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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.

Winter Red Salad

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Winter Red Salad

This salad gives a blast of vivid color and crunch to an otherwise not very colorful main course such as simple chicken or fish. Feel free to use precooked beets, which can now be found in most supermarkets.

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Bouillabaisse

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a fish stew that is popular in the South of France and is typically made with shellfish. I have always wanted to develop a kosher version and created a soup, rather than a stew, that is just as filling. It has all the flavors of the original as well—fennel, orange, tomato and anise—but

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Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

I had heard the myth of chocolate cakes made with cooked quinoa and didn’t quite believe they’d actually be tasty. This cake is surprisingly moist and delicious—great for Passover and all year round.

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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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