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A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Pesach desserts awaken sweet memories of mom

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 18, 2019

I lost my dear mother a few weeks ago. A child survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Ann Lenga did not let the horror of those years define her life. She was resilient, courageous, adventurous and an inspiration to everyone who knew her....

A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Maple Coconut Macaroons

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 18, 2019

While my mother used maple flavored syrup in these macaroons, I would recommend using the real thing.Ingredients:2 c. tightly packed shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened, or a combination)1 tsp. freshly grated orange zest¼ c. maple syrup½ tsp....

A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Lemon-Glazed Almond Cookies

April 18, 2019

While my mother used maple flavored syrup in these macaroons, I would recommend using the real thing.Ingredients:Cookies2 ½ c. almond flour or finely ground almonds1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut1 tsp. Kosher for Passover baking powder½tsp. table...

A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Tea Cookies

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 18, 2019

Ingredients:2 c. pecans½ c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature2 c. sifted confectioner’s sugar4 oz. semisweet chocolate, grated (about 1 1/3 c.)¼ tsp. almond extract¼ tsp. vanilla extractDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees....

A tray full of Passover cookies includes from left: lemon-glazed almond cookies, chocolate-pecan tea cookies, maple coconut macaroons and chocolate and almond crisps. Photo: Michael Kahn

Recipe: Chocolate and Almond Crisps

April 18, 2019

You can certainly grate the chocolate for both this recipe and the Chocolate-Pecan Tea cookies or you could use a food processor with the metal blade. I simply set the chocolate onto a cutting board and used a sharp knife to cut the chocolate into thin...

 

You’ll love this no-bake strawberry coconut pie for Passover

By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher via JTA March 29, 2018

I first tried raw vegan coconut cream pie years ago at Café Gratitude, one of the popular plant-based restaurants in Los Angeles. Café Gratitude is a quintessential healthy L.A. eatery. The menu features dishes with titles like “I am bountiful”...

Deconstructed Lime and Cashew Cream Tart

March 30, 2017

IngredientsTopping (Crust)1 c. pitted dates1/3 c. toasted walnuts, cooled1/3 c. toasted almonds, cooled1 tsp. vanilla extractFilling2 c. raw cashews, soaked overnight in cold waterGrated zest of 1 small lime1/4-1/2 c. freshly squeezed lime juice1/4 c....

Margareten Family’s Passover Brownies (pareve)

Recipe from, The New York Times Passover Cookbook. New York: William Morrow Company, Inc., 1999. March 29, 2012

Ingredients 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted pareve margarine 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs, well beaten 1/3 cup matzoh cake meal 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee 1/3 cup ground walnuts 16 walnut halves 1. Preheat the oven to 350...

Charoses cupcakes

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light March 29, 2012

Ingredients 5 eggs, separated 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil Juice of 2 lemons, (about 4 tablespoons) Grated zest of 2 lemons 1 cup matzo cake meal (not matzo meal) Approximately 2 cups charoses, (traditional charoses made from apples,...

Key lime pie

By Linda Morel, JTA, recipe courtesy "The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy" by Paula Shoyer March 29, 2012

Three-Step Prep, Doable But Requires Planning Although this classic American dessert is usually made with condensed milk, Shoyer went through several stages of experimentation to achieve creamy results using only pareve ingredients. Her recipe calls for...

Chocolate chiffon cake

By Linda Morel, JTA, recipe courtesy "The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy" by Paula Shoyer March 29, 2012

(Two-Step Prep, But Very Doable) This cake is a classic Passover dessert in terms of the technique, which entails separating eggs. But the flavor is without peer. Ingredients: 1 cup matzah cake meal 1/2 cup potato starch 1 tablespoon baking powder 1...

Strawberry mousse

By Linda Morel, JTA, recipe courtesy "The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy" by Paula Shoyer March 29, 2012

(Two-Step Prep, But Very Doable) Shoyer likes to serve this dessert in individual ramekins. You can also use wine or martini glasses. Ingredients: 16 ounces fresh strawberries 1 teaspoon rum or cognac 2 teaspoons kosher for Passover confectioner's sugar...

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