Fruit and nut breakfast loaf – for Pesach! Grain- gluten- dairy- & sugar-free

Packed with dried fruits & nuts, this naturally gluten-free breakfast loaf is delicious with lashings of butter. Enjoy it on Pesach, or all year round!

There are three foods that we seem to eat an awful lot of at Pesach. They are 1) matza – obviously, 2) eggs, and 3) dried fruit – to attempt to alleviate some of the digestive effects of items 1 and 2! I don’t know about you, but a bowl…

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Hot Magen David buns!

magen david buns

Rich, fruity, spicy & delicious, each of these buns sports a magnificent Magen David on its golden, shiny top. Enjoy them warm, cold or toasted.  What to make when Purim & Easter (almost) coincide? Hot Magen David buns of course! I’ve often noted how British Jews have adopted and adapted…

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Boozy ‘mince pie’ hamantaschen

Rich pastry surrounds a sweet & spicy dried fruit filling in these delicious, easy-to-make mince pie hamantaschen. Purim Sameach to one and all! (parve)

If you follow Family-Friends-Food on Facebook or Instagram you might remember my dreidel-topped mince pies from last December, at the height of the traditional mince pie season.  I do enjoy a mince pie – rich pastry surrounding a sweet & spicy dried fruit filling. Yum. But typically I’m left with part of…

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Insanely good zingy lemon and berry blondies

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondie bars are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy.

Squidgy, sweet, tart & studded with delicious berries, these lemon-scented blondies are a quick & easy tea-time treat the whole family will enjoy. Almost a year ago we loaned Kipper’s old car seat and stroller to some friends who were expecting their first baby. When I ran into the Mum…

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Fabulously fruity recipes for Tu B’Shevat

37 fabulously fruity recipes for Tu B'Shevat

Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, usually falls sometime in January. It’s a relatively minor festival, but an enjoyable one, as the main means of celebration is to eat fruit! Specifically, fruits (and nuts) which grow on trees. Lovely. In previous years I’ve made this terrific tree-shaped fruit…

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Super-low-carb & gluten-free ‘diabetic’ chocolate cake

low carb, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake

A few days before my father-in-law’s 94th birthday, DH set me a challenge. His Dad was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but, being in his nineties, he’s finding it a little hard to adapt to his new eating regime. In particular, after 93 years of eating cake, biscuits, sweets, chocolates etc.,…

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Menorah waffles! A super-easy, cute Chanukah breakfast

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! My daughter Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However,…

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Easy-peasy 5 ingredient waffles – & how to choose a waffle maker

5-ingredient waffles

Waffles are a bit of a Sunday morning tradition here at FFF towers. It started a few years ago, and shows no signs of abating. If anything, our attachment to our special Sunday breakfast is getting stronger! We are currently on our second ‘domestic’ waffle maker (we have this one),…

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Rosh Hashanah spiced apple challah shaped 3 ways (vegan)

Rosh Hashanah challah

Tasty vegan challah dough is wrapped around delicious spiced apple filling to create sensational Rosh Hashanah challah! Plus 3 beautiful ways to shape it. Rosh Hashanah challah differs from standard challah mostly by its shape. During the rest of the year, challah tends to be either a plait (braid) or…

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