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Chocolate Tart in a Macaroon Crust - Easy

Zissen Pesach!

Chocolate Tart in a Macaroon Crust - Easy

1 (10 ounce) can coconut Macaroons
1 (9 ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk
3 Tbl. unsalted butter

Set aside 1 or 2 macaroons.   Process the remaining macaroons in a food processor until they are all pulverized.  They might start to clump up, in which case you'll have to use (presumably) clean hands to manually break up the clumps.  Using the back of a spoon (or your fingertips as long as they have macaroon all over them already), press the ground-up macaroons into an 8-inch pie or tart plate.  Set aside.

In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the milk and butter until they barely start to simmer.  Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips and let sit a minute to melt.  Whisk  until mixture is smooth.  Pour into prepared pie plate.  

Break up reserved macaroons and decorate top.  Place in fridge to firm up.

Remove from fridge about 1/2 hour before ready to serve.  Cut into small delicious wedges.

Passover Almond Cake with Lemon Honey Syrup

This is an unusual passover cake recipe for several reasons.  First, the eggs are not separated.   For all of you who have separation issues, now you have no excuse!

Second, regular matzoh meal is used, rather than cake meal.   I haven't tried making this cake with cake meal so I'm not sure it would be better.  The matzoh meal softens up, probably from the syrup, so there's no grittiness.  I haven't tried making this cake with cake meal, but I'm hoping that someone does and lets me know if it tastes even better.

Oh, the third?  This cake is made in a slow cooker!   Frees up your oven for everything else you need to make for the Seder.  Just keep in mind that the top will firm up but not brown.  Lightly sprinkle with a little cinnamon, or plop on parve topping and top with whole or sliced almonds to jazz it up if you wish.  I would have done that if I thought of it before taking these photos.   But the cake is pretty tasty.  For a pesadik cake, anyway.

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Passover Recap