• Breads,  Buns and Rolls,  Can be prepared in advance,  Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Other,  Parve,  Pre-preparation required,  Savory bakes,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Sweet Bun and Challah Dough

    Friday, morning, three weeks into my diet. Three weeks where I see a variety of breads, Challahs, buns a cakes galore daily in various online forums… So I reached a breaking point and got in the kitchen to improvise a sweetish dough, which I made into a braided Challah, a round Challah and some stuffed buns. Sometimes an improv turns out nice, sometimes it goes straight to the bin, and sometime, like this time, all the stars align and a new recipe joins my standard-recipe family. So here it is, my first made-up yeast dough recipe – originally Gluten-free, and dairy free – here adjusted for plain flour. For the…

  • Cakes,  Chocolate Cakes,  Cream Cakes,  Dairy,  Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Parve,  Soy Free

    “Add Insult to injury” Chocolate Cake

    Base Layer Ingredients 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder, sifted 120 ml. (½ cup) milk (I use goats-milk, you can use soy/almond/rice milk for a non-dairy version) 150 gr. (¾ cup) granulated sugar 100 grams butter/Mazola 105 gr. (¾ cup) Tami All-Purpose GF flour (or plain flour) 1 tsp. baking powder 3 egg yolks 3 egg whites 50 gr. (¼ cup) granulated sugar Round baking tin Base Layer Preparation Preheat your oven to 150C/300F. In a small saucepan, bring milk, cocoa and ¾ cup sugar to a boil over low heat. Remove from heat, add butter/Mazola and mix until fully melted. Add flour, baking powder, and egg yolks and mix until incorporated. In…

  • Cookies,  Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  Parve,  Pre-preparation required,  Soy Free,  Sweets,  Vegetarian

    Coconut-Lemon-Pistachio Cookies

    I originally made these cookies based on a Karin Goren recipe (“Sweet Secrets 2”, p. 158). They were very nice, but I am the type of person that likes flavor-punches. I don’t do “nice” in food – I love spices and strong flavors. So I changed things up a bit, played with ratios, replaced some ingredients and added a few others. I think the result is spectacular (if I may say so myself). Ingredients 130 gr. soft coconut oil (not liquid!) 200 gr. (1 cup) granulated sugar 6 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juice 4 egg yolks 1 tsp. 100% pistachio paste 300 gr. (2 cups+2 Tbsp.) Tami GF flour (or plain…

  • Cakes,  Chocolate Cakes,  Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Gluten Free,  Kosher,  One-Bowl Cakes,  Parve,  Quickies,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Decadent Chocolate Cake – the Vegan Version

    Ingredients 1 cup flour (I use Tami GF all-purpose flour or Schar’s Gluten-free Mix B) 1 bag instant chocolate pudding mix 1½ cups sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 bag (10 gr.) baking powder 240 gr. unsweetened applesauce ¾ cup vegetable oil 1 cup boiled water with 1 overfull teaspoon of instant coffee (or 1 shot espresso+boiling water to make 1 cup) A round cake tin (for a larger rectangular tin, double all amounts) Preparation Preheat your oven to 170C/340F. Mix all ingredients (other than the boiling coffee) water in a bowl. Add the boiling water and mix well and quickly (we don’t want scrambled eggs) 🙂 Pour into a…

  • Dairy Free,  Dressed to Impress,  Fish,  Gluten Free,  Holidays,  Kosher,  Parve,  Passover,  Pre-preparation required,  Quickies,  Rosh Ha'Shana,  Shavu'ot,  Soy Free

    Herb-Blanketed Salmon Fillet

    Ingredients ½ a salmon, filleted For the herb-blanket: 2 cups fresh coriander, leaves only 12 garlic cloves ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup semi-dry white wine ½ Tbsp. kosher (coarse) salt Preparation Chop all herb-blanket ingredients in a food processor. Place salmon fillet in a pan over baking paper. Smear herb-blanket evenly over the fillet. Cover the pan with tin foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Preheat your oven to 180C/360F. Place covered pan in oven and reduce heat to 160C/320F. Bake covered for 15 minutes, then remove tin foil and continue baking for 10-15 minutes. Cut into 3cm/1¼” wide strips and serve.