RECIPE: Passover Brownies

Passover macaroons are a traditional treat for Passover. But what if you don’t like coconut—or simply have a yen for chocolate? Voilà: a Passover-friendly recipe for brownies, thanks to Melissa’s. In order to “bulk up” the brownies in the absence of leavening, Melissa’s has added dried cranberries. They’re delicious paired with chocolate, but you can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Types Of Sponge Cake & Passover Sponge Cake Recipe

Sponge cake is a light and airy cake with no fat, traditional flour or leavening. The rise comes from beating air into egg whites. Here’s the history of sponge cake. The Jewish-style sponge cake—a Passover mainstay because it has no leavening—is not the same as génoise. Génoise, the French sponge cake made with conventional flour…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova Dessert For Passover & Easter

If you’ve ever seen individual meringue cups/shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re the base of Pavlovas*. Light and airy, they are filled with fruit to make an impressive gluten-free and fat-free dessert (photo #2). Pavlova is quick-assembly dessert that’s impressive and low-calorie. It consists of a meringue base topped with fresh…
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PRODUCT: Danny Macaroons For Passover & All Year ‘Round

Before there were macarons, the popular French meringue cookie sandwiches, there were macaroons. The chewy, gluten-free* coconut cookies are a delight year-round, but especially appreciated by Passover observers. Made of shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites—without the flour or leavening that are verboten during this holiday—they happily replace other baked sweets. Dan Cohen…
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FOOD FUN: Passover Matzoh

[1] Chopped chicken liver on matzoh: a classic. Here’s the recipe from Williams-Sonoma. [2] A deconstructed version from Chef Alex Guarnashelli at Butter restaurant. [3] Mr. Alpenglow created his recipe, inspired by Guarnashelli’s. Here’s the recipe.   When is a piece of matzoh with chopped chicken liver (photo #1) greater than the sum of its…
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