In April we recognize the 6 million who perished in Nazi concentration camps.
Despite the harsh conditions, the undernourished and starving women in Terezin, the Czechoslovakian concentration camp, managed to write recipes from memory.
The crumbling, faded pages have been collected and published in In Memory’s Kitchen – A Legacy from the Women of Terezin. They represent fantasies, memories and hope for the future.
Here is a sample:
Pachter’s Pirogen (p. 47)
Make a noodle dough and roll it out. Now take boiled grated potatoes, chopped cracklings and browned onions. Fill the pockets [squares], press the edges together and boil them [the pockets]. Pour hot fat and a lot of browned onion [over the pirogen].
Each recipe has been contributed by a CTI member and published in our cookbook, "Eat in Good Health" - CTI 2012.
Apple Walnut Torte- Lillian Meckler
- 2 egg whites
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 C thinly sliced apples
- 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 C walnuts
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- spray to grease pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Beat eggs well
- Slowly add sugar to eggs and continue beating well
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and cinnamon, then stir into egg mixture
- Layer sliced apples and walnuts on bottom of lightly grased 8" x 8" pan and cover with batter
- Bake 35-40 minutes
*Whole wheat pastry flour is available at health food stores or the health section of a supermarket. You may also substitute white flour.