Chocolate Truffles

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These wonderful chocolate treats make a fantastic homemade gift, boxed up and beautifully presented. They are also a wonderfully decadent treat for Valentine's day! Chocolate Truffles are actually very easy to make and you can make quite a lot of … [Read more...]

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies

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These wonderful Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies are a great treat for everyone. It's simply my sugar cookie dough recipe with a pink icing. Don't they look fantastic? I hope you try making these wonderful cookies this Valentine's … [Read more...]

Homemade Butter in 5 Minutes!

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I know, you probably think I'm crazy, but it's true! There is a way to make wonderfully lovely butter in 5 minutes. The result is buttery and delicious with a clotted cream texture. If you ever run out of butter, this recipe is a life saver. Here's … [Read more...]

Doughnuts

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Doughnuts are a true Hanukkah recipe that everyone can enjoy. But sometimes people can be fussy when it comes to their favourite doughnut- don't worry! This recipe acts as a base for a huge variety of different fillings and toppings that will truly … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Star Cookies

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These sugar-soft star cookies are Jack's favourite. They look and taste incredible and with the sparkling glitter icing they are really fun to make! Below you'll find my recipe card for the ultimate cookie dough, my own video with step-by-step … [Read more...]

Edible Chocolate Bowls

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  Edible Chocolate Bowls are a fantastic dessert to serve at dinner parties as they really have that wow factor! You can fill these chocolatey bowls with almost anything - ice cream, fresh fruits, jelly, pumpkin mousse ( a great idea for … [Read more...]

Inspiring Halloween Baking Visuals

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Here's a compilation of inspiring baking ideas for Halloween!  Sometimes I just need a quick visual reference to inspire me to be creative with baking. This is my growing compilation of Hallowee visuals. I thought since I'm making it for me, I … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Cookie Dough Recipe

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It feels like baking weather so I've decided to post one of my best recipes ever! We all want to know how to make the perfect cookie dough recipe for using fabulous cookie cutters. Well, this is THE perfect dough. It took me years to perfect it but I … [Read more...]

How to Rectify Dry Cookie Dough

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Everyone has had dry dough at some point...you follow a recipe to the letter and it doesn't come out for you the way it did in the recipe! Here's how to fix cookie dough that is too dry, too floury and un-kneadable! The most important thing to … [Read more...]

Challah

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I'm a busy mom, busy person--who isn't busy, right? However, Challah is really pretty important in the basic-ness of Jewish-ness...and I really REALLY want to encourage you to bake it weekly even if do little else [well, this and light your candles! … [Read more...]

Halloween Cupcakes

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Halloween Cupcakes are the perfect size to decorate your halloween party feast. The icing against the softness of the sponge is a great combination. You really can be as creative as you like using the icing to write 'trick or treat' across your 12 … [Read more...]

Halloween Fondant Cookies

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  Halloween Fondant Cookies are a fantastic addition to a Halloween Party. You can be as creative and ghoulish as you like, using food colourings and different shaped and size cookie cutters. Halloween Fondant … [Read more...]

Rice Krispie Treats

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Rice Krispie Treats are a great treat for kids. Packed full of rice krispies and marshmallows they go flying off the plate as soon as they are ready! I use a combination of marshmallow and marshmallow flush for this recipe but, being in England it's … [Read more...]

Home Made Ice Cream in 5 Minutes

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Here's how to make home made Ice cream. It tastes AMAZING and the best part, it only takes 5 MINUTES to make! This fast, simple and fun recipe is perfect not only for a dinner party that forgot the pudding--but it equally would win any school's … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Fudge

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Easy and yummy home made chocolate fudge recipe. Watch as Jack and I show you how easy it is to make delicious chocolate fudge! This wonderful treat makes great gifts to give away to friends and family. It's mouth-watering good! I hope you try it. … [Read more...]

Baked Apple With Ice Cream

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This recipe is a healthier take on the traditional apple pie. It's just a cooked baking apple, a dash of cinnamon and a healthy dollop of ice cream. It's simple but tastes amazing! I hope you enjoy this recipe.   Baked Apple With Ice … [Read more...]

Honey Cake

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Honey cake is a classic Jewish recipe, ideal for your Rosh Hashanah table where honey is present to represent the 'sweetness of life.'   I also think this cake would be darling for a first birthday party--if you iced it in colour with the bumblee … [Read more...]

Oaty Flapjacks

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Making flapjacks is something all kids should do, the process is fun and messy and there's always a spoon to lick! You can replace raisins for chocolate chips or other dried fruits. The best part about making flapjacks is, there's no baking involved. … [Read more...]

Bread Bowl

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Bread Bowls are the perfect way to eat soups and vegetable stews because you can eat the bowl! I make my bread in a bread maker as it's the quickest and most convenient way to produce lots of bread dough.     Bread Bowl … [Read more...]

Date Bread

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Date Bread is one of those things that everyone, for some reason, pretends not to like. This is my father's recipe, I hope you try making it yourself.         Date Bread Print   Recipe type: Bread Prep … [Read more...]

Banana Bread

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Who doesn't love Banana Bread? Even Mr Stone who doesn't have a sweet tooth claims this as one of his all time favourites( see images below)! Baking it in loaf paper makes it an ideal gift for a friend or loved one. And if you're Jewish, it makes a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie

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 Pumpkin Pie has robust pastry base, a light fluffy texture with subtle spices that make it the perfect autumnal dessert. You can use real pumpkin flesh or simply use pumpkin from a can. I tend to go the can route unless it's Halloween and we've … [Read more...]

Apple Tart

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Apple Tarts are a healthier alternative to Apple Pies, using less pastry, they also show off an attractive layering of baked apple slices. This is the perfect tart for parties, it's easily sliced and tastes … [Read more...]

