Inside-out cheesecake cookies for Shavuot

Crumbly-soft lightly spiced cookie crust surrounds a tangy creamy vanilla cheesecake filling. Gorgeous mouthfuls of deliciousness! Hard to eat just one...

A while ago I started to think about Shavuot*. Food-wise, it’s probably my favourite of the Jewish festivals, not least because it’s all about DAIRY, and because the Jewish dietary laws prohibit mixing milk and meat, menus tend towards the vegetarian/fish options – hurrah!** I made my no-bake raspberry cheesecake mousse a …

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Vanilla apricot almond blondie bites

Vanilla apricot almond blondie bites

Because Jewish dietary laws prohibit the mixing of milk and meat, or even of eating milk-containing foods for several hours after eating meat, Kosher shops are a treasure trove of dairy-free foodstuffs. Anything marked ‘Parev’  (or ‘Parve’) you can guarantee will be free from any trace of milk or dairy …

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Yummy Mummy bars / Choc-chip banana breakfast oat bars

Yummy mummy banana choc-chip oat bar

My lovely friend had a baby a few weeks ago, but because she lives in London we only managed to go and visit them just now. Lucky Little Person is feasting regularly on finest Mummy Milk, so it seemed only right and proper to take Mummy some calorie-laden, milk-supply-boosting, extra-indulgent …

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Flourless chocolate hazelnut brownie cake

Flourless chocolate brownie cake.

My approach to Pesach baking has always been to avoid the ‘traditional’ Pesach recipes – which tend to replace flour with things like potato starch and matza meal, and have a unique and identifiable ‘Pesach flavour’ – and instead to find recipes which are just inherently kosher for Pesach. There …

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Coconut cupcakes with raspberry apple syrup

Drenched in fruity syrup and topped with raspberries, these coconut cupcakes are moist and delicious. A gluten-free treat that everyone will enjoy :-)

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Nadine Abensur’s book The Cranks Bible. It is full of gloriously delicious vegetarian recipes, and has never let me down. There is a recipe in there for a delicious coconut cake, which is topped with poached mango and passionfruit and drenched in …

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Cheat’s Pesach truffle cake pops – 10 minute dessert!

cheat's truffle cake pops

A couple of years ago someone brought me an Osem Pesach cake, which never got eaten. Seven weeks later, on Shavuot, it was still lurking in the cupboard, taunting me with its very presence every time I looked in there for something else. Action needed to be taken. But what? …

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Spring flower thumbprint cookies

Spring flower thumbprint cookies

I probably have somewhere in the region of 150 different cookie cutters. Many of them are in themed sets – letters, numbers, geometric shapes, animals (of different types and sizes), a large gingerbread family, diggers and tractors, various Jewish-related sets, seasonal shapes like pumpkins… I could go on. Anyway, despite …

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“Cherry slices” – no cherries required!

cherry slices with crossword

Use whatever fruit you like in these ‘cherry slices’! Apple, blueberry and apricot are all delicious.  Somewhat inevitably, I have an ever-growing collection of Jewish cookery books. Some I use frequently, like my wonderful and well-worn Evelyn Rose. Others I dip into from time to time, like Olive Trees and …

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