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...]

Honey Cake


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...]

Banana Bread


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...]

Chocolate Cupcakes


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...]

Lemon Poppy Cake


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...]

Chocolate Goo Cake


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


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


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


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


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


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...]

Jewish Apple Cake


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


 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...]