I am determined for yomtov this year to replicate my bubbies tzimmes, which no one in my family has been able to do for the past 10 years. She gave me the recipe once, but I haven't been able to find it in years.
Her tzimmes was very simple...only potatoes and carrots with prunes placed on top of the dish (not cooked in). It was (for lack of a better word) mushy, but not watery and not overly sweet. I think that there may have been some brown sugar and other spices but can't remember for sure.
Does anyone make something similar? Should I use an equal quantity of potatoes and carrots? Any advice on sugar or other spices? I don't recall a cinnamon or cloves flavour but was thinking maybe pepper.
If it makes any difference to finding a similar recipe, she was born in Germany and lived most of her life in South Africa.