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desserts

Granola Bars

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Granola Bars

These granola bars may have been designed for Passover, but they are simply a delicious, gluten-free cookie to enjoy all year round. Ground almonds are a great substitute for white flour and adds protein at the same time.

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Cheesecake

Recipe by Susan Barocas

Cheesecake

Some think of cheesecake as the national dessert of this country, although apple pie enthusiasts would have something to say about that. Nevertheless, cheesecake is incredibly popular in all its many variations. This one is closer to the original German Jewish recipes in consistency and in taste with less sugar. The graham cracker or cookie

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Blintzes

Recipe by Susan Barocas

Blintzes

Blintzes aren’t as hard to make as you think and homemade are infinitely better than the frozen mass-produced versions! Use a good crepe pan or 9-inch cast iron skillet. Don’t put in too much dough to cook, and then it’s all in the wrist, as they say, as you quickly turn the pan to coat

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Orange and Almond Babka

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Orange and Almond Babka

Oranges were a staple of my childhood in Israel, when citrus fruit was abundant in winter. I developed this easy and delicious recipe that you can make all year long with orange marmalade. While the lavender adds sweet fragrance and heavenly flavor to the filling, you can also do without it. If you don’t have Voilà! Hallah mix, use

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Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake

This is my favorite adult birthday cake though my kids love it, too. Although the recipe is long, it is really not that hard – I promise – and you and your guests will be impressed. People like the combination of creamy mousse and crunchy meringue. Gluten-free, it can be made with kosher for Passover

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Coconut Meringue Cookies

Recipe by Aviva Goldfarb

Coconut Meringue Cookies

My dear friend Christina McHenry’s grandmother, Elizabeth Williamson, used to bake these melt-in-your-mouth coconut meringue cookies for Chrissie and her siblings when they were growing up. These cookies work well for Passover because they don’t have any type of flour in them, and I like them a lot better than traditional coconut macaroons. You may

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The Chocolate Ball

Recipe by Esther Schuster

The Chocolate Ball

This recipe came to me via an old southern tea room recipe pamphlet. It had absolutely no flour in it, so I tried it for one of my early Passover seders after moving to Alabama. I have been making it, in multiples, ever since. I serve it with fresh strawberries and freshly whipped cream. It

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