Stephanie is the founder of Chefanie, a beautiful brand that explores colors and patterns through tableware, accessories, and catering.
This week she is sharing her table setting for Passover, orange cake recipe, and a fun playlist for you!
YALI: Favorite memory or tradition from Passover?
Stephanie: Every Passover, I help my mother cook and set a table for a traditional seder. For 8 days, we forswear leavened foods, as we remember and honor our freedom. The meal on the first night is extra special, as it is enjoyed among our extended family. The challenges of forbidden ingredients and a discerning, repeat audience forces us to get creative. Some recipes are new, but many are treasured heirlooms.
YALI: Favorite Recipe?
Stephanie: Orange cake which is kosher and gluten-free!
- 3 seedless oranges
- 6 eggs
- 1.25 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- Boil oranges until they are soft, approximately 90 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Grease an 8-inch, springform cake pan.
- Mix eggs and sugar until the combination is a pale yellow.
- Add the baking powder, salt, and almond flour.
- Drain the oranges and purée them.
- Fold the orange purée into the egg mixture.
- Pour the batter into the cake pan.
- Bake for 1 hour or edges turn golden brown.
- Allow to cool on a flat surface.
YALI: What inspired this table setting / where did you draw inspiration from?
Stephanie: For me, yellow means warmer days. Forsythia is the first plant that blossoms in the spring, and baby chicks are hatching all over the country. This table celebrates the happy color with tall forsythia branches, our signature Chefanie tablecloth, and linen napkins embroidered with yellow flowers. I try to match my outfits my tables, and my yellow velvet Yali jacket corresponds charmingly.
YALI: How did you style your YALI for Passover?
Stephanie: With jeans, Stubbs & Wootton slippers, and bamboo hoop earrings from my collection.