Banana Chiffon Truffles

2022-04-12T13:43:29-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

These are one of my favorite Passover confections.  You bake a scrumptious Kosher for Passover banana chiffon cake, then pull off pieces of the cake and roll them into balls that are approximately 1 and 1/2 inches.  After a short stint in the fridge you dip the balls into melted chocolate. The recipe serves double duty as [...]

Chocolate Filled Macadamia Crisps

2022-04-12T13:33:34-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

Here’s another perennial Passover cookie family favorite—chocolate filled macadamia crisps. If I could only have one cookie for Passover, this would be the one. Wishing all a Happy and Sweet Passover. Macadamia Crisps 1 cup macadamia nuts (4 1/2 ounces) 1/2 cup sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted margarine (room temperature) 2 egg whites 4 tablespoons matzah cake meal Chocolate [...]

Oreovers

2022-04-12T13:35:02-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

I developed these Passover Oreos—aka oreovers—over 20 years ago when my beautiful daughter, Sally, asked if I could make a kosher for Passover version of Oreos. They were a huge hit, and I’ve been making them ever since. Enjoy and Chag Sameach. Cookies 8 ounces margarine (2 sticks) 1/2 cup sugar 1cup minus 1 tablespoon [...]

Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

2022-04-12T13:10:39-04:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Desserts, Passover, Passover Desserts|

Everyone loves these Passover chocolate chip cookies. They are my most requested Passover cookie recipe. Reminiscent of the year round Toll House cookies, these are addictive and delicious. Wishing all a Zissen Pesach. 1 5/8 Cup matzah cake meal(1 1/2 Cups plus 2 tablespoons) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 Cup (2 sticks) butter [...]

Passover Granola Treats

2022-04-06T11:18:33-04:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Brownies and Bars, Desserts, Desserts, Holidays, Passover, Passover Desserts|

For Passover 2016 I used my homemade Passover granola recipe to make these Passover granola treats, the Passover version of Rice Krispie treats. These tasty treats were a huge hit and I’ve been making them for Passover ever since. I’ve provided a recipe for my homemade Passover granola, but you can use store bought Passover [...]

Hamantaschen Hugs

2022-03-15T11:49:37-04:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Purim|Tags: , |

Since I can’t seem to get enough of these rugentaschen—here’s another fun recipe that uses Hershey’s Hugs. Dough 8 ounces or two sticks of butter 8 ounces of cream cheese 6 tablespoons sugar 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt Filling Mini chocolate chips Topping Hershey’s hugs or kisses Dough: In the bowl of [...]

Peanut Butter Cream Rugentaschen

2022-03-15T11:49:48-04:00March 13th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Purim|Tags: , |

One of my all time favorite cookies is rugelach—a scrumptious crescent shaped cookie made from a cream cheese dough.  I decided to use my rugelach dough to make hamantaschen and eureka!  This recipe for hamantaschen made with a rugelach dough, may be one of my favorite hamantaschen yet.  I call my hamantaschen made with cream [...]

Non-pareil Hamantaschen

2022-03-16T10:28:30-04:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Purim|Tags: |

The Jewish holiday of Purim is just around the corner.  Beginning at sundown on Wednesday, March 16, and ending on Thursday, March 17 at sundown, Purim is a fun and festive holiday observed with much revelry and celebration.  Dating back to the Persian Empire of the 4th century b.c.e., Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jews [...]

Marble Chiffon Cake

2022-02-01T10:14:56-05:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Cakes, Desserts, Food Columns, Valentine's Day|

Looking to impress on Valentine’s Day? Make Marble Chiffon Cake! It’s my new favorite go-to cake. Light and airy with a velvety texture—it’s simply divine. Happy Valentine’s Day! 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 7 eggs, separated 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided ¾ cup canola oil ¼ cup [...]