flan
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Coconut Cinnamon Flan Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Flan is the Sunday treat of my childhood. My mother made the greatest flan and was my inspiration for this version. I tinkered with a dessert that would be a nutritionally ... hmm not exactly lean, but much more affordable and no less delicious…
Apricot Tart
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Custard Apricot Tart Recipe. All Stone Fruit Variations

Apricot Tart: I've got just the thing for you! That is, if you are, as I am, crazy about all stone fruit! This is a delicious way to celebrate summer bounty, and fruit desserts are simple and wholesome, and make the whole house smell like flowers…
Apple Crumb Pie
Baba
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Recycling Challah Bread in Style: Mock Baba Recipe

Baba The beloved French yeasted rum-soaked pastry. It is also labor-intensive, so I enjoy it wherever I find a delicious one all ready for me. Challah Leftovers = Mock Baba! No problem! I just turned humble Challah leftovers into…
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries is hardly a recipe: Just a wonderful gift from yourself to yourself and a few dear friends, deliverable at the drop of a hat. Luxurious, and gluten-free without even trying. Everyone loves chocolate dipped…
Cheese Babka
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Cheese Babka Recipe. Optional Topping

Cheese babka like this one? You won't find it in any commercial bakery, let me tell you flat out. In this cheese babka, the ricotta filling is wonderful, but you might prefer to use it in combination with farmer cheese and/ or cream cheese,…
zuppa inglese
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Zuppa Inglese Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

Zuppa Inglese is not a soup at all Rather, it is an affectionate take on what Italians see as a favorite British dessert, closely related to trifle. The traditional Zuppa Inglese uses cream and eggs. As always with desserts known as containing…
almond cookies
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Moroccan Almond Cookies Recipe. Ghriba. Vegan.

Almond Cookies We Moroccans love anything made with almonds, whether in cooking or baking. These crescent-shaped almond cookies are a  great Moroccan favorite, called ghriba. Consider them theMoroccan cousins of shortbread cookies.   Traditionally…
fig tart
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Fig Tart Goat Cheese Recipe

Fig Tart with goat cheese! Add to this winning pairing rosemary and honey! Rustic, funky and unpretentious elegance. My Fig tart is easy to make the gluten-free way too: You could use any flour you like! No cooking wine or cooking sherry…
peanut butter bars
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipes. Gluten-Free

My Peanut Butter Bars were meant as celebration: I wanted to mark the occasion with a special treat, when my granddaughter Musia was told she was no longer allergic to peanut butter. And since she has a sort of chocolate obsession, this was…
nut truffles
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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

Nut Truffles They are for nut lovers only. All others need not apply. Sort of like the famous Pfeffernusse, only Sephardi style. Moroccan, to be exact. They make a perfect gift too. Move over chocolate, and enjoy your day off: you’re…
Almond Macarons with Chocolate Coffee Filling Recipe. All Variations
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Almond Macarons Recipe. All Variations

Much ado about Macarons! You will never think of macarons as institutional fare after you taste these elegant and easy treats, close cousins of the amaretto cookies, and distinct from the often institutional coconut-based macaroons. Gluten-free…