Chocolate Teff Cake for Passover

passover desserts

Teff it out! When it comes to Passover desserts, I have a new favorite flour: teff. What's teff? An ancient grain native to eastern Africa, teff is most familiar to Americans as the basis for injera, the spongy, slightly sour (because it's fermented) pancake-like flatbread served at Ethiopian restaurants. Teff is considered to be kosher for ...

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Chocolate-Covered Matzo Toffee


Less than two weeks until Passover begins! Time to start planning the Seder menu. So much of cooking for Passover is about making up for what we can’t have during the eight-day festival. Many Passover recipes, especially those for Passover desserts, claim to be “as good as” a regular dessert made with flour and leavening. The author cheerfully ...

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Meringue Bites with Lemon Curd and Berries

miniature pavlovas

This is the dessert that I wish I had made for my Seder: bite-sized meringues shells filled with luscious lemon curd and topped with a juicy strawberry.  The dessert that I actually made was kind of a flop.  The idea was similar but my proportions were way off. For the Seder dessert last week, I made saucer-sized meringues filled with sliced, ...

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Seder Recap and a Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Passover Apple Cake

It's quiet here today. The guests have all gone home and the Seder plate is packed away for another year. All that is left of two days of cooking and cleaning is the memory of a joyful holiday. That and a fridge full of leftovers. So that's not so bad. We had a lovely Seder on Friday night with my husband's parents who came from out of town. I ...

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