Delicious dairy dessert recipe round-up for Shavuot!

Shavuot surely has to be the favourite festival of the Jewish vegetarian. With its emphasis on dairy foods, it means that just about everything on the menu is suitable for veggies. (Not so great for vegans, sorry.) In particular, dairy desserts come into their own – last year I made …

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Indulgent Pesach tiramisu (Gluten-free and DELICIOUS!)

Indulgent Pesach tiramisu - gluten-free, passover dessert

Pesach sponge cake. Three words to sink the heart. My Mum stopped making them years ago, because they never fail to disappoint. Dry and crumbly, or weirdly damp, with an unmistakable flavour of egg and matza meal. No thanks, I think I’ll pass. However, there is a way to make …

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Happy ‘blogiversary’ to me!

Well, I have made it through a WHOLE YEAR of blogging! And whatever anyone else thinks of my efforts, I feel quite proud of myself 🙂 Quite a bit has changed since I started a year ago. The frequency of posts has declined, but I think the quality has improved. …

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Spiced olive oil cupcakes – for Chanukah!

spiced olive oil cupcakes #Chanukah #hanukkah

Chanukah cooking is traditionally all about the OIL. And fair enough, it is pretty central to the miracle*, after all. But, enough with the frying already! Latkes, doughnuts, beignets… surely there’s another way to incorporate oil into something delicious? With this in mind, I set about creating these cupcakes. Olive …

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Lemon, lavender and almond cake – gluten free

lemon & lavender cake

During the Jewish spring festival of Pesach (Passover) observant Jews eschew any food containing leavened wheat flour (among other things) – so bread, cake, pasta etc. is all off the menu. Most cooks have a list of alternatives that enable them to make something approaching edible for the duration of …

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