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Hi! Thank you for stopping by to watch me, Leah, cook kosher. I've been the owner operator of my boutique catering firm in Seattle, Leah's Catering, for the past 14 years.
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OUTSTANDING Cake Pops
Sitting at a committee meeting, someone suggests cake pops as one of the desserts offered. I'd heard a rumor that cake pops may be requested but I had hoped not. While I make plenty of time consum...
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Chocolate Honey Cake
(Note: This is a previous post coming to the forefront for the holidays.)So, let's get one thing straight - I don't have a Jewish mother or grandmother. As a convert, I lack the fond memory of...
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Apple Crown Cake (yes, the one!)
(For those who missed this, I'm bringing it back to the home page for Rosh Hashana ~ also, this photo was just sent by Marc Jacobson who has to make more for Rosh Hashana as they ate this one!)Thi...
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Deluxe Honey Cake
I haven't a clue where this recipe originates. I've been making it for nearly 20 years and in huge quantities since I started catering and baking. I love making this honey cake because when I ...
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Northwest Pear Cake
In a cookbook around here somewhere is a recipe for an Italian Pear Cake. I adapted it to create the Northwest Pear Cake by substituting dried cranberries for currants and almonds for pine n...
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Funfetti Cake
Part of me is procrastinating. I should be working on Thanksgiving recipes. Only one glitch; fresh turkeys haven't arrive at the market and mashgiach can't come until this afternoon. I love wh...
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Vanilla Cake or Cupcakes with Real Buttercream Frosting
Wow. Hurrying to make food for 3 events last erev Shabbat, I realize that I don't have my vanilla cake recipe. Sha-zam! - my Smart Phone (or, not-so-smart as Aviva says because it is my phone...
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Trifle
What's a trifle? Scrumptious dollops of custard and whipped cream layered with sponge cake and fresh strawberries. This is fabulous when real DAIRY is used and works surprisingly well as...
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Carrot Cake - (Kosher for Passover)
This is the most moist and amazing carrot cake. I've turned this place upside down looking for the cookbook which I took this from way back in the beginning of baking for the community. I'...
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Flourless Chocolate Cake
This is a must make for Passover. Similar to the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake in appearance, this cake is much lighter. Many flourless chocolate cake recipes are similar so what makes one better t...
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Dobos Torte (original 7-layer cake) (Dairy or Pareve)
This is the original version of the 7- layer cake. Thin layers of sponge cake, thin layer of chocolate buttercream, repeated 6 times and topped with a caramel layer. This photo shows a dripping layer ...
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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
This is the deepest, darkest Devil's Food Chocolate Cake you'll ever eat. From The McCall's Cookbook circa 1963, it is so impressive I've never had reason to search for&...
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Tu B'shevat Marzipan Pear Cake
This is a unique cake, buttery melt in your mouth sweetness with fruits that celebrate Tu B'shevat. Marzipan is mixed into the batter adding almond flavor without a nut crunch. I've folde...
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