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Chocolate salami

Chocolate salami

This is a chocolate lover’s favorite. You will need: 14 oz. butter cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 3 tbsp. cocoa 1/3 cup milk 1 cup slivered almonds powdered sugar to cover (optional) The recipe: Break up 1 cup of cookies by placing them in a plastic bag and crushing them with … Continue reading

Fludn

Fludn

I remember the divine taste of these little sweet bars from my childhood.  My grandmother used to make these.  Unfortunately, she died when I was very young, and the recipe died with her.  It was way before I was old enough to ask for the recipe and preserve it.  When I grew up and started cooking myself, I … Continue reading

Cheesecake cookies

Cheesecake cookies

I was watching a holiday special on Food Network where all the chefs were making their favorite cookies.  Sandra Lee made these.  Fancy and delicious.  I substituted lemon zest with lemon curd that I had in my house to make the stuffing even more creamy and nice. You will need: 1 1/4 cups finely crushed … Continue reading

Nun’s puffs

Nun’s puffs

Another idea from my friends on Cooking with Friends.  These are very versatile.  You can make them savory by adding cheese and omitting sugar, and use them in substitute of bread or biscuits.  Or, you can make them sweet by adding more sugar or honey and enjoy them with jam and tea.  You can find … Continue reading

Brownie tart

Brownie tart

This recipe is courtesy of Ina Garten. A must for chocolate lovers. You will need: 6 tbsp. butter 3 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp. instant coffee 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup flour 1/4 tsp. baking powder pinch salt 1 cup chopped walnuts 3 tbsp. … Continue reading

Russian teacakes

Russian teacakes

One time I ordered cookies in an Israeli restaurant, and I was very surprised when they brought me these familiar treats that I have always known as Russian teacakes. You will need: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus some more 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 2 cups flour 1/2 cup finely … Continue reading

Chocolate matza cake

This is a staple on our Passover table. You will need: 7 sheets of matza 1 cup condensed milk 1 semi-sweet chocolate bar 1/4 cup butter 1 cup grape juice or sweet wine some sliced toasted almonds for garnish (optional) The recipe: To melt the chocolate, place heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently boiling … Continue reading

Almond and olive oil cake

Courtesy of The Holiday Kosher Baker cookbook. You will need: 3/4 cup sliced almonds 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup flour 1/2 cup ground almonds 1.5 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. almond extract zest of one orange The recipe: Preheat oven to 350F.  Line spring pan with parchment … Continue reading

Classic charlotte

You will need: 2 medium apples 3 eggs 1 cup flower 1 cup sugar some cinnamon some cognac or brandy The recipe: Pre-heat oven to 350F.  Peel and core apples.  Slice them, sprinkle with cinnamon and mix with cognac.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, beat eggs and sugar together until combined.  Add flour, mix.  … Continue reading