrous fruits. My favourite is carrots and prunes.
This standard Passover dish uses sweet flavours to remind us of the sweetness of freedom from Pharoh.
Ingredients1 kg carrots, peeled3/4 cup (more or less to taste) dried prunes, chopped1/4 cup butter or margarine1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp cinnamon1/8 tsp nutmeg1 cup orange juice1-2 tsp potato starch
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.2. Boil carrots until tender (not mushy), for 5 minutes and slice to 1/4"-1/2" rounds.3. Place carrots in a mixing bowl with prunes.4. In a small saucepan, melt butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until smooth. 5. Stir potato starch into orange juice and then combine with butter and sugar and heat until just boiling.6. Pour mixture over carrots and prunes and mix thoroughly.7. Transfer everything into a covered baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes. 8. Uncover and bake for an additional 20-30, or until carrots are soft and mixture is bubbling.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 servings