When I was a little girl, there was nothing better for breakfast than my grandmothers Matzah brei, served in a little frypan topped with her own apricot jam. It was so delicious that I knew I just had to be loved beyond measure! Well, this weekend was Easter break and we drove 2 hours out of Melbourne to Thornton to my aunty and uncles farm. Rose spoilt us rotten with 3 delicious meals each day. My favorite was her very own take on Matzah brei made thicker and more cake like, topped with caramelised apples and bananas and loads of honey.
I do my best to fast all day, knowing that I’ve been invited to join the eating frenzy that is Passover dinner. We were invited to the home of close family friends. Basia, who is well known for her amazing cooking, didn’t disappoint. I was starving and knew I was in for at least 5 courses. There’s starters, see above, which include gefilte fish made with Austalian Murray perch, sweet and delicious, egg salad, various dips and smoked salmon. Oh and don’t forget the boiled egg drizzled with the salty tears of our people.