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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No-bake raspberry cheesecake mousse

Raspberry cheesecake mousse.

A long time ago I had a recipe for a no-bake cheesecake which used the method I’ve used here – i.e. beating flavoured jelly into cream cheese. I made it, and it was a complete and utter disaster. Inedible. Naturally I’ve remembered that one horrendous failure in glorious technicolour, while …

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Watermelon & berry salad with basil mint sugar

Watermelon berry salad with basil-mint sugar

I made a big box of this watermelon and berry salad as the dessert for our bank holiday picnic, but in the event, we all had ice-creams from the ice-cream van instead 🙂 Fortunately, it was packed in a cool box, so was still in a fit state to eat after dinner …

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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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No-bake chocolate coconut balls – Pesach treats!

Chocolate coconut balls

For a while now, I’ve been browsing various Paleo diet websites and blogs, thinking to myself how these grain-free recipes would be perfect for Pesach. (If you’ve never heard of the Paleo diet, according to Wikipedia, it excludes “grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.” Perfect Pesach fare, …

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Incredible 1-ingredient chocolate mousse!

This is an amazing recipe. It has only ONE ingredient. Can you guess what it is? Can you?  CHOCOLATE. That’s it. Chocolate mousse made entirely from chocolate. No eggs. No sugar. No cream. No nonsense. Just chocolate, whipped into dreamy fluffy billowy smooth mousse. Mmmmm. It manages to be both …

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“Cherry slices” – no cherries required!

cherry slices with crossword

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 Honey, which is a lovely collection of traditional Jewish vegetarian recipes.  However, the one I’ve had …

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