I used a recipe from the good ol' New Farm Vegetarian Cookbookto make knishes for lunch today. A knish (kuh-NISH) is an Eastern European/ Jewish pastry with a savory filling like mashed potatoes or kasha. These little knishes are filled with mashed potatoes, grated carrot, and peas.
Above the knishes are orange slices and some blanched yellow wax beans. For dessert I baked another batch of muffin-sized Vegan Chocolate Babka. I hadn't forgotten my promise to post the recipe in honor of Double Helix (and vegan bakers everywhere!) but wanted to make them again first to make sure I had the recipe quite down. My husband thinks I should bake babka several dozen more times, just to make really, really sure.
Verdict: "Give Me A Little Knish, Will Ya Huh?" Hee. Shmoo ate all the beans first, but only finished three of his knishes. The babka didn't even live to see lunchtime -- it was eaten up at morning snack time. 4 stars.