During the Exodus from Egypt, the Israelites left in such a rush that they did not allow their bread to rise. Therefore, on Passover, Jews are not permitted to eat leavened bread for the entire eight-day holiday. For baking, Passover means that we cannot use flour or yeast, but there are so many other fabulous ingredients we can work with to create delicious desserts. Many of the desserts we eat on Passover are gluten-free.

How to plan

When you are planning holiday menus, make sure to include what you plan to bake for the holiday and make your shopping list. Bake some cookies as soon as the holiday starts and your family will begin Passover in a joyous frame of mind.

Baking tips

The Passover chapter in The Holiday Kosher Baker is essentially a book within a book with over 45 Passover-appropriate recipes, a Passover baking pantry, Passover baking tips and a list of substitutions to convert your favorite year-round recipes into Passover ones. There are snacks to eat for breakfast and tea time and then elegant desserts to serve for the Seders and other festival and Shabbat meals.

The Kosher Baker

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Biscotti
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Marble Chocolate Matzoh
Chocolate Chiffon Cake
Mocha Matzoh Napoleon
Orange Cigarette Cookies
Strawberry Shortcake
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Mousse Meringue Layer Cake
Chocolate Mousse Truffle Cake
Chocolate Pistachio Candies
Chocolate Almond Cake with Ganache Glaze
Amaretto Cookies
Chocolate Mousse
Strawberry Mousse

The Holiday Kosher Baker

Easy Snacks

Farfel Cookies
Pistachio Cookies
Chocolate Chip, Pistachio, Cranberry and Hazelnut Biscotti
Mexican Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Fruit Pie Bars
Financiers Muffins (Mini Almond Muffins)
Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes
Carrot Cake
Nut Crumb Cake
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Marble Chocolate Chunk and Cinnamon Meringues
Chocolate Caramel Matzoh Sandwiches
Rosemary Nut Brittle
Chocolate Candies
Whole Wheat Nut and Fruit Granola
Fruit Crisp
Dried Fruit and Nut Candies

Elegant Desserts for Entertaining

Florentine Bars
Black and White Cookies
Chocolate Chip Sponge Bundt
Never Fail Sponge Cake
Vanilla Cupcakes
Low Sugar Chocolate Almond Cake
Lemon Layer Cake
Strawberry Monaco
Flourless Chocolate Amaretti Cake
Fruit Pie
Key Lime Pie
Lemon Tart with Basil Nut Crust
Chocolate and Pistachio Tart
Lemon and Passion Fruit Pavlova
Lime Macaroons
Mocha Macaroons
Chocolate Mousse Macarons
Chocolate Chocolate Éclairs
Nougat Glacé
Strawberry Ice Cream
Moscato Granita

Passover-friendly recipes in other chapters of The Holiday Kosher Baker

Quinoa Rice Pudding with Apples and Honey
Raspberry and Rose Macaron Cake
(substitute almond milk for soy milk and potato starch for the flour)
Chestnut Mousse
Apple Latkes (substitute potato starch for the flour)
Coconut and Raspberry Swirl Marshmallows
Low Sugar Cheesecake Muffins
(substitute sugar-free Passover cookies for the crust and potato starch for the flour)

Paula's Best Passover recipes