With Passover fast approaching, award-winning Executive Chef Nir Elkayam of the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has created two mouthwatering recipes for the holiday.
“The greatest challenge of Passover is creating tasty recipes despite the restrictions of the holiday,” said Elkayam. “These recipes reflect the holiday spirit and prove that Passover food doesn’t need to taste as if it’s lacking.”
Chocolate Marquis Batons
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 18 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 cups nondairy creamer—for whipping
- 3/4 cup nondairy creamer —to replace milk
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Lightly whip the eggs and sugar.
Heat the cream until it reaches a boil.
Add the chocolate and mix until melted and homogenous.
Pour the chocolate blend into the whipped eggs and lightly mix until well blended.
Pour mixture into a silicone mold in the shape of batons (or any other mold you like).
Place into the oven for about 15 minutes
Chill the chocolate in the silicone mold in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours, and until ready to serve.
Chocolate Pecan Batons
- 2 ½ cups salted pecans, minced
- 2 cups melted white chocolate
- ½ cup melted cocoa butter
- 3/5 cup milk
- 3/5 cup water
- 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
- 8 egg yolks
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 23 oz. bittersweet chocolate
Mix the nuts, white chocolate, cocoa butter until mixture is uniform.
Pour the mixture in silicone molds, filling only halfway to the top.
Cool the silicone mold with the mixture in the freezer.
Prepare a crème anglaise with the milk, water, instant coffee, yolks and sugar.
Pour the crème anglaise over the chocolate and mix.
Pour the mixture into the remaining area of the silicone mold and return to the freezer until ready to serve.
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is an award-winning, deluxe hotel situated in the heart of Jerusalem overlooking the Old City walls, and minutes away from all the major cultural and historical sites. With its Jerusalem stone exterior, the 283-room hotel is known for its intimate authentic Jerusalem character and impeccable world-class service. The hotel was recently awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award. Previously the property was voted the most luxurious hotel in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, as well as the best hotel in Israel and fourth best hotel in the entire Middle East by readers of the influential Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For more information, please visit www.inbalhotel.com.