Creamy courgette & potato soup – vegan, parve

courgette and potato soup

Are you feeling the colder weather? I am. Brrrr. It’s definitely SOUP SEASON. Nothing warms you up from the inside like a lovely hot bowl of soup, except maybe a lovely hot MUG of soup. And there’s something about soup that’s wonderfully cosy and comforting too. I first made this delicious courgette …

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Copycat Rakusen’s fruit flapjacks!

I recently received some terrible news. Are you sitting down? Rakusen’s are discontinuing their fruit flapjacks. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I know I can’t be alone in feeling devastated, as almost everyone I’ve mentioned it to has said, “but they’re the best thing they make!” Sadly, …

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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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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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Rosh Hashanah apple & honey cake pops – no baking required!

Apple & Honey cake pops for Rosh Hashanah

First, let me show you how cute these easy-to-make little apple and honey cake pops really are. Adorable!  These were super easy to make, and are really a variation on my cheat’s truffle cake pops, which I made for Pesach a couple of years ago. For Rosh Hashanah, I used a …

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“Cherry slices” – no cherries required!

cherry slices with crossword

Somewhat inevitably, I have an ever-growing collection of Jewish cookery books. Some I use frequently, like my wonderful and well-worn Evelyn Rose. Others I dip into from time to time, like Olive Trees and Honey, which is a lovely collection of traditional Jewish vegetarian recipes.  However, the one I’ve had …

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