Eccles cake hamantaschen – a British/Jewish Purim treat

Eccles cake hamantaschen

A sweet, buttery, curranty filling encased in crisp, golden flaky pastry – classic British bake meets tasty Purim treat! It’s the Eccles cake hamantaschen!   Purim inspiration? Every year as Spring rolls around my thoughts turn to hamantaschen – those delicious three-cornered pastries traditionally enjoyed on the Jewish festival of…

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How to make the best Hamantaschen in the world this Purim!

hamantaschen recipes

Whether you like your hamantaschen sweet or savoury, traditional or avant-garde, you’ll find a recipe here to suit. Rustle up a treat this Purim! It wouldn’t be Purim without a few delicious hamantaschen! These traditional three-cornered pastries are said to resemble the hat, or ears (depending on who you ask)…

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Easy, child-approved vegan cauliflower & chickpea curry

vegan cauliflower chickpea curry

This cauliflower & chickpea curry is a deliciously fragrant veg-packed vegan dish that’s quick & easy to make. Adjust the heat levels easily to suit your family’s taste. Currying favour Are there any foods you enjoy but rarely make, because no-one else can agree about them? That’s what it’s like…

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Celebratory confetti fruit salad – a beautiful, healthy dessert

confetti fruit salad

Finely diced ripe fruits are combined with a spicy, zesty dressing to create a glorious fruit salad that’s a dazzling fruity celebration in every mouthful! We eat fruit salad pretty much every day, so coming up with a way to make it different and exciting can be a challenge. But…

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Crunchy red cabbage slaw with a zingy juniper dressing

red cabbage salad

Crunchy red cabbage and delicious wintry spices combine in this gorgeously vibrant raw vegan salad that will brighten any plate. January may not seem like the most natural time of year for salads. When the days are short and the weather is cold, I think most people, myself included, prefer…

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Homemade gifts round-up – just in time for Chanukah!

homemade gifts

Treat your family & friends this Chanukah with some gorgeous homemade gifts! Chocolates, cookies, jams, preserves & more. Quick & easy ideas for everyone on your list. I always think there’s something extra special about homemade gifts, lovely things that have been hand made, just for you. A thoughtful present…

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Fluffy feta cheese pancakes – a rediscovered Chanukah treat

feta cheese pancakes

Light and fluffy, cheese pancakes with ricotta and feta are deliciously savoury. Perfect for Chanukah or as a tasty brunch treat at any time! Do you associate dairy foods with Chanukah? No, me neither, or at least, not until recently. Turns out that delicious cheesy treats pre-date potato latkes and…

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Chelsea Bun Babka – a delicious British/Jewish hybrid

Chelsea Bun Babka

A gorgeous tea-time fusion of traditional British Chelsea buns and swirly spicy babka. Do you enjoy eating your traditions, however diverse and varied they are? Me too. I especially love to cook things that fuse the different parts of my background, combining my Jewish heritage with my British heritage. For instance,…

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