Thursday, November 29, 2012

פֿאַניִאַ לעװאַדאָס קאַװע מיט ‏געלכלעך ‏ ‏ Fania Lewando's Coffee with Yolks

While intensely sweet, this coffee is one of the delightful surprises of Fania Lewando's Vegetarian Cookbook, forthcoming with the help of heaven this year.  This is a delicious hot foamy drink. The yolks are, if anything, a more perfect companion to coffee than cream, yielding a satiny non-dairy alternative to cappuccino.  At first I thought adding some cream would make it even better, but it is entirely unnecessary. The coffee and yolks are perfect on their own.

קאַװע מיט  ‏געלכלעך
‏אױפֿבריִען אין אַ קאַװע־קריגל אײן גלאָז װאַסער מיט דרײַ לעפֿעלעך געמאָלענע גוטע קאַװע. צערײַבן ביז װײַס 2 געלכלעך מיט 2 לעפֿעלעך צוקער און אַרױפֿגיסן אױף דעם די דורכגעזײטע אױפֿגעבריטע קאַװע, מישנדיק די גאַנצע צײַט. ‏
Coffee with Egg Yolks
Brew coffee from one cup of water and three tablespoons good ground coffee.  Beat two egg yolks with two tablespoons sugar until pale, and pour in the brewed coffee, whisking constantly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A gut morgn aikh! I have a yiddish/food question I was hoping you could answer... My mother used to make fluffy little "dumplings"(flour,egg,salt)that she added to her chicken soup at the last moment before serving. I do the same. I cannot remember what she called them. do you have any idea? She was from Liteh. thanks, I enjoy your blog. Shaina

10:51 AM  
Blogger Lao Qiao said...

Coffee with egg yolks? That sounds too much like food. I think of coffee as a post-food part of the meal.

4:18 PM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

What your mother made are called "mandlen." Fania has a recipe for these too. I will put it up when I can.

7:17 PM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

San Lao Qiao,
It is not too much like food; you would like this very much.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Shaina and Chocolate Lady,
I believe it should be spelled Mandeln (Suppemandeln). Israelis made a staple out of them - you will get them with any soup in homes in Israel, as well as in the Hummus Place in NY City. Try the industrial version by Osem, to be found in most kosher sections of grocery stores. I think that the English name for them is Soup Almonds, but maybe it is just "croutons".

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hadas again: I came by this page when reading an article in an Israeli website about Fanya Lewando Vegetarian cookbook - it had a link to this page. here is the link to the article:
the link to your page appears in the paragraph following the photo of the cover of the English translation of the book.
I think we know each other from English dancing!

3:56 PM  

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