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    Chocolate Babka with Mascarpone

    Babka is an Old World Jewish favorite that has become an almost mythical bakery item because it is so difficult to find these days. Daniel Leader's grandmother was a great…

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    Whole Wheat Challah with Apricots

    As an organic baker specializing in whole grain breads, I often wondered what challah would taste like if made with stone-ground whole wheat flour. This may sound outlandish, considering that…

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    Jelly-Filled Doughnuts

    This recipe uses a leaner, less sugary dough than your typical American jelly doughnut. For the best results, use either homemade preserves or best-quality local jam you can find. If…

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    Cider Doughnuts

    When my children were small, cider doughnuts were one of the only sweet treats they were allowed. How could I say no to such special yeasted pastries, especially when they…

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    Crimson Beet Falafel

    Serve these brilliant red-purple falafel with yogurt sprinkled with black sesame seeds.

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    Sephardic Hanukkah Donuts

    Fried foods are on the menu during the Festival of Lights

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    Pear Fritters with Lemon and Ginger

    Pear, lemon, and ginger are a match made in heaven. These crisp-yet-tender fritters would make an excellent dessert at Hanukkah.

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    Gorditas de Piloncillo (Sweet Fried Masa Cakes)

    The name gorditas is used in an endearing manner in Mexico┬áto describe many small but "fatty" (referring to thickness) foods. Everyone loves gorditas, and there are many different kinds. I…

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    Ricotta Fritters with Maple Syrup

    I never really considered deep-frying as a dessert shortcut until I had some ricotta fritters at a wonderful Italian restaurant in New York City. But when I thought about how…

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    Chocolate Babka

    This is the ultimate in yeasted coffee cakes. Eastern European in origin, it's made with a yeasted dough enriched with butter and eggs. The dough is left to rise overnight…