Heart Apple Pie

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This pie is the ultimate definition of baked love! It's big, it's heart-shaped and it really does feel like a warm hug! A great dessert to spoil a loved one on Valentine's Day or a treat for the family all year round. Obviously to make this exact pie … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies

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  How darling are these? Miniature versions of apple pie. There's no way to make your guests feel more special than offering each of them their own apple pie! These mini pies require exactly the same method as a traditional apple pie except … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pie

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Blueberry Pie is a real comfort food, served warm with a big scoop of ice cream, it's the perfect family dessert. Pastry can be tricky to perfect so if you're not completely confident just roll out ready-to-use pastry or a bag to which you add water. … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes

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This chocolate cupcake recipe is versatile enough to use as the base for any holiday cake or cupcake with or without frosting, or stand alone with powdered sugar on top. I've included a few other shots of cupcakes with a chocolate base, I hope you … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins taste great and are a healthy alternative to frosted cupcakes. Ideal for childrens parties, picnics and even breakfast, you'll never go wrong making these beautiful little muffins.     Blueberry … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppy Cake

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Lemon Poppy Cake is a rich citrus dessert that is the perfect dessert to bring to a summery dinner party.           Lemon Poppy Cake Print   Recipe type: Dessert Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Cookies

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Pinwheel Cookies just look so impressively fantastic. They pull in all that's great about chocolate cookies and the classic sugar soft cookie in to one big swirl.         Pinwheel Cookies Print   Prep … [Read more...]

Almond Cookies

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Almond cookies are a real treat. They are the perfect accommpaniment to a cup of tea and are great for those, like my husband, who don't have a real sweet tooth as they have a deep yet subtle flavour. They're not a heavy cookie so it's easy to … [Read more...]

Rugelach

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Rugelach is traditionally an eastern European dessert. In fact, it's one of the world's oldest cookies. It's a very filling cookie, almost like a meal in itself! They smell incredible when they're cooking, the cinnamon and nuts warming and baking … [Read more...]

Macaroons

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Macaroons are incredibly delicious. They are easy to make and are a fantastic present to give away for Hanukkah this time of year. Everyone will enjoy a bag of homemade macaroons  tied with a pretty blue bow! There's also no better way to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies are a classic. It's difficult to find real chocolate chip cookies in stores and cafes here in England. So I've spend quite a lot of time over the past decade or so perfecting my cookie recipe! I hope you enjoy making these … [Read more...]

Hamentaschen

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Hamentaschen is central to Purim. It is a classic Jewish cookie that's really easy to make and very tasty. It's shape is supposed to represent Hamen's hat but Jack just calls them 'the jewish triangle cookies', which is good enough for me. I hope you … [Read more...]

Sugar Soft Star Cookies

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I have two types of cookie dough recipes. This one is a softer dough, ideal for sprinkles and basic icing. The other is a irmer dough suitable for more detailed cutters and thicker fondants. But this dough is soft and malleable, the perfect … [Read more...]

M&M Chocolate Cookies

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Jack loves M&Ms. Baking M&M cookies a great way for to encourage him to stretch out the bag rather than scoff them all down at once. M&Ms can be swapped for smarties and other sugarcoated … [Read more...]

Pavlova

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Named after the Jewish dancer Ana Pavlova, these mirangues are incredibly delicious! It's a great dessert to bring to a party and because they are easy to make, taste amazing, AND they are flourless so great for wheat-free friends and IDEAL for … [Read more...]

Chocolate Goo Cake

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These cakes are just as gooey, messy and decadently wonderful as the look. This one has marshmallows melted inside of it, but if you're not a marshmallow fan you can skip this step. I recommend making them in self-serving ramekins or cupcake tins … [Read more...]

Halloween Cake Recipe

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Gosh, I just love Halloween. I never tire of trying to find new twists on baking to add that ghoulish effect. This cake is actually very basic yet looks properly terrifying, great for Halloween! The chocolate monster heads on top can easily be … [Read more...]

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

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Strawberry upside down cake is a fun twist on a pineapple upside down cake. It's super easy to make and looks great in a homemade sort of way. Jack absolutely loves making this cake. It's great on it's own and even better with fresh whipped cream. … [Read more...]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Pineapple Cake is such a throwback to the 1960s  that it's almost camp but for some reason it always seems to pop up at Jewish parties all the time. I suppose it's because it is really easy to make and actually very yummy!   Pineapple … [Read more...]

Ginger Cake

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Ginger Cake is such a wonderful comfort food. It's one of those treats that feels like a hug when you eat it. I can't explain why, it just does! This is one of those quintessential Hanukkah recipes that I love to make all winter. This is a recipe … [Read more...]

Lemon Cake

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This beautiful Lemon Cake is a light and refreshing alternative to other sponge desserts. I've use a swirl baking tin to mould my cake but any baking tin will do for this attractive dessert that's perfect for sophisticated dinner parties. … [Read more...]

Black and White Cookies

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Black and White Cookies are an elegant alternative to sparklingly sweet sugar soft sprinkled biscuits. I like to make my Black and White Cookies using only dark chocolate. I find using white chocolate can make these cookies a little too sweet. Using … [Read more...]

Jewish Apple Cake

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When I started asking people to share their handed-down recipes with me, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE gave me their grandmother's Jewish Apple Cake. Fortunately for me, all of the recipes were virtually the same. The only difference, and an … [Read more...]

Jewish ‘New York Style’ Cheesecake

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 When I tell people that I'm Jewish, a comment I often hear is "Ooh, I bet you make good cheesecake!" Well, yes actually I do! I think it's in our genetics. We're expected to make good cheesecake. So get practicing. Your friends and family will … [Read more...]