Goats cheese strudel with baklava inspired flavours

Goats cheese strudel.

A tangy-sweet goats cheese strudel, with crisp layers of buttery filo pastry, a luscious creamy filling, and cinnamon, walnuts & pistachios for a hint of Eastern flair. The power of punctuation! When my daughter Kipper discovered that the @ sign is called ‘strudel‘ in Hebrew, she was completely tickled. And…

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40+ of the best make-ahead recipes for easy Shavuot entertaining

40+ recipes ideal for easy Shavuot entertaining.

Make light work of Shavuot entertaining with a handy pick-and-mix menu planner! Choose from over 40 easy recipes for delicious prepare-ahead main dishes, salads and desserts, including fish, vegetarian and vegan options. In case you hadn’t noticed, Shavuot is approaching! I love to entertain on YomTov, but when we have…

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Duke of Cambridge matza cake!

Duke of Cambridge matza cake

A delicious no-bake chocolate matza cake inspired by Duke of Cambridge cake – a British teatime classic that’s fit for a Prince! Quick & easy, this vegan slice is perfect for Pesach. This year, I’m planning a laid-back, low-stress, non-intensive Pesach. The idea is to eat simple, fresh, delicious food made…

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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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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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Stem ginger & coconut vegan ice-cream – parve

stem ginger ice-cream

Creamy, dreamy stem-ginger ice-cream makes a decadent dessert – and it’s completely vegan! This four-ingredient, grown-up treat is wonderful served in chocolate dipped cones. A few years ago, DH bought me an ice-cream maker for my birthday – woohoo! We enjoyed some amazing home-made treats like this fresh peach ice-cream and…

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Salted choc chip tahini cookies from Feasting by Amanda Ruben + book review

choc chip tahini cookies

Studded with dark chocolate chunks, these delicious tahini cookies are sweet, soft and definitely moreish! Find the recipe in Feasting, by Amanda Ruben. I must admit that I’d never heard of Amanda Ruben before her gorgeous recipe book, Feasting, appeared, unexpectedly, on my doorstep. But since she lives over 10,000 miles…

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Grandma’s fruit compote & sweet Tu B’Shevat memories

Grandma's dried fruit compote

Succulent spiced fruits in a rich syrup. Grandma’s fruit compote makes a delicious dessert or a healthy breakfast. Do you ever prepare a dish whose aroma transports you while it is cooking? The fragrance of this sweet and spicy dried fruit compote is like a culinary time machine – one…

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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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Muscat poached fruits with no-churn honey cake ice-cream (parve)

muscat poached fruits & honey cake ice-cream

There are lots of traditions surrounding Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) but of course the ones I love most are those to do with food! For instance, it’s traditional to eat a new fruit, such as a pomegranate or a fig, for the first time this season, and say…

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