Delicious dairy dessert recipe round-up for Shavuot!

Shavuot surely has to be the favourite festival of the Jewish vegetarian. With its emphasis on dairy foods, it means that just about everything on the menu is suitable for veggies. (Not so great for vegans, sorry.) In particular, dairy desserts come into their own – last year I made…

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Blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

blueberry & sweet cheese lokshen kugel

For the first 20 years of my life, there was only one sort of lokshen kugel (noodle pudding) and this was it. My Mum made the best version of it, naturally, and we enjoyed it pretty often as part of our Shabbat meals. Because these meals were invariably meaty, the…

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Indulgent Pesach tiramisu (Gluten-free and DELICIOUS!)

Indulgent Pesach tiramisu - gluten-free, passover dessert

Pesach sponge cake. Three words to sink the heart. My Mum stopped making them years ago, because they never fail to disappoint. Dry and crumbly, or weirdly damp, with an unmistakable flavour of egg and matza meal. No thanks, I think I’ll pass. However, there is a way to make…

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Nuttilicious no bake almond-coconut fudgies

Nuttilicious no bake almond & coconut fudgies

If you’ve read the introduction to Helen’s delicious Pesach you’ll know that ‘fake chametz’ is a real bugbear of mine. Pesach only lasts for a week and if people can’t make it through without eating a pseudo-pizza (bleurgh) or similar then they have a problem, in my opinion. There’s so much delicious…

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White chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen cookies – 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 hamantaschen cookies for example! I was thinking of new and interesting variations on a hamantaschen theme, ahead of this year’s Purim celebrations. For some…

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Nutella shortbread – easy 3-ingredient chocolate cookies

Nutella shortbread biscuits

I’ve mentioned before about my love-hate relationship with Nutella. Sooo delicious, yet so unhealthy. Sigh. There’s big jar of it in our cupboard, which I try hard to ignore, but every so often it reminds me of its presence. That happened this week, when Kipper finally earned her ‘special breakfast’…

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