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Masapan

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on March 16, 2011

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Memories of a confection so pure and ethereal are amongst the fondest of my childhood.  Great Auntie Touriel made the ultimate delicately formed, feathery textured masapan.  Masapan has always been reserved for life’s most important occasions such as weddings,engagements, and Brit Mila (covenant party for new born boys). It was served elegantly with little silver [click to continue…]

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Kurabiyes

January 21, 2011
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Courabies, Kourabiedes, Kurabiyes, is a rich nut cookie adopted by the Sephardim from the Greeks.  It is made with almonds or walnuts, then rolled in powdered sugar, and served with Turkish coffee or tea. My great auntie, Amelia Touriel Notrica,

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Passover Tishpishti

March 23, 2010
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This is not a classic Passover Almond cake with whipped up egg whites for leavening and ground nuts in place of flour.  This recipe is a Passover version of a Sephardic, Turkish dessert.  The cake is very dense and moist because

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Sephardic Marunchinos for Passover

March 23, 2010
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Passover desserts usually involve nuts, eggs, chocolate, and fruit. It requires a lot of creativity to make things that are useable for Passover and are non-dairy or parave at the same time.  This recipe is a Sephardic classic from my dear friend’s mother Kaye Israel. Thanks Kaye for taking the time to show me.

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Mustachudos, Honey Nut Cookies

March 21, 2010
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This little ball shaped cookie is a Sephardic classic.  Every Nona made these.  They are perfect for Passover or any other time of year.  If you like the taste of nuts and honey, you will love these. 

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