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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding
For some reason I fancied Sticky Toffee Pudding on Xmas day. So I made some. It was both surprisingly easy and very good. Sticky Toffee Pudding Both surprisingly easy and very good Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for the Pudding55 grams butter170 grams brown sugar3 tablespoons golden syrup2 free-range eggs200 grams self-raising flour200 grams pitted ...

Dominic’s Spicy Apple Crumble – or is that a “Jack”? 2

Dominic's Spicy Apple Crumble - or is that a
In one of those strange sequence of events I bought my team at work some donuts and Dominic responded with a recipe for Apple Crumble. Dominic fancies a lot of crumble and a lot of spices and his recipe reflects this. But given the relish with which he described this masterpiece I’d say this is ...

Monkey Bread – Also known as Monkey Brains

Monkey Bread - Also known as Monkey Brains
Galit showed me this recipe just as I told a friend that I’d eat anything, even monkey brains. These two incidents might not appear related however Monkey Bread has some alternative names including, you guessed it, Monkey Brains. Also Bubble Loaf, Sticky Bread and Pinch Me Loaf. Monkey Bread is an American favourite dating from ...

Beignet: New Orleans Donuts

Beignet: New Orleans Donuts
My five year old daughter (Dana) was watching the Disney movie Princess and the Frog and asked me to make Beignets. These donuts are a speciality of Tiana, the princess in the story, and of New Orleans in general. The word Beignet is pronounced bey-YAY, is French in origin and means fritter.   Beignet: New ...

Israeli Pastry for Quiche, Tarts, etc

Apparently this is a classic Israeli recipe. It is dead simple. Galit uses the same pastry for both quiches and a fantastic date biscuit. Israeli Pastry for Quiche, Tarts, etc Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  200 ml Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche350 grams Self Raising Flour200 grams Butter Instructions Mix. I do this in a Kitchen Aid ...

Cream Cheese Icing

Cream cheese icing is great with Carrot Cake.   Cream Cheese Icing Orit Schwartz Print Recipe Ingredients  25 grams butter melted250 grams cream cheese1 cup icing sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence Instructions Mix Spread over cooled cake

Orit’s Carrot Cake

Not long after I met Orit I encountered her in a mall selling a variety of cakes. Orit was born in New Zealand so her repertoire includes a Carrot Cake. I very much like this cake, so when Orit visited in the UK recently I insisted she teach me her recipe. The cake is good ...