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Sfinge: Italian Doughnuts Filled with Ricotta

2022-12-21T14:02:24-05:00December 21st, 2022|Categories: Desserts, Doughnuts, Hanukkah|

These gorgeous pastries are zeppoles aka Italian doughnuts.  They are filled with chocolate chip ricotta cream.  Perfect Hanukkah fried dessert!  Happy Hanukkah! 1 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter 1 ½ cups flour 4 eggs ½ tablespoon baking powder canola oil confectioner’s sugar Filling 8 ounces ricotta cheese (preferably [...]

Baked Doughnuts in Record Time

2022-12-20T12:53:48-05:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: Desserts, Doughnuts, Hanukkah, Holidays|

For those who prefer baking to deep fat frying, you will love these doughnuts which use Pepperidge Farm prepared puff pastry.  The doughnuts bake up in 20 minutes.  You can then decorate them with various glazes and toppings.  They are beautiful, tasty, and fun to make with kids.  Happy Hanukkah! 1 package puff pastry [...]

1-2-3-4- Potato Latkes

2022-12-18T14:16:19-05:00December 18th, 2022|Categories: Hanukkah, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|

There are so many variations of potato latkes--zucchini, carrot, beet, sweet potato, celery root--just to name a few. But my favorite latkes are the classic potato latkes.  I call my recipe the 1-2-3-4 latke recipe. The numbers make it easy to remember the amounts of each ingredient. These are the BEST EVER LATKES--crisp on the [...]

Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake

2022-10-14T11:33:51-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Sukkot|Tags: , , |

Here’s a great autumnal cake to serve on Sukkot. Pumpkin pecan cake is one of my favorite go-to autumn cakes. Moist and tender and infused with pumpkin, warm spices and studded with pecans, this cake is the quintessential autumnal dessert. Pumpkin pecan mini bundt cake is a great make ahead dessert that you can whip [...]

Sugar Cookies

2022-11-22T20:19:21-05:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , |

Cookie baking season is upon us!  If you’re a cookie baking aficionado, you will want to add these to your repertoire. This recipe produces a sugar cookie for all seasons. You can use just about any cookie cutter on the dough—autumn leaves and turkeys for fall, snowflakes and menorahs for winter, butterflies and flowers for [...]