Saturday, June 6, 2009

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams

This Sunday!!!
June 7th 12-4 pm.
2009 Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival
The Museum at Eldridge Street

Come to Egg Rolls & Egg Creams the best block party in downtown – right where Chinatown and the Lower East Side meet. Celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Jewish and Chinese communities. Klezmer music and Chinese opera, scribal art and calligraphy, Yiddish and Chinese lessons, folk arts and hands-on activities, tours of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and, of course, kosher egg rolls and egg creams!

Located within the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, the Museum at Eldridge Street presents the history & culture of the great wave of Jewish immigrants to the Lower East Side. Nearly lost over time, this landmark has been restored to its original grandeur.

What's an Egg Cream?
New York Egg Cream History
New York Egg Cream Primer
Egg Cream Wikipedia


double jeff's Vegan New York Egg Cream Recipe:

1/2 cup cold soy milk*
1 cup cold New York seltzer**
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup***

(Egg Creams are extremely easy to veganize, as they contain neither eggs nor cream. You merely substitute soy milk for whole milk.)

*Use Regular (plain or vanilla) soy milk. Do not use light soy milk, it will not froth up correctly.

**It's best to use real New York seltzer water (Plain Ole Seltzer, Mayim Chaim) because most mainstream sodas are not fizzy enough.

***In New York use
Bosco (unfortunately Fox's U-Bet contains dry milk powder). If you don't live in New York City and can't find Bosco then get Hershey's in a can (it's thicker than the syrup that comes in a plastic bottle).

Now you're ready to make a vegan Egg Cream!

Pour about an inch of cold soy milk into a tall pre-chilled soda glass. Add seltzer to within 1 inch of the top of the glass. Stir vigorously with a long spoon until it becomes frothy with a good head of foam. Gently pour 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup into the glass. Briskly stir with a long spoon at the bottom of the glass where the chocolate is. You should wind up with a perfect vegan version of the classic New York Egg Cream. It should be dark brown at the bottom with about an inch of white foam on top.

Enjoy immediately. Don't let it go warm or flat.

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