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Apple Cake with Caramel

October 9, 2011
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Yom Kippur was winding down yesterday, the last of the sun’s rays fading from the stained glass windows in the temple; my feet tired from standing during the Neilah service, my thoughts turned to the menu for the break-the-fast party my sister-in-law makes every year.  It’s a dairy party, bagels, lox, cream cheese and an […]

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Carrot Layer Cake with Caramel

May 6, 2011
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For Mother’s day this year I made this wonderful cake.  I am using up raw carrots that are in my hydrator drawer in the refrigerator and extra cream cheese I bought during Passover.  They have the best butter and cream cheese for Passover, I always buy extra.  Mother’s day usually involves some kind of brunch […]

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City of Angels Angel Food Cake

July 14, 2010
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Angel food cake, an ethereal sweet confection with a hint of vanilla and almond flavor is prefect for summer parties.  Served plain, with strawberry rhubarb compote, or just sliced berries it is a dessert with no calorie guilt.  If you are not worried about calories, put a spoonful of whipped cream on the side. I […]

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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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Passover Hazelnut Cake with Chocolate Mousse

March 22, 2010
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I can’t even remember when the first time I made this cake was.  The recipe came from an old Bon Appetite issue, maybe 15 years ago or more. I have made it successfully almost every year since then.  The light as air hazelnut cake with no real flour or conventional leavening

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