Pesach cakes, bakes, treats & desserts – family approved!

family approved pesach cakes & dessert recipes

Coming up with creative and delicious cakes, showstopping desserts, and yummy cookies and bakes can be difficult at the best of times, but when your main ingredients are missing, it’s a real challenge! I try to avoid using matzah meal in my Pesach baking because I think it has a …

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Little apple cupcakes – for Rosh Hashanah, apple day, or whenever!

Easy to make and super cute, these little apple cupcakes are a seasonal autumn treat - perfect for back-to-school, Rosh Hashanah or apple day.

How cute are these apple cupcakes? I love them! Almost too cute to eat. Not quite though, eh?! Kipper certainly thought so, she scoffed several of them… I had the idea for these months ago, when I saw how you can insert a ball of tin-foil into the side of your …

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Individual berry cheesecakes – a Shavuot treat!

Fruity berry cheesecake topped by a plain cheesecake layer, & decorated with berry syrup swirls. These cute & easy individual cheesecakes are just divine!

Last year, Cambridge enjoyed its first Shavuot garden party, held in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Fellows Garden. The sun shone, Pimms was drunk, and a lovely time was had by all. The week before the event, I had been busy busy busy, making brownies, mini victoria sponge cakes, meringues, …

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Streusel-topped blueberry muffins – for Pesach! Grain- & gluten-free.

These fruity muffins are moist, crumbly, & bursting with juicy blueberries! Perfect for Pesach (Passover), they're free from gluten, kitniot, & gebrokhts, they're delicious at any time.

Before I go any further, just take a look at these muffins.  Golden, luscious, inviting, and topped with crunchy, crumbly streusel topping.  And completely 100% kosher for Pesach! I can’t tell you how excited I am about these muffins. They are SO GOOD! Moist but crumbly, lightly spiced, and bursting with …

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted British (Christian) food traditions, largely without a second thought. No-one would look askance at a Jewish family tucking into turkey and mince pies in December, or …

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Lemon berry blondie bars

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondie bars are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy.

Almost a year ago we loaned Kipper’s old car seat and stroller to some friends who were expecting their first baby. When I ran into the Mum and not-so-little Baby at the shops last month, I realised we were VERY overdue for a catch-up, and we invited them round for tea. …

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Super-low-carb & gluten-free ‘diabetic’ chocolate cake

low carb, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake

A few days before my father-in-law’s 94th birthday, DH set me a challenge. His Dad was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but, being in his nineties, he’s finding it a little hard to adapt to his new eating regime. In particular, after 93 years of eating cake, biscuits, sweets, chocolates etc., …

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Jam doughnut pull-apart challah

Pull apart the soft, fluffy, cinnamon scented balls of sweet challah, & bite into a centre of deliciously fruity strawberry jam. A Chanukah Shabbat treat!

Do you ever use the recipe for one thing to make something else? Last year I made doughnuts for Chanukah and wondered whether the smooth, pliable dough would make good challah if it was baked instead of deep fried. This thought has been fermenting in the back of my mind all year, …

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