Sukkot is our autumn holiday when, for eight days, we eat in outside huts to remind us of how the Israelites lived as they traveled through the dessert from Egypt to Israel.  The holiday reminds us that like in the dessert we are still reliant upon G-d’s continuous protection.  Eating and (for some) sleeping in the Sukkah also shows us that we have the capacity to live simply, without the fancy trappings of our lives.  


In most places in the United States, by Sukkot, the weather has started to get cooler so this is the holiday when we typically transition to fall desserts such as warm cobblers and puddings.  On this holiday, you have to plan meals that do not involve a multitude of dishes so you have fewer things to bring outside.  For dessert, you want one big dessert to feed everyone.  The first two days of the holiday are festival days when we do not work and have festive meals and need some fancier desserts.  The remaining days are “chol hamoed” days and we need appropriate snacks for those days as well. 


Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

The last two days of the holiday are Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, both festival days.  In Israel, they are celebrated as one day.  Simchat Torah is a joyous holiday when we sing and march and dance