I bought a bunch of eggs a few weeks ago, thinking I’d have soooooo much time to cook and eat them. I was wrong. On the verge of expiration, I had to think quickly about various foods that I could make that would use these eggs before they had to be thrown out. So, naturally, I thought of cake. I had some cream cheese in the fridge. I had all these eggs. I had graham cracker crust. Eureka! Cheesecake. But how to incorporate more eggs? Whip them up and fold them in like you would in a souffle or angel food cake. I’m actually really proud of myself for this idea. This cheesecake turned out light, fluffy, and ridiculously delicious. I used the yolks to make a candy cane pastry cream to serve with the cake. Clutch. The cake itself is not overly sweet because I knew I’d be adding the cream on top. You can add some more sugar or honey or maple syrup for more sweetness.
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Last Halloween I made these delicious Milk Chocolate Tequila & Cayenne Pepper Truffles. They were darn delicious. This year for Halloween I changed it up, and made these Milk Chocolate Raspberry Vodka Truffles. Whoa. Sinful and Satisfying. In the pic below are the truffles with vanilla cupcakes, cream cheese frosting, topped with an oreo and a chocolate dipped strawberry.
Yup, it’s true. I have perfected the art of non-dairy pastry cream. I brought this to my brothers house for Sukkot. For a pareve custard, it was a great hit. Add this to your next dinner menu and you will not be sorry. You can make this with oranges or limes as well.
I made these for my sisters kids when I stayed over the weekend before my nephews bar mitzvah. They were devoured within 10 minutes of my entering the apartment.
My first attempt at gluten-free cooking. The cake came out a little on the dryer side with the gluten free flour so I’ve edited the recipe by decreasing the amount of dry ingredients. If you find that is too dry after baking, drizzle some raspberry liqueur or raspberry syrup over the cake.
One of my co-residents had “Fajita night” at her apartment a few months ago. Of course, there were a handful of people who had never heard of fajita’s, and kept asking what a “fudge-eye-ta” was and why this was even a thing. Oy. So much to learn. Anyways, I made these cupcakes for dessert.
I heard about someone making chocolate red wine cupcakes on the food network. After doing a bit of research I discovered that red wine chocolate cupcakes are not as uncommon as one would think. One of my program director’s wives even told me she loves ‘em from a certain bakery here in Philadelphia (not kosher though). So I said, why not? I had an open bottle of red wine. I had cocoa. I didn’t have any pareve chocolate but I did have pareve marshmallows so I used those instead. I think that the chocolate wasn’t missed. These babies were moist and delicious. Enjoy!
Napoleon with pareve custard. Enjoy!
For those of you who don’t know, an Irish Car Bomb is a glass of Guinness beer with a shot of Irish Cream dropped in and chugged in one shot. The Irish just call them “Car Bomb’s” but to every one else its ICB. I saw a recipe online for a Stout brownie s’mores bar, and I was like, I can do this without making brownies. PS I know that “fudge” is associated with immediate thoughts of “OH MY GD THAT PROBABLY IS SO HARD TO MAKE AND TOO MUCH WORK!” It’s actually really simple. You throw a bunch of ingredients in to a bowl, melt them together, and pour them into a dish. This whole procedure probably took 30 minutes of actual work (not including grocery shopping). Also, please don’t mind the amount of butter in this… sometimes it’s ok to indulge. And trust me, you will savor every bite of sinful indulgence that is the Irish Car Bomb S’mores Bar.
Who doesn’t love Baileys? Its smooth, creamy, flavorful. But guess what? IT AIN’T KOSHER! I emailed Baileys headquarters and was like, “yo peepz, whats the official word?” And they were all like, “son, if our product was kosher it would have a hekhsher on it. Do you see a stamp of certification? Didn’t think so.” You can see a snapshot of their response at the bottom of this post. I’m sure there are other brands that are kosher, but I’m just too lazy to go searching for them. I’d rather make it on my own.
So what did I do? I said TO HELL WITH YOU, Baileys! And I went searching for a recipe. And I found several. They called for Chocolate syrup and almond extract. So the wheels in my head started turning. I’m already going through the trouble of making this at home (even though its so insanely easy it took less than 3 min to put together). How can I make this the most phenomenal ICL ever? And then it hit me. HOLY RUSTED METAL, BATMAN! I can use NUTELLA! Soooo good!