My Aunt Annette’s Matzo Ball Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 12 matzo balls. Serves


    as a substantial soup, 12 as a light soup as part of a rich holiday meal
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

Every family has one superlative cook: ours was my great-aunt Annette Farber. Armed with little more than a few battered pots and wooden spoons, she would create exquisite elaborate dinners for forty people. (Without the benefit of food processors, microwave ovens, or a dishwasher, of course.) Her gedemfted chicken was the stuff of miracles. Her brisket could make you weep. As for her matzo balls, well, suffice it to say that rabbis would drive from Washin