Shortbread Filled with Dates & Walnuts
Dates are one of the symbolic foods presented on the Sephardic New Year celebratory table. Delectable date-nut-filled shortbread cookies, Menenas, are a Rosh Hashanah favourite in my household - try these moreish treats!
Milk & Fresh Orange Juice Pudding
This heavenly, delicate milk pudding fragrant with orange blossom water, is layered over a refreshing orange and cornflour base. To elevate this “sutlach” which is Turkish in origin, to the next level I like to pour a rose and raspberry syrup and scatter with crushed pistachios or rose petals.
Marzipan Filled Pastries
Gizadas de masapan are marzipan filled baked star-shaped tartlets similar in taste to macaroons. These delicately handcrafted sweet treats are the crown of our Sephardic confection dating back to medieval Spain – a recipe we inherited centuries ago.