pumpkin profiteroles // quick cream puffs

pumpkin profiteroles // quick cream puffs

makes twenty-four profiteroles I really wanted to make sufganiyot tonight. Sufganiyot are Israeli confections - donuts that are deep-fried, filled with custard or (more commonly) jelly, and dusted with sugar. Unfortunately, my mom was set on making latkes and used up all the vegetable oil, so the sufganiyot will have to wait. Cream puffs (profiteroles and cream [...]

monday blues

monday blues

Last year, one of my friends made me a little picture book entitled 'The Jew Who Loved Christmas." The book illustrates my inner conflict over staying faithful to my religion [Judaism] versus celebrating a holiday that I really love [Christmas]. My situation worsens when my pet cat and dog bully me for being so indecisive, and the book [...]

mocha soufflé roll with whipped cream and a ribbon of caramel (gluten-free!)

makes ten servingsIt's Passover! The absence of bread gives us an excuse to make this decadent dessert, adapted from The Jewish Holiday Kitchen. First comes an airy chocolate soufflé - don't be intimidated by the word 'soufflé,' it's incredibly easy! Then we make a quick batch of whipped cream and drizzle it in caramel sauce. Add a layer of [...]

avocado hummus

  makes one servingIt's spring!Warm weather makes us do crazy things like combine hummus and avocado and lemon juice. It's messy. Deal with it. No food processor necessary!I cheated a bit given that I used pre-made hummus and crackers but sometimes you just gotta not finish your sentence and put a picture of lemon zest instead!anywayIngredientsheaping spoonful of [...]