Passover begins this evening, which means it's time to stock up on delicious kosher dessert recipes. Here are 19 of our favorites.
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Macaroons in New York City are arguably as celebrated and as critiqued as the classic dollar pizza slice. They come in all shapes and sizes; some made with coconut, some with nuts, some formed into sandwiches with cream fillings. As Passover approached, we set out to find New York's best coconut macaroons. Here are our results.
Whole limes give a blast of flavor to this moist coconut and almond cake. Billows of sweet white chocolate whipped cream float on top.
These oversized macaroons are flavored with lemon zest and dipped in white chocolate.
These chewy flourless cookies are all about the crunchy coconut and moist, fudgy center.
From delicate espresso meringues that will help stave off post-seder fatigue to a flourless chocolate cake flavored with lavender, we have your Passover dessert covered.
Passover starts today and ends on Tuesday April 2. That's a lot of matzo. But there are ways to jazz up your crackers, specifically for those nights when you want a quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This nutty, chunky granola makes an ideal topping for ice cream. Sweetened coconut is reminiscent of traditional Passover macaroons.
Last year I put together a slideshow of Matzo Crack recipes for Passover. This year's post was inspired by a tweet I saw by Serious Eats New York editor Max Falkowitz that went a little something like this: "What to do with Matzo for Passover: Eat with Charoset. Make Matzo Crack. Cry. End of list." Which got me thinking what else in the dessert realm could be done with matzo. Then it hit me. Chocolate covered Matzo 'Crack' would make a great base for s'mores. Break out the Kosher for Passover marshmallows!
Lekvar is a traditional Jewish plum paste, most often used as a filling in pastries. It is sour and sweet, with a sticky, chocolate richness that warms the back of your tongue and reminds you of the Old Country.
Why stop at regular 'crack' when, with a few little tweaks, you can jazz it up for the holiday? For each of these recipes, you'll add approximately one to one and a half cups of the coarsely chopped topping of your choice to the basic Matzoh Crack recipe. Mix, match and have fun!
It must be extremely difficult to develop decent-tasting kosher for Passover baking mixes that have no flour or leaveners, like baking soda or baking powder. So I kept an open mind as I prepared the chocolate brownie mix with fudge frosting ($3.99). I wasn't expecting over-the-top deliciousness, but I was hoping for a not-too-dense brownie with real fudge flavor and creamy frosting.
At the end of a large and lengthy Seder meal, the last thing most people want is a slice of leaden flourless cake or a sticky macaroon. This year, in lieu of more traditional baked desserts, try serving Passover candy. The first is a quirky twist on French pâte de fruits using Manischewitz wine. The second is my version of cookbook author Marcy Goldman's famous Caramel Matzoh Crunch, gussied up with coconut and almonds. People refer to it as matzo crack, rightfully so.
Here's the thing about Manischewitz coffee cake: it tastes just like Little Debbie coffee cake. It has the same buttery bottom layer, the same crumbly cinnamon topping. It is the definition of a foodie's guiltiest indulgence. Guilty because it's...
This is a true story: when I was about five years old, I asked my mother how Moses and his friends had time to stop in the middle of the desert to dip their matzo in chocolate. Turns out...