TIP OF THE DAY: Off-Season Coconut Macaroons

Top: Chocolate-dipped macaroons (photo courtesy McCormick). Center: Plain coconut macaroons (photo courtesy Recchiuti Confections). Bottom: Up close (photo by Georgie Grd | Wikipedia).   If you like coconut, don’t wait until Passover* to make coconut macaroons. They’re a great treat year-round, and gluten-free. Bring them as house gifts: They travel well without breaking. We adapted…
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PASSOVER: Matzoh Strawberry “Shortcake” Recipe

Substitute matzoh for the biscuits or cake in this Passover Strawberry Shortcake recipe. Photo and recipe courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco.   In addition to Chocolate Matzoh Crunch and chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons, we’ve added anther Passover treat to our recommendations. It’s courtesy of Good Eggs in San Francisco. “Shortcake“ is a stretch as a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova Dessert

If you’ve ever seen meringue like shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re Pavlovas. The Pavlova is one of the most popular desserts in Australia, where it’s commonly known as a Pav. The dessert is named after the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926 and…
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BOOK: The Macaroon Bible

A gift for cookie lovers, gluten free observers and Passover hosts. Photo courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.   Before there were macarons, French meringue cookie sandwiches, there were macaroons. The soft, 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…
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PASSOVER: Delicious Nut Flours You Can Eat

Gluten-free almond flour. Photo courtesy Bob’s Red Mill.   Gluten free pioneer and whole grains leader, Bob’s Red Mill, offers delicious recipes for Passover using the company’s gluten-free Natural Almond Meal and Natural Coconut Flour. Nut flours have long been a gluten-free salvation as well as a Passover alternative, and these organic flours will also…
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