Keeping kosher for Passover (no bread, cake or anything that rises) can seriously cramp one’s dessert style, but I’m beginning to learn that there are plenty of great options out there, if you just know where to look and what to look for. This is me trying to do some of that work for you.
1. Flourless chocolate cake has never really done it for me, and I think that has to do with the fact that there’s never much going on with the stuff. But would you look at that gorgeous Flourless Chocolate Cake with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting and Toasted Coconut? La Casa de Sweets is doing it big and doing it right.
2. Brian tells me Manishewitz kosher wine is bad and I should want nothing to do with it. I’m not convinced. As a non-drinker, it’s possible I might really like the stuff. Still, I’ve yet to give it a try, because I’ve never felt compelled to do so. All of that has changed with What Jew Wanna Eat’s Manischewitz Ice Cream. No more abstaining for me.
3. Macaroons have always been my go-to Passover dessert. I didn’t make any this year, because (1) I didn’t have the time, and (2) the thought of making them again didn’t excite me. I just about gasped when I saw Shutterbean’s Salted Caramel Macaroons. Caramel anything will do that to a person.
4. More salted goodness with The Shiksa in the Kitchen’s Chocolate Toffee Matzo Crunch. Matzo can be bland, so I’m fully behind loading it up with chocolate, pistachios and sea salt.
5. And while this isn’t a dessert, I had to had to share Emily’s Matzo Ball Soup recipe. She made it for the Seder we all went to on Monday night and it was incredible. It’s so flavorful and comforting, and best of all she uses a mix to help get things going. I’ve had her famous soup twice now and it was even better than I remembered.
That’ll do it for this week’s hat tip to my fellow food bloggers. Thanks, ladies! I’m going to go countdown the hours until my flight home.