“Head of a fish” shortbread cookies for Rosh Hashanah!

head of a fish shortbread cookie

One of the more ‘out there’ symbolic foods for Rosh Hashanah has to be the head of a fish. Placed on the festive table (although rarely eaten!) it symbolises our desire to be “the head and not the tail” – leaders rather than followers, or maybe thoughtful and considered rather…

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Apple pancakes (racuchy) from Wild Honey & Rye by Ren Behan – book review

apple pancakes

It’s pretty obvious with hindsight, but for most of my life I didn’t realise that what I think of as (Ashkenazi) Jewish food is mostly just Eastern European food. Borscht, pickles, herring and rye bread… they may stand out from traditional British fare, but back in der heym they’d fit right…

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Cheese blintz crepe cake

Cheese Blintz Crepe Cake

Traditional cheese blintzes are given a makeover & assembled into this beautiful & delicious crepe cake. Perfect with fresh fruit for a springtime dessert. Shavuot favourites Which is your favourite Shavuot dessert? Cheesecake? Strudel? Mine has to be cheese blintzes – transparently-thin golden pancakes wrapped around a sweet cream cheese…

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Sundried tomato and pesto savoury muffins

Do you like savoury muffins? I think I might prefer them over the more conventional sweet kind. They certainly went down well with Kipper and DH when I made a batch for lunch one Sunday. Cake for lunch! Yum. Even if it is flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes and cheese. We…

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Plum and almond crumble cake

Served warm with custard or cold with a cuppa, this gorgeously fruity crumble cake is both versatile and scrumptious! A perfect weekend bake for the family.

Ever find it hard to decide between a pudding and a cake? Something to serve hot with custard, or cold with a cuppa? That was the quandary facing me when I decided to combine both and make this scrumptiously fruity plum and almond crumble cake. We were expecting friends for…

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Cheese and herb scones…for Pesach!

Cheese & Herb Scones for Pesach

How many days before you’re fed up with matzah? Three? Four? Maybe you can even make it for five before a sort of desperate craving for some other carb really kicks in. Well, when you reach that point, reach for this recipe, because these Pesach scones are the perfect antidote!…

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