Ciabatta – Italian Sandwich Loaves

Ciabatta - Italian Sandwich Loaves
I always thought ciabatta was a recipe from antiquity. But it was actually invented in 1982 by Arnaldo Cavallari as a response to the threat posed by French baguettes. It seems resistance to a foreign invader created a new cultural phenomenon. I’d tried making them before but failed to master manipulating the super wet dough ...

Kosher for Pesach Double Chocolate Muffins Brownies

Kosher for Pesach Double Chocolate Muffins Brownies
We had people coming over during Passover (Pesach) and my wife wanted to make something sweet. The no flour no rising agent thing posed some challenges but she came up with this recipe. It stunned us all. Yum. Kosher for Pesach Double Chocolate Muffins Brownies Delicious chocolate muffins, or is that brownies, that can be ...

Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls

Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls
My wife introduced me to this recipe.  Bread rolls in the shape of pomegranates. Perfect for Rosh Hashanah.  They’ll become a regular event for us.  I’ve taken the liberty to change the original recipe to use weights … I find weights give better consistency for bread products.  Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls Steven Thomas Wonderful golden ...

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins Galit Haviv-Thomas Chocolate and orange is a lovely combination. These muffins are light and delicious on the day you bake them. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  3/4 cup 150 grams Sugar1 tablespoon orange zest from two oranges1 3/4 cups 250 grams white flour2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup dark chocolate ...

“Hedgehog” Almond Cookies

Galit has been into baking recently and made these Almond Cookies. She nick named them “Hedgehogs” because of the spiky look. Beware, not the spines, but the taste … they are very more-isa. "Hedgehog" Almond Cookies Galit Haviv-Thomas A very tasty gluten free biscuit. good for those folk who like their nuts. Print Recipe Pin ...

Mini Coconut Financiers / Minis Financiers À La Noix De Coco

Mini Coconut Financiers / Minis Financiers À La Noix De Coco
Galit wanted something Kosher for Passover and asked Karine Vigaelles for advice. Karine suggested “Minis Financiers À La Noix De Coco” off her site, but substituting almond powder for flour. A great success. Very moist and light; a delightful contrast to common fare at passover. Mini Coconut Financiers / Minis Financiers À La Noix De ...

Galit’s Mushroom and Cheese Tarts

Galit's Mushroom and Cheese Tarts
Galit made her Mushroom and Cheese Tarts the other day. Kath Wattam, who was visiting, said “Galit’s mushroom pastries are *SO GOOD*. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a better combination of mushrooms, pastry and eggs, and I’ve tried a lot of them.” Galit's Mushroom and Cheese Tarts A vegetarian main that is *SO GOOD*. ...

Moelleux au Chocolat / French Chocolate Cake

Moelleux au Chocolat / French Chocolate Cake
Karine Vigaelles introduced us to Moelleux au Chocolat, a French style chocolate cake. It is dense and delicious. We immediately asked for the recipe and Karine pointed us to the blog of a friend of hers, Isabelle Bonneau. The blog is called “La soupe à la citrouille”; isn’t it amazing how even “Pumpkin Soup” can ...

Onion Gravy for Bangers and Mash

Onion Gravy for Bangers and Mash
I’ve lived in the Uk for 16 years now and I quite like the British classic, Bangers and Mash. This is sausages and potato puree served with an onion gravy. Sausages and puree I could already do, but I needed a recipe for the gravy. This one combines a couple that I looked at on ...

Amhara Mesir Wat – Ethiopian Lentil Bowl

Amhara Mesir Wat - Ethiopian Lentil Bowl
Mark worked in Ethiopia and his wife Kath is vegetarian so one night, when Galit and I visited them, they cooked an Ethiopian feast for us featuring both meat and “fasting food” (i.e. vegetarian). The vegetarian main was Amhara Mesir Wat – we loved it so much we asked Kath for the recipe. Not only ...