Blood Orange and Almond Cake

Blood Orange and Almond Cake

Our team at Ta’amim have drawn inspiration from the Tu B’Shevat seder to create a beautifully moist blood orange, olive oil and almond cake, topped with fruit and a blood orange and cardamom syrup. Olives

Honey Bourbon Tiramisu

Whilst developing a dairy menu for Rosh Hashanah, we decided to put a twist on one of our favourite Italian desserts, Tiramisu. A crowd-pleaser that is surprinsingly easy to make, we’ve switched out the usual brandy for a rather less traditional spirit – Honey Bourbon.

Sweet, warming and heady, these little tiramisu pots are a wonderful, unconventional dessert to round off a dairy meal this Rosh Hashanah. You could, optionally, add in a layer of apple puree or serve with caramelised apples for an extra nod to tradition!

Zesty Leek and Spinach Tagliatelle with a Garlic and Parmesan Crumb

Zesty Leek and Spinach Tagliatelle with a Garlic and Parmesan Crumb

Throughout the month of Tishrei, when we celebrate the High Holy Days, Sukkot and Simchat Torah, there are dozens of Yom Tov and Shabbat meals. The Torah tells us that it is a mitzvah to make these days of rejoicing and the Prophet Isaiah that we should make Shabbat “a delight”. Talmudic sources draw a connection between food and delight, and implore us to eat the finest meals within our means. Historically, when fish and meat were costly luxuries, these became the standards for a fine meal, reserved for these days of celebration. Many have subsequently assumed the custom of eating a heavily meaty diet on Shabbat and Yom Tov, though there is no absolute obligation to do so, and there are those who feel that in 2023, when meat and fish are abundantly available, and good cheese costs almost as much as a chicken, a delicious pasta dish topped with a fine quality cheese can be every bit as delightful and luxurious! This tasty tagliatelle showcases two of the Simanim at their best, making it a superb choice for a milky (or parev) Rosh Hashanah meal.

Spiced Honey Halloumi ‘Teiglach’

Spiced Honey Halloumi ‘Teiglach’ - Image by Yaffa Judah

We have drawn inspiration for this sweet starter from a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet treat served at Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Purim. True Teiglach are morsels of fried dough coated in a sticky-sweet syrup and piled together into mounds. Our recipe, however, swaps out the dough completely, pairing sweet, spiced honey syrup with mounds of salty, fried halloumi nuggets. Supremely easy to make, only 5 ingredients and incredibly moreish, these ‘teiglach’ are an ideal milky starter or crowd-pleasing snack for the High Holy Days.

Roasted Grape and Camembert Ramekins

Roasted Grape and Camembert Cheese Pots

Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 10 minutes Delicious sweet and savoury pots of joy! These nut-topped ramekins filled with camembert and grapes are the perfect Tu B’av treat. Tu B’Av, the fifteenth day of the Jewish month of Av, is a day of celebration, gladness and rejoicing. It marks the end of the […]

Easy No-Bake Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu

Serves 6-8 Prep time: 15-20 mins | Chill time: 30-60 mins This dairy tiramisu is sweet and decadent but so, so easy to make and sure to be a huge hit with family and friends of all ages! This recipe was featured as part of our recent ‘Flavours of Italy’ collaboration with Valour Lifestyle*(@valour_lifestyle), and […]

Cheesecake Pastry Torah Scrolls

Shavuot Dessert - Cream Filled Torah Pastry Puffs

Our cream cheese-filled puff pastry Torah scrolls are a great way to celebrate the tradition of eating dairy at Shavuot, and reminding others about the real Shavuot celebration – the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Receiving the Torah on Shavuot directly correlates with the Children of Israel receiving the laws of Kashrut, and […]

Mini Baked Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes

Makes 8 mini (10cm / 4″) Cheesecakes or 1 large (23cm / 9”) ‘New York Style’ Baked Cheesecake Prep time: 30 mins | Cooking time: approx 30 mins Let’s talk about “The Cheesecake Festival”  Shavuot, widely known as “the cheesecake festival” actually plays a pivotal role in the story of the Jewish people.   More than […]

5-minute Chocolate Cake

5 minutes is how long it will take you to put this cake together, plus 25 – 30 minutes in the oven and 5 minutes to make the frosting and decorate the cake. This is not only faster than making a cake from a mix – it’s also delicious! Cake: 400g (2 cups) granulated sugar […]