Posted on 2nd of November, 2011 by Lévana
Since I use spelt flour for all my baked goods (except the gluten-free ones), both sweet and savory, let me start with a word about spelt: While I see no reason to put the whole nation on a gluten-free diet (you will see throughout my latest cookbook that I make...
Upcoming Cooking Demo in NYC: Monday October 31st: Secrets of Whole Grain Bread Baking. Served with Salad and Soup
Posted on 24th of October, 2011 by Lévana
Too many of us simply don’t believe bread or challah can be as exciting if baked with whole grain flours, and often settle for mediocre bad-for-you white bread offerings. I have the modest hope of changing that in my circles of students and readers. As you all know, and as...
Posted on 14th of September, 2011 by Lévana
Who knew they could be made right at home? And who knows why they are called Chinese cookies for that matter? I don’t think the Chinese have ever even heard of them. It’s a little like French kiss or French laundry or French goodness knows what else, which always leaves...
Posted on 24th of August, 2011 by Lévana
I have my mother to thank for providing the inspiration for this beautiful tart. The base is not a classic pie crust as we know it, more like a cookie dough, making this tart much less perishable than the classic apple pie. You will create in no time a dessert...
Filed under: Apples Recipes, Apricot Recipes, Dairy-Free Pie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Healthy Cooking Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Plums Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Vegetarian Recipes
Posted on 14th of July, 2011 by Lévana
My sister Lea’s galettes: Hers the best, even my mother agrees! Galettes were a staple at my house in Morocco, and still are at my mother’s house, where all children clamor for them, calling them Maman Biscuit (they lump all her baked goods into this one generic word: biscuit), submitting...
Filed under: Anise Recipes, Antesite, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Galette Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Moroccan Food, Moroccan Galette Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Posted on 20th of June, 2011 by Lévana
Whipped up in minutes, ethereally light, and delicious enough to serve for brunch or a light lunch. Dill and cheddar are natural partners. I beg you please use freshly grated cheese, it does make the whole difference. No cheese grater? Simply crumble the cheese by hand. These scones freeze beautifully,...
Posted on 25th of May, 2011 by Lévana
Our award-winning cake, circa 1980. Ideally moist and fragrant. I believe all old timers at Levana then-Bakery remember it well. My mother used to get such a kick out of this recipe. She would ask, “Why not a turnip cake or a tomato cake, while you are trying to be...
Filed under: Cake Recipes, Carrot Cake Recipes, Carrot Recipes, Coconut, Dessert Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Kosher Whole Foods Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Pareve Cake Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Spelt Baking, Spelt Desserts Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Posted on 25th of May, 2011 by Lévana
Scones are wonderful! Whipped up in minutes and full of flavor. I make them with spelt, my grain of choice for baking absolutely everything, but you will find them totally adaptable to Gluten-Free. You will easiloy find Xanthan Gum in health food stores. If you happen, as I always do,...
Posted on 24th of May, 2011 by Lévana
We had a great brunch with our friends yesterday, a sort of antidote to Lag Baomer BBQs, only in reverse: Here is what I served, and it’s ALL in my new cookbook, coming out any day. I hope it gives you some ideas: When I described the menu to my...
Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Frittata Recipes, Herbal Teas Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Lemonade Recipes, Low Gluten Recipes, Scones Recipes, Spelt Baking, Vegetarian Recipes
Posted on 20th of February, 2011 by Lévana
This recipe is in all my cookbooks, including my upcoming one. I can never make enough of these; and apparently, neither can thousands and thousands of people. A few years ago, I was involved with a few friends in a massive fund-raising project and made a million cookies (yes, a...
Filed under: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, Chocolate Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Kosher Natural Foods, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Spelt Baking