Posted on 10th of April, 2012 by Lévana
A great Sephardi favorite, called ghriba. Traditionally we make them round and top them with a little cinnamon, but I find that no matter how carefully I store them, the tops always start crumbling and looking ragged, so I shape them in crescents, and they behave themselves and keep their...
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Posted on 24th of February, 2012 by Lévana
For nut lovers only: the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style. Perfect for Passover too, and gluten-free without even trying. Don’t try to bake them on a disposable cookie sheet, or the bottoms will burn. Ingredients: 12∕3 cups unblanched almonds 12∕3 cups walnuts ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons ground cloves 1 teaspoon...
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Posted on 18th of January, 2012 by Lévana
You will never think of macaroons as institutional fare after you taste these elegant and easy treats, close cousins of the amaretto cookies. Gluten-free without even trying! If you get lazy and would rather use store-bought ground almonds, also called almond flour (warning: you will pay dearly for the extra...
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Posted on 1st of December, 2011 by Lévana
Tajines are a glowing example of how you can work on a dish very little and end up with something glorious! Such is the magic of Moroccan cooking. Tajine is the name of the earthenware pot that gave its name to all dishes cooked in it. In our native Moroccan...
Posted on 22nd of September, 2011 by Lévana
Pastilla is one of the world’s great dishes, and it takes just one delightful bite to understand why. It epitomizes Moroccan cuisine, spicy and sweet, delicate and intriguing. More labored than the dishes I usually share, but then this is a very special treat. I admit I toast the almonds...
Posted on 30th of March, 2011 by Lévana
Comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small. Do look for orange flower water,...
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Posted on 17th of November, 2010 by Lévana
You know me: nothing is ever an excuse to lose my head and throw balance and nutrition to the winds when preparing a meal, even one as lavish as this Thanksgiving feast. So yes, it is a lot of wonderful food, but all sensible. You won’t have to go on...
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Posted on 11th of August, 2010 by Lévana
This improbable ingredient combination results in an incredibly moist and fragrant cake. It is important to use a shallow mold here, like a pie plate, no higher than 2 inches high, so the syrup that is poured at the end of baking reaches all the way to the bottom. Those...
Posted on 19th of March, 2010 by Lévana
This is one of my favorite Passover cakes. As much as I would like to make my life easier by minimizing Passover preparations, I have never had the heart to buy pre-made desserts. The ingredients in this cake are assertive and deliciously fragrant. You will want to make it all...
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Posted on 19th of March, 2010 by Lévana
Photo courtesy www.yelp.com A friendly warning: You will never be able to speak disparagingly about the lowly prune again after you have tasted this magnificent dish, so find something – or someone -else to pick on. If you like dried apricots, substitute them for the prunes, or use half prunes...