These classic cookies are flavorful but intolerance-friendly, says baker Cybele Pascal, author of "The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook." Gluten-free and dairy-free (plus egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free), these will please the pickiest dinner guest.
Anyone who shouldn't be measuring things before they've had their morning coffee will appreciate these packets. Filled with the dry ingredients for muffins, the packets are simple to prepare whenever you have a moment.
Though rugelach is enjoyed year-round, this fruit-and-nut dessert is
especially popular during Hanukkah. Cream cheese in the dough, which is chilled for
hours before it is rolled out and filled, makes for an extra-flaky crust.
The correct mold for a kulich is a tall, thin can that holds about one and a half quarts; try a tomato-juice or coffee can. Kulich can be very fragile when first unmolded--the traditional cooling place is a small pillow.