Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fresh Fruit Sorbet (great for Pesach too)

Great summer dessert: Found this recipe in a local freebie paper and adapted it. The original recipe called for kiwi, but I've used other fruits. Strawberry/banana is a winning combination. It reminded me of the "popsicles" my mom used to make for us as kids.

Very refreshing. Very easy. Enjoy! Works great for Pesach too!

  • Syrup prepared in advance (1 cup sugar and 1 cup water - stir constantly in a pot while bringing to a boil. Once it has boiled, let it simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool)
  • 3/4 cup seltzer (soda water)
  • 4 cups of cut, fresh fruit (kiwi, strawberry, honeydew, banana and/or other fresh fruit)
  1. Blend or "food process" the all of the ingredients together. 
  2. Freeze it for about 6 hours.
  3. Re-blend the mixture and re-freeze it.

Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before you want to serve it.

Would love to hear what fruits you tried.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy or Pareve)

(Half a recipe can also be made)


2 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened (I use ½ stick or 100 gram margarine and ½ cup oil)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups chocolate chips, or chocolate bars, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1.      Preheat oven to 375F (190C).
2.      In a bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking soda.
3.      In another large bowl stir together butter, white and brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined.
4.      Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts, if using, and stir to distribute evenly.

For cookies: Drop batter by teaspoon onto baking paper and bake about 10 minutes. Remove from oven when they are no longer soft to the touch. Cool on a baking rack.

For bars: Spread dough into a greased 9" square baking pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes until toothpick comes out dry. Cut into squares when cool.