Category: Desserts

Ashkenazi, Desserts, Sukkot

Almond Biscotti or Mandelbrot? A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

almond biscotti

In the run-up to Sukkot, it’s nice to bake a variety of cookies. Most cookies keep well, even at room temperature. Biscotti or Mandelbrot are pretty much the same thing and are traditionally enjoyed with a glass of tea at the end of a meal. They are also far easier to prepare than most cookies. …

Desserts, Parve

Preserved Lemon and Olive Oil Biscotti

lemon biscotti

We are in love with the flavor of preserved or pickled lemons, but were surprised to discover there aren’t many recipes for baked goods using this lemony condiment, so ubiquitous to the Middle East. Wanting to make some lemon and olive oil biscotti, but being out of lemons and too lazy to go to the …

Desserts

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies stacked on white background

Looking for a cooking project to do with the kids? Even a very small child can help make these wonderful, crumbly peanut butter cookies. Cooking teaches math skills and how to measure. But children of all ages enjoy rolling the dough into balls, and making the traditional crosshatch design on the tops of these cookies …

Desserts, Shavuos

Crepes: A Fun Treat For Kids to Make and Eat

Woman's hand removing crepe from pan with background of crepe ingredients

Looking for a fun cooking project for the kids stuck at home due to coronavirus? Look no further. Crepes may sound fancy and difficult to make, but once kids get into the swing of things, they’re really fast and easy. They’re also incredibly delicious, thin, and delectable. Makes a nice switch from pancakes and your …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Purim

Bourbon Balls (No Baking)

bourbon balls

Bourbon balls came to mind while brainstorming items to put in Purim gift packages (mishlochei manot or “shalach manos”). These fudgy, moist treats pack an alcoholic wallop. They make a lot at one time, and they look like you patchked for hours, but they’re the easiest thing in the world to make–you don’t even bake …

Desserts, Easy, Parve, Shabbos

Homey Applesauce Cake

applesauce cake

Our go-to dessert when we want something easy and homey is this simple applesauce cake with its moist and tender crumb. After many years of experimentation, we decided to leave the raisins out and substitute cornstarch for some of the flour to lighten the texture. The result is a cake that practically melts in one’s …

Ashkenazi, Desserts, Parve

Nut Rolls to Fill That Empty Freezer

Nut rolls

Now that the Jewish high holidays are over, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The cooking marathon is over. Alas, our freezers are empty and we have nothing to serve our guests and grandchildren when they come to visit. Enter nut roll cakes to the rescue. The cake rolls aren’t difficult to make, and …

Desserts, Parve

Parve Molten Lava Chocolate Cakes

molten chocolate cake

Back in the 1990s, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten created the original molten hot chocolate cake, with that center that just oozes hot chocolate all over your plate. You have to be doing hardcore penance to pass on dessert when this amazing chocolate treat is on offer. But if you keep kosher, you know the frustration that …