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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Prehistoric cinnamon & vanilla cookies

prehistoric cookies - vanilla & cinnamon cookies imprinted with fossils

Kipper recently had an EPIC dinosaur themed birthday party. We had a great time playing dino games, and eating delicious birthday food. But a party must have treats, and even as a sugar-phobe, I knew I’d have to make something sweet to go in the party bags as a tasty reminder …

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White chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich biscuits – jammy dodger-taschen!

white chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich cookies

Sometimes, late at night, I have really great ideas. Most of the time, I have pretty terrible ideas, but sometimes, they’re really, really great. Like these biscuits for example. I was thinking of new and interesting variations on a hamantaschen theme, ahead of this year’s Purim celebrations. For some reason, …

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Apple and honey cookies

apple and honey cookies

As much as I enjoy honey cake, I do find that Rosh Hashanah baking can get a bit, well, samey. I know it’s traditional and all that, but still, can’t we ring the changes a little bit? Please? This year I decided to try and make some apple and honey cookies. …

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Ice-cream puffs (profiteroles)

ice-cream filled profiteroles

The inspiration for this utterly fabulous dessert came from a friend – let’s call her Polly – who, while pregnant, ate an entire box of frozen mini-eclairs, without waiting for them to thaw out first. You can get away with that sort of thing when you’re expecting, but people are generally …

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Strawberry mascarpone tarts

Strawberry mascarpone tarts

Kipper and I are both very fond of strawberry tarts – crisp, buttery pastry topped with lashings of cream and juicy, ripe strawberries. Mmmm. Unfortunately, they often fall short of perfection. Usually, the ratio of cream to strawberry is too much in favour of cream, and there are not enough strawberries. …

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Teddy bear cuddle cookies

Say 'I love you' with a cuddle! Light, crisp & delicious vanilla cookies - each of these adorable teddy bears cuddles a tasty nut. What a treat!

I saw these adorable teddy cookies on Pinterest, but the website with the instructions for making them is in Japanese! (Or some similar language that I certainly don’t understand, at any rate.) Fortunately, the photograph was enough to inspire me, so when Kipper asked to do baking, I seized the …

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Inside-out cheesecake cookies for Shavuot

Crumbly-soft lightly spiced cookie crust surrounds a tangy creamy vanilla cheesecake filling. Gorgeous mouthfuls of deliciousness! Hard to eat just one...

A while ago I started to think about Shavuot*. Food-wise, it’s probably my favourite of the Jewish festivals, not least because it’s all about DAIRY, and because the Jewish dietary laws prohibit mixing milk and meat, menus tend towards the vegetarian/fish options – hurrah!** I made my no-bake raspberry cheesecake mousse a …

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