Letâ€™s face it, the Passover holiday doesnâ€™t exactly conjure up images of romance and passion. The holiday is essentially an opportunity for the Jewish people to commemorate their triumph over their bondage in Egypt and their eventual entry into the land of their ancestors.
Celebrants undertake a traditional meal called a Seder during which they recant this story via the reading of a book called a Haggadah, drink a lot of overly sweet wine, down horse radish and dry matzo, opening their door to strangers and at one point â€œthe smiting of the first bornâ€ is even mentioned.
While most people tend to spend a Passover Seder night with their extended family â€“ there are some exceptions to the rule. So, if you will be alone with your significant other this Passover holiday, check out these nine ways to spice up your meal and even add a bit of sexy romance to it.
1. Bathe your Seder in candlelight, the warm glow of firelight can definitely help set a romantic mood.
2.Â Instead of dipping your pinky in the wine to represent each of the ten plagues and wiping it off on a napkin, dip your pinky in the wine and let your partner lick it offâ€¦slowly.
3. Make the Afikoman hunt a sexy one and attach an â€œinterestingâ€ prize when your partner finds it.
4. Instead of going through the motions of a ritual dipping, do a body shot with the hard boiled egg and salt water- youâ€™ll get the ritual done but in a seductive way.
5. Get creative and feed each other the sweet charoset on matzo -just think chocolate covered strawberries, only itâ€™s matzo and charoset.
6. Rewrite the four questions to make them a bit more alluring and even a tad racy.
7. Think about what the â€œwicked sonâ€ (mentioned in the Haggadah) could do, and share the sordid details with your loved one.
8. Make sure the chairs each have a pillow at the table for relaxing and should the opportunity present itself, getting your snuggle on.
9. Serve some sweet kosher wine and feed each other scrumptious chocolate matzo bark.
Passover Chocolate Mousse
And if youâ€™re looking for a sweet treat to share at the end of your romantic Seder evening, chef Laura Frankel, the author of Jewish Cooking for All Seasons, says while Passover may not traditionally be a romantic holiday, like strong relationships, Passover finds beauty in both bitter and sweet.
She adds that the basic premises of Passover â€“ freedom and tolerance â€“ are sexy. The bottom line: Anyone willing to eat gefilte fish with you is a keeper!
Chef Laura offers a scrumptious Chocolate Mousse with Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a perfect holiday dessert to be shared by two.
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate (must be at least 70% cacao)
Â½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup brewed coffee
4 eggs separated
2/3 cup powdered sugar (kosher for Passover)
1/3 cup brewed coffee
1 vanilla bean scraped
1. Melt the chocolate and cool to room temperature. Mix in the olive oil and coffee and set aside.
2. Combine the yolks and powdered sugar and whisk until foamy, add the chocolate mixture.
3. Beat the whites to stiff peaks; fold the whites into the chocolate.
4. Pour into a 9-ich cake pan or loaf pan lined with plastic wrap and chill 8 hours or freeze for 3 hours. Unmold onto a serving plate and slice.
5. For a variation sprinkle coarse sea salt onto the top of the mousse. The sea salt brings out the fruitiness of the olive oil and the chocolate.
So– how will you be gettin your SEXY on this Passover holiday?!
(Originally posted on http://articles.lovingyou.com/holidays/add-spice-to-your-passover-seder/)