“Cherry slices” – no cherries required!

cherry slices with crossword

Use whatever fruit you like in these ‘cherry slices’! Apple, blueberry and apricot are all delicious.  Somewhat inevitably, I have an ever-growing collection of Jewish cookery books. Some I use frequently, like my wonderful and well-worn Evelyn Rose. Others I dip into from time to time, like Olive Trees and…

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Brown sugar hamantaschen

Brown sugar hamentaschen

The brown sugar crust is crisp on the outside, tender within, and the fruity jam filling keeps these delicious hamantaschen moist and moreish. Quick & easy! Purim is just a few days away! This (minor) Jewish festival is a rowdy celebration of the events in the Biblical Book of Esther,…

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Cheese and onion quiche with fennel seeds

cheese & onion quiche with fennel seeds

Fragrant fennel seeds add a tasty twist to this deliciously simple cheese and onion quiche. It makes a perfect light lunch or easy dinner. As Pesach approaches, I’ve started my annual ’emptying of the freezer’ ritual. I’ve never yet managed to get it completely empty but we do usually get…

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Cocoa nib cookies – cacao, cocoa, chocolate

Box of cocoa nib cookies

We hosted a charity fundraising event in our house – nothing massive, just a talk by an interesting guy, followed by tea and biscuits. The organisers brought a selection of baked goods, but it seemed rude to host the event and not provide something that I’d made myself. I was thinking of…

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Nutella cupcakes – only 3 ingredients!

Nutella cupcake with a mug of tea.

Recently, I’ve seen nutella brownies/bites/cupcakes all over the web. They looked too good to be true – easy, quick, and potentially delicious. I don’t normally have nutella in the house (too dangerous) but decided to get a jar and give these a whirl, as a fun baking activity to do…

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Cinnamon buns with raisins & maple syrup glaze – boozls!

cinnamon buns

Kipper got a new book every night of Chanukah. Her favourite one was The Goldilocks Variations, by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg. It starts off with a retelling of the traditional Goldilocks story and gets sillier and sillier. In the first story we learn that “Bears love buns” – especially warm,…

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Polenta and cheese scones

polenta and cheese scones

This weekend, we visited Burwash Manor, just outside Cambridge, which is home to some fabulous independent shops arranged around a farm courtyard. I had Kipper and DH in tow, so didn’t get to do too much in the way of browsing, apart from five minutes in the lovely toyshop to…

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