Pizzataschen? Hamanpizza? Make these awesome hamantaschen-pizza hybrids and have a terrific Purim!

hamantaschen pizza

Chewy pizza crust hamantaschen enclose a rich filling of tomato sauce, olives and gooey, stretchy, melty mozzarella. I always think there’s something about the nature of Purim that invites you to play with your food. After all, why should the ‘dressing up’ be confined to the children?! Go wild in…

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Cinnamon babka from Modern Jewish Baker by Shannon Sarna – book review

Cinnamon babka - recipe from Modern Jewish Baker by Shannon Sarna

Sweet, delicious, gooey cinnamon babka recipe, taken from Shannon Sarna’s book Modern Jewish Baker.  I was really to get my hands on a copy of this book! I’ve been following Shannon Sarna’s amazing looking breads, cakes and other delicious recipes online for a while. How fabulous to have them all…

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“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

Ren Behan’s Polish apple pancakes are a terrific tea-time treat. Sweet, fruity, and delicious! 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…

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Chocolate orange pudding ice-lollies – frozen sugar-free vegan treats!

chocolate orange pudding ice-lollies

A while ago (when I made my amazing vegan 3-ingredient chocolate tart) I mused about the items available in supermarket kosher sections, and whether they were really any indication of the essentials for living a kosher lifestyle. I’m still not convinced you can draw any meaningful conclusions about Judaism from the…

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Amazing garlic & herb potato wedges – better than chips!

Back during Pesach, readymade frozen oven chips were off the menu. Perhaps you can buy them for Pesach where you live, but here in Cambridge, far from a large kosher shop, there were none to be had. And I was really craving chips. Well, not necessarily chips, but definitely hot,…

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