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Passover

Halva + Tahini “Forgotten Cookies”

Halva + Tahini “Forgotten Cookies”

Passover desserts generally come down to eggs: separated and whipped into a frenzy for sponge cake; blended with coconut or almond flour for macaroons; or beaten with sugar for meringues. These “cookies” are, basically, meringues. They’re adapted from a recipe by one of my baking […]

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate “Caramel” Tart

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate “Caramel” Tart

This chocolate “caramel” tart was born of a desire to redeem myself after a baking fail. It was Passover, but I had found some lovely pink rhubarb at the market and couldn’t get the idea of a rhubarb tart out of my head. I decided […]

Mini Pavlovas with Rhubarb, Kaffir Lime, and Coconut Cream

Mini Pavlovas with Rhubarb, Kaffir Lime, and Coconut Cream

These mini pavlovas with rhubarb, kaffir lime, and coconut cream were created with a Passover Seder in mind. There are actually a lot of Passover-friendly desserts. Last year, for instance, for an unfortunately Passover-timed going away party, I made some Ottolenghi chocolate almond tea cakes […]