During a panicked search for very low carb desserts after a visit to the nutritionist, I stumbled upon this recipe. It's not only delicious and low carb - it's a passover cake, too (which makes sense, if you think about it!)
This is the cover recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine December 2009 issue. It's a lot of work, but well worth it for a unique cake that you won't see or taste anywhere else. I estimated the time at eight hours and have no idea if this is accurate. But suffice it to say, take a day off of work for this if you want it done in one day. This recipe also has make ahead instructions.
I had been planning on making a meat pie with ground meat and puff pastry dough for a dinner party, but 2 hours before the party, I realized that instead of buying pastry sheets, I had bought pastry shells, which would never work. So after the compulsory freak out, I created this dish and was glad I did, because we finished every drop!
When I couldn't find a recipe for Tzimmes (a traditional sweet Rosh Hashana dish made of carrots to symbolize a sweet and bountiful new year), I went searching through my cookbooks until I found this one in Kosher by Design. It is also Kosher for Passover and can be make in ramekins for a special look.
The thought of these cookies brings back strong memories of my childhood. Making these cookies with my mother was a special treat, and eating them was an even bigger treat. Now I make them with my son to carry on the tradition.