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Category Archives: Dessert Recipes

Cheese Babka Recipe

Posted on 23rd of May, 2012 by Lévana

Cheese-Babka

Let me tell you flat out: You won’t get this treat in any New York Bakery. The ricotta filling is wonderful, but you might prefer to use it in combination with farmer cheese, just as long as you use 2 cups total. This will make you 2 loaves, but here’s...
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Filed under: Babka Recipes, Dairy Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Jewish Holiday Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Shavouot Recipes, Yeasted Pastry Recipes

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chips Going Dairy. A Gastronomic Uproar

Posted on 17th of May, 2012 by Lévana

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This week I received dozens of messages about these national news that are causing a total uproar: Trader Joe’s delicious chocolate chips are going to be made in dairy equipment from now on To name just one example, here’s an alarmed message  from Rachel: Worst news ever!  Please take action....
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Mock Zuppa Inglese Recipe

Posted on 2nd of May, 2012 by Lévana

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Zuppa Inglese is not a soup at all, but an affectionate take on what the Italians see as a favorite British dessert, closely related to trifle.  As always with desserts known as containing too many eggs and too much cream, I cheat and tinker endlessly, as I did here, using...
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Moroccan Almond Shortbread Crescents Recipe

Posted on 10th of April, 2012 by Lévana

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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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Warm Fig Tart Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Posted on 14th of March, 2012 by Lévana

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A nice and super healthy take on pumpkin pie, and so easy to make.  Easily converted to a gluten-free treat: You could use any flour at all. The pairing of figs with rosemary is deliciously funky. Remember, as always: No cooking wine or cooking sherry or any of those calamitous...
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars Recipe

Posted on 8th of March, 2012 by Lévana

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I created these delicious (and gluten-free to boot) treats to celebrate the discovery that my granddaughter Musia was no longer allergic to peanut butter, and since she has a sort of chocolate obsession, this was the ultimate gift. To get an even shorter cut into her heart, I threw in...
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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

Posted on 24th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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For nut lovers only: the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style.  Moroccan to be exact. 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...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Kosher for Passover Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Seder Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Walnuts Recipes

Hammentaschen Recipe. Gluten-Free Variation

Posted on 9th of February, 2012 by Lévana

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The signature triangle-shaped fun Purim cookie, shrouded in legend and folklore (ear-shaped? purse-shaped? Read on!) with three points pinched around a jam filling. It matters not at all if you don’t celebrate Purim—you will love ’em! Attention Gluten-Free Diners: This is for you too! The day you get really adventurous,...
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Filed under: Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Dessert Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Hammentaschen Recipes, Jewish Recipes, Purim Baskets, Recipes

Almond Macarons with Chocolate Coffee Filling Recipe. All Variations

Posted on 18th of January, 2012 by Lévana

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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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Black and White Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce Recipe

Posted on 11th of January, 2012 by Lévana

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Another wonderful way to use leftover bread, perfectly adapted to gluten-free and a snap to prepare. Any soft-crust bread will do here. The black-and-white alternating pattern is fun and takes only a few more minutes. The caramel sauce is delicious and you will find many other desserts to use it...
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