Jewish Mothers Ruin – a KforP GIN cocktail + GIVEAWAY!

jewish mothers ruin - a gin cocktail for Pesach

Do you find Pesach stressful at all? I don’t think I’m the only one… First there’s the extreme cleaning, then comes the cooking marathon, then there’s the constant nagging worry about what we’re going to eat for our next meal since all the usual standby options are off the menu… Aargh! …

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Cinnamon sugar matzah nachos -‘machos!’ – with fruit salsa

Crunchy, sweet & cinnamony, these delicious matzah nachos are served with a fresh fruit salsa to make a terrific Pesach snack, dessert or even breakfast!

Have you made ‘machos’ yet? These crunchy matza nachos seem to be having a moment and it’s easy to see why – they’re super-easy and incredibly moreish. A brilliant way to make matza into something a bit special. I had the idea to make sweet machos after reading this post …

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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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Quick & easy cheesecake popcorn cups

Sweet, creamy cheesecake - in popcorn form! These little cups of deliciousness are a perfect snack for both kids and adults.

After the success of Rosh Hashanah’s apple and honey popcorn, I was inspired to create cheesecake popcorn for Shavuot. Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, Kipper does, anyway, and she’s my main target audience for sweet things. She also loves cheesecake, so I was fairly confident that these would go over …

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Paleo porridge – grain-, gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free

A delicious paleo & Whole30 start to the day - no grains, dairy or refined sugar in this filling hot breakfast bowl. Top with fruit for extra get-up-and-go!

The Whole30 diet is great in many ways, but the food can get a bit, well, same-y. And after eating either fruit with coconut yogurt, or eggs for breakfast for nearly three weeks, I needed some other way to start my day off right. Just before Pesach I’d been browsing …

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Incredible lemon & cinnamon charoset with pine nuts

An unbelievably delicious combination of nuts, lemon, cinnamon and apple - from North Africa via Italy. This charoset will revolutionise your seder!

So, you know that moment at the seder when everyone fights over the last bit of charoset….? No? No, I’d never experienced it before last year either, now you mention it. Which was the first time I made this incredibly delicious lemon & cinnamon charoset. Seriously, we licked the bowl …

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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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Sahlab – sweet, creamy hot drink AND ancient aphrodisiac!

Rich, creamy & delicious, topped with nuts and cinnamon, sahlab is a winter treat!

As a child, I visited Israel pretty often with my family. I have lots of cousins, aunts and uncles there (and friends, too!) so we typically went at least once a year. However, these trips were almost always in the summer, and my first memory of Israel in the winter …

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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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