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Paula Shoyer

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Paula ShoyerFrench-trained pastry chef Paula Shoyer wrote The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-Free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy to start a kosher baking revolution. A former attorney, Paula teaches baking in DC and across the US and Canada. A frequent guest on local and national television and radio, her second book, The Holiday Kosher Baker, was released October 2013.

Green Tea Hamantashen

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Green Tea Hamantashen

When I was visiting Paris in 2011, I saw macarons, chocolate candies and even cakes made with green tea powder (matcha). Green tea is an antioxidant and believed to reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease, so this is a hamantash that is also good for you. I fill these with apricot jam, but

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Crème Brûlée Hamantashen

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Crème Brûlée Hamantashen

These French-inspired hamantashen are really burnt caramel hamantashen. After several tries, I could not brûlé the filling without scorching the cookie. If filling the triangle with the caramel sauce is too much work for you, go ahead and serve the caramel as a dipping sauce. We dip sufganiyot into sauces and jams when we do

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Stonska Torta (Ston Cake)

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

<em>Stonska Torta</em> (Ston Cake)

The Ston Cake is what happens when a kugel meets a strudel, so it really is the perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah. The classic version has a homemade crust. In addition, in Ston, they place sugared almonds on top. The center is filled with cooked pasta, nuts, sugar and eggs. My friend Dora Klayman recalls

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Whole Chicken with Dried Fruit Stuffing

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Whole Chicken with Dried Fruit Stuffing

When I first started going on the road to do demonstrations for synagogues and Jewish organizations (way before my first baking book came out), I taught how to prepare entire meals, and I made this chicken dish all over the country. The stuffing recipe makes a generous amount, so if you are cooking for a

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Matzah Baklava Crisps

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Matzah Baklava Crisps

This is one of those snacks that should sit on the kitchen counter during Passover so that you can grab a piece every time you walk by. It tastes better with age. You can use other nuts, such as cashews or hazelnuts, and make this recipe with gluten-free or egg matzah. It is sticky, so

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