Dessert Recipes

French Macaron Summer Treat

June 27, 2013
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In several trendy restaurants I have had the pleasure to eat at lately, French macaron seemed to have stepped up to the next level.  Instead of the usual one inch diameter delectable confection

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Pistachio Biscotti

June 21, 2013
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That first bite into biscotti is sublime.  These are just sweet enough, with a blend of flavors subtle enough not to interfere with your demitasse of espresso and crisp enough to stand up to dunking in hot tea.  I had an idea to use pistachios, dried cherries, and orange rind.

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Pineapple Coconut Cake

May 7, 2013
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Mother’s Day approaches and somehow brunch is in order.  My sister-in-law so graciously does the duty every year.  In fact this year she made Mother’s Day brunch a week early and I brought this lovely, super rich, moist, incredibly  flavorful cake to the celebration.  I baked two layers of my favorite coconut cake, with the […]

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Chocolate Cherry Marzipan Bar Tarts

March 11, 2013
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It is two weeks before Pesach and I am already running to prepare.  But, before my kitchen goes completely Chametz free I wanted to share this recipe with you.  This little cookie, bar, or tart, I am not sure what to call it was the hit of all of the Purim Platicos or Mishloach Manot […]

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Fabulous Hamantashen

February 21, 2013
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Edited from a previous posting. These delightful triangle shaped filled goodies are cookie-like with a filling of jam or prune or even chocolate.  We eat Hamantashen traditionally for the Festival of Purim in March, which recounts the story of the heroic Queen Esther and her blessed uncle Mordicai. 

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