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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4-ingredient flourless pancakes – fab Pesach breakfast

Easy flourless pancakes, with butter, syrup and blueberries.

Pancakes* and waffles are a big thing in our house, and typically appear on the breakfast menu every week, for our special Sunday breakfast. So the thought of doing without them for a week made me a bit sad. Sure, there are chremslach** or matza brei*** but they’re no substitute for …

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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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Spinach soufflé potatoes

Spinach souffle potatoes

“Why are you making these this week?!” asked DH, when he learned what was for dinner. His point being that this is such a perfect Pesach dinner, it’s almost absurd to eat it the week before the festival begins! The answer, somewhat mundanely, was that we got three big baking potatoes …

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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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Fish and spring vegetable tray bake

hake and spring vegetable tray bake on plate

I’m becoming quite a fan of the fish-and-vegetable tray bake. The mingling flavours make everything taste yummy, and there’s only one dish to wash up! The trick, I am discovering, is to ensure that the vegetables are cut sufficiently thinly that they can cook in the relatively short time it …

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Moroccan spiced salmon skewers (& vegetable kebabs)

Moroccan spiced salmon skewers & vegetable kebabs with quinoa

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m trying to clear out at least some of the freezer before Pesach. Just three and a half weeks to go, and it’s not looking good. I suspect our protein intake may skyrocket in the next few weeks. Hmmm. So, salmon. Three skinless fillets, to be exact. And …

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