A Recipe with Wisdom, No. 2

This is certainly a different way of giving you Pearl's recipes, for they come accompanied by thought-provoking wisdom artifacts from Pearl Ginther's treasure chest. With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, here is a recipe for a sweet you may want to try or maybe do again. And also check out the Beatitudes for Married Couples following it. Here is the second in this series.


A Neapolitan Honey Sweet

4 cups flour

8 eggs

2 egg yolks

pinch salt

4 tbsp. softened butter

grated rind of 1/2 lemon

grated rind of 1/2 orange

(lemon and orange are optional)

6 tbsp. sugar

2/3 or 1 cup honey

Sift flour into a bowl. Make a well in middle, and add whole eggs and yolks, salt, butter, and grated rinds. Mix to a smooth dough. Knead thoroughly and leave to rest for 1 hr. covered with a damp cloth. Heat plenty of oil in a deep pan. Break off pieces of the dough, roll into "sausages" roughly 1/2 inch thick by 1/4 inch long. When oil is hot, add pieces few at a time, and fry them until golden. Drain on paper towels. Put the honey, sugar, and few tbsp. of water into a pan, bring to a boil and simmer until the foam disappears, and the mixture is yellow and clear. Lower heat and immerse [the pieces of fried dough], pour onto a round plate. Wet your hands with cold water and quickly shape the struffali into a ring, if easier, a round dome. Sprinkle evenly with hundreds and thousands. Serve after several hours, better still the next day. Struffali will keep for a week or more carefully wrapped in wax paper or aluminum foil.



Blessed are the married couples who abe to be affectionate, considerate and loving after the wedding bells have ceased ringing.

Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends.

Blessed are they who have a sense of humor, for this attribute will be a handy shock absorber.

Blessed are they who abstain from alcoholic beverages.

Blessed are they who love their mates more than any other person in the world,

and who joyfully full their marriage vow of a lifetime of fidelity and mutual helpfulness to each other.

Blessed are they who remember to thank God for their food before they partake of it,

and who set aside some time each day for the reading of the Bible and prayer.

Blessed are they who attain parenthood, for children are a heritage of the Lord.

Blessed are the husband and wife who never speak loudly to each other,

and who make their home a place where seldom is heard a discouraging word.

Blessed are the husband and wife who faithfully attend worship services of the Church, for the advancement of Christ's kingdom.

Blessed are the husband and wife who can work out their problems of adjustment without interference from relatives.

Blessed is the couple who have a complete understanding about financial matters

and who have worked out a perfect partnership with all the money under control of both.

Blessed are the husband and wife who humbly dedicate their lives and their home to Christ

and practice the teachings of Christ in their home by being

unselfish, loyal and loving.

--Written Out From Jewish Hope Magazine by Pearl Ginther

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