Tonight I making a new recipe for our monthly Shabbat Potluck (or Shapotluck). Last Thanksgiving, my cousin made this and it was delicious. I finally got the recipe from her this week and wanted to try it. It is a pareve (kosher for non-dairy) recipe and uses something called Rich’s whip. I am not a fan of this imitation non-dairy whip as the ingredients are clearly FAKE food. Note to all you kosher cooks out there – please discover coconut milk and coconut oil – they are such great real food alternatives to franken-kosher pareve products! So here I will show you a fake to real food makeover – Here is the *original* fake food recipe which my cousin got from a friend’s mother:
Fake Food Recipe Ingredients:
1 kilo (2.2 lbs) cooked butternut squash
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 container Rich’s whip
cinnamon/sugar for topping
Boil cubes of squash until tender, add all ingredients (except Rich’s Whip) to food processor (or stand mixer) until smooth. Add the Rich’s whip and blend together for a short time. Pour into a 9X13 pan and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45 min or until edges are golden brown.
I nosed around on the internet and found there are many variations to this recipe. I wanted to find one that didn’t use any dairy and see how the proportions changed. I didn’t find exactly what I wanted to I modified to the following using a few different recipes I saw as a blend:
Peel and dice the butternut squash and place in a pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook until it is fork tender and then drain. Add all ingredients to a stand mixer or mix in a bowl until smooth. Pour into 9X13 pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 40 min until edges are slightly golden.
We came home with an empty pyrex and all thought it was delicious – I will definitely make it again!