Posts Tagged ‘Passover Desserts’

Homemade Passover Brownie Mix

April 15, 2011

Super easy, gluten-free, kosher for Passover brownies.

These brownies are more or less based on this recipe from the LA Times, but I swapped out the melted bittersweet chocolate for cocoa powder to make this recipe even easier to make. I also replaced the pecans called for in the original recipe with chocolate chips because my son hates big pieces of nuts in his desserts. And I added in some coffee powder to intensify the chocolate flavor.

You could easily make your own brownie mix by combining the dry ingredients in a bowl or bag. When your kids want to make brownies, all they need to do is mix the dry ingredients with a couple of eggs and a half cup of oil.

I accidentally changed the baking temperature with the first batch of this recipe, and they results were much cakier than the above brownies (my second batch). Fudgy or cake-ey, you pick (I would stick with the higher baking temperature; I find them a bit too mushy baked at the lower temperature).


Chocolate Dipped Meringues

April 14, 2011

Meringues, made properly, can be a delightful cookies: crisp on the outside, chewy within, with the sweetness offset by the chocolate coating on the bottom. An additional advantage of these cookies is that they keep extremely well, tasting as good at the end of the holiday as at the beginning (if they last that long). (more…)

Pecan Cookie (gebrokts)

April 14, 2011

The only dessert I make with matzoh meal, these dainty pecan balls can steal the spotlight from fancier desserts. Roll them in kosher-for-Passover powdered sugar, leave them plain, turn them into thumbprint cookies–whatever you do, these simple cookies are wonderful. (more…)

Almond Thins, Again, for Passover

April 14, 2011

I am posting this again because I have tested the recipe made with regular granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar. It works perfectly, making this an very easy, elegant cookie for Passover. (more…)

Super Easy, Super Quick Deep Dark Chocolate Cake for Passover

March 31, 2011

Do you need a simple chocolate cake for Passover? Not a decadent flourless mousse-ey thing, but a chocolate birthday cake kind of cake or a chocolate snack cake kind of cake?

You have come to the right place.

I have a recipe that is so easy you could make it with your preschool age children (I did) in no time flat. No separating eggs, no melting chocolate, no creaming margarine . . . . You just whip the eggs really well, let child A dump in the sugar, continue beating until the eggs are light yellow and fluffy like lemon mousse, let child B dump in the oil, beat a second or two more, and then Child A or B dump in the bowl of cocoa powder, potato starch, and baking soda, mix a little, stir a bit with a spatula, and dump the batter in the pan and bake.

That is it. And the cake will rise miraculously in the oven and emerge with a deep, dark chocolate flavor and a velvety crumb.

And it doesn’t taste Pesadich! I gave a piece to my mom and asked her to guess what was missing. She first guessed eggs, then oil, and then a couple of other things before guessing, incredulously, “flour?!” She was flabbergasted. It really tastes like regular chocolate cake. (more…)

Chocolate Cookies You Must Make for Passover

March 16, 2011

(From the archives (February 2009), but updated with new pictures and more information)

These cookies are fabulous. A thin crackly crust yields to a soft, moist, intensely chocolate interior, punctuated with rivulets of melted chocolate and largeĀ  and chunks of nuts.

Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Mousse Cake (Dorie Greenspan)

January 21, 2011

I made lots of Dorie desserts for Hanukah: speculoos, apple cake (this time with flour instead of potato starch), this mousse cake, and croquants.


Last Minute Passover Advice: Charoset Recipe and More Links

March 28, 2010

So it is the eleventh hour, but it is not too late to offer some more suggestions. (more…)

Passover Recipes from Last Year

March 26, 2010

Okay, these recipes are from a couple of posts fromĀ last year, but these recipes worked out so well, it is worth reposting about them.. (more…)

Julia’s Genoise Electrique Morphed into Passover Marble Chiffon

March 26, 2010

As I’ve said before, Passover desserts fall into two camps: (1) recipes that are not based on flour and need little or no changes to work for Passover, and (2) recipes that are based on flour and need to be converted to work with potato starch and matzoh cake meal.

Generally, flourless desserts are a safer bet. But, sponge cake and chiffon cakes are a holiday tradition.

In the past, I have not had spectacular success with this kind of recipe. This year, I think I am finally making headway.