Vegan Chocolate Brownie Pudding!

Looking for the perfect chocolate dessert which comes together in minutes and satisfies the most? Look no further, this is it! Serve it warm from the oven, and it is a chocolate volcano-type British ‘pudding’; let it cool and set, and it is a super-rich brownie. Do not let its small tray size fool you, […]


Makes 6 mediumish or 8 smallish babkas Chocolate or cinnamon fillings (that said in a moment of madness, with one babka still in need of filling and no filling to hand, I grabbed a jar of dulce de leche and an Eastern European/Argentine babka was born!) I have been struggling with Babka for years, the […]

Pesach baking made easier

Pesach baking is unlike year-round baking in that we eliminate plain wheat flour all together and there isn’t a real replacement. It’s not about substitution of ingredients, it’s actually about a different way of thinking. Here are a few tips that we hope will help you with your Pesach baking: 1. Look to your own […]


One of the things I love about Pesach is a couple of weeks before when friends and family start sharing recipes. It’s this amazing comradery that starts building up in the lead-up as we seem to be sharing in the combined joy and anxiety of feeding people while observing the rules of Pesach. People start […]

Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cake with Meringue Topping

Serves 12-16, can be made 2 days ahead of time Every year, I try to find a new Seder celebratory dessert. Inevitably, there is usually chocolate, meringue, or nuts involved – it wouldn’t be Pesach without them! This year’s show-stopping Seder dessert is a combination of all three of our Pesach dessert favourites: A flourless […]

Cinnamon (Hail) Balls

The devastating Plague of Hail was more than just small tiny pebble-like hailstones; they were balls of fire and ice that rained from the heavens and inaugurated a paradigm shift in Pharaoh’s Egypt. This is when the story starts to turn. For hail, we have used the British Pesach classic, the cinnamon ball: White on […]

Chocolate frogs

After due warning, the second plague came to Egypt. Aaron stretched his hand out over the waters of Egypt, and frogs swarmed forth. They covered every inch of land, and entered the houses and bedrooms! Wherever an Egyptian turned, whatever he touched, he found there the slimy bodies of frogs, the croaking of which filled […]

Chocolate (Lice) Bark

Never imagined the Plague of Lice or Locusts as a yummy treat? Now you can! No dessert in our arsenal is easier or yummier than this one, and at the same time a great way to get others involved in the action. When we read of the Plague of Lice, where God turned the very […]

Charoset Balls

Charoset is the fruit mixture that is one of the food items on the Seder plate. We dip the maror (bitter herb) in the Charoset. The Charoset is also one of the components, along with maror and matzah, in the Hillel sandwich. The Talmud tells us that the more symbolism we can impart on our […]