Broccoli, tomato & salmon pasta bake with crispy garlic breadcrumbs

salmon broccoli tomato pasta bake

Full of fresh flavours and blanketed with a layer of crispy golden crumbs, this delicious vegetable and salmon pasta bake is simple to make but fancy enough to serve on YomTov.  It’s nearly Shavuot, and I think I’m finally ready to talk about what happened at Pesach. Or rather, what…

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Goats cheese crostini with griddled apricots, basil & honey

Goats Cheese Crostini with apricots & honey

Summer! Not only is the sun shining, but all the wonderful soft fruits are in season and the shops are practically giving them away. I got a huge punnet of apricots for 65p. 65p! Don’t you just love a bargain? When fruit is so cheap, I don’t feel so bad cooking…

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Cheese blintz crepe cake

Cheese Blintz Crepe Cake

Traditional cheese blintzes are given a makeover & assembled into this beautiful & delicious crepe cake. Perfect with fresh fruit for a springtime dessert. Shavuot favourites Which is your favourite Shavuot dessert? Cheesecake? Strudel? Mine has to be cheese blintzes – transparently-thin golden pancakes wrapped around a sweet cream cheese…

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Quick & easy cheesecake popcorn cups

Sweet, creamy cheesecake - in popcorn form! These little cups of deliciousness are a perfect snack for both kids and adults.

After the success of Rosh Hashanah’s apple and honey popcorn, I was inspired to create cheesecake popcorn for Shavuot. Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, Kipper does, anyway, and she’s my main target audience for sweet things. She also loves cheesecake, so I was fairly confident that these would go over…

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Individual berry cheesecakes – a Shavuot treat!

triple berry cheesecakes

Fruity berry cheesecake topped by a plain cheesecake layer & decorated with berry syrup swirls. These cute & easy individual cheesecakes are just divine! Shavuot in the sunshine Last year, Cambridge enjoyed its first Shavuot garden party, held in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Fellows Garden. The sun shone, Pimms was…

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Inside-out cheesecake cookies for Shavuot

Cheesecake cookies.

These moreish cheesecake cookies combine a crumbly-soft lightly spiced cookie crust with a lusciously tangy cheesecake filling. A firm family favourite! What’s your favourite Jewish festival? I think mine is probably Shavuot – the Spring harvest festival, which celebrates G-d giving the Ten Commandments (and the rest of the Torah) to the Jewish…

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No-bake raspberry cheesecake mousse

Raspberry cheesecake mousse.

A long time ago I had a recipe for a no-bake cheesecake which used the method I’ve used here – i.e. beating flavoured jelly into cream cheese. I made it, and it was a complete and utter disaster. Inedible. Naturally I’ve remembered that one horrendous failure in glorious technicolour, while…

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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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