Rosh Hashanah spiced apple challah shaped 3 ways (vegan)

Rosh Hashanah challah

Rosh Hashanah challah differs from standard challah mostly by its shape. During the rest of the year, challah tends to be either a plait (braid) or a tin-loaf. Or sometimes a plaited tin-loaf. However, on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, challah is invariably round. The most usual ‘style’ is …

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Blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

For the first 20 years of my life, there was only one sort of lokshen kugel (noodle pudding) and this was it. My Mum made the best version of it, naturally, and we enjoyed it pretty often as part of our Shabbat meals. Because these meals were invariably meaty, the …

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Banana blueberry ripple ice-cream

banana blueberry ripple ice-cream

Oooh, I’m super-excited! Family Friends Food has been shortlisted in the food category of the Brilliance in Blogging awards 2015! Sqeeeeeee! If you’d like to vote for me, I’d be extremely extremely grateful. You can cast your vote here. Thank you Anyway, apart from that excitement, what else has been …

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Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly – an easy seasonal dessert

Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly

I love rhubarb! I’m the only one in the house that does, but I really do love it. So I’ve been looking forward to the start of rhubarb season with anticipation. Early rhubarb tends to be even sharper than its more mature relations, and typically requires a hefty dose of …

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Pesach pop tarts! Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free & refined-sugar-free breakfast

Pesach pop tarts - grain-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan

Breakfast always seems to be the hardest meal on Pesach (Passover). Unless you enjoy matza with jam and/or cheese every day for a week, anyway. I find after about day 3, the novelty’s worn off. I suggested 8 Pesach breakfast ideas in my recipe book, Helen’s delicious Pesach, but here …

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Super-fruity chocolate tiffin – a Mothers’ Day treat

super-fruity chocolate tiffin

Kipper loves helping out in the kitchen, but like all small children, her enthusiasm is definitely outweighs her skill, so recipes need to be fairly straightforward. Also, in the name of maintaining enthusiasm, there needs to be delicious spoons to lick, and tasty end results.  I was musing on all …

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