These are almost offensively non-traditional, but I’m proud, all the same.
Since returning from vacation, I’ve been feasting on a few magnificent, toasted bagels, all the while, being briefly haunted by another traditional food from my New York heritage – knishes. I have really fond memories of my very Italian family visiting Jewish delicatessens, and slurping bowls of chicken noodle soup after an obligatory knish. Throw a pickle in for good measure. Please.
I spent a lazy Saturday afternoon making these knishes. They’re made with love, and filled with boiled, mashed potatoes, mixed with olive oil, a ton of sauteed garlic and shallots, various greens, salt and freshly ground pepper. The jellyroll style knishes (I was having fun with this) have added roasted garlic, nutritional yeast and a bit of miso in the filling. All are brushed with a mixture of soy milk and olive oil. I overbaked them a bit, cause that’s what I do.
The dough recipe is from Vegan with a Vengeance, of course. The knish recipe from that book is one of the first couple things I ever made from it! I simply didn’t have the patience to roast my potatoes this time, and was winging the filling.
And hey, bagel talk, coming soon. Straight from my bagel shaped heart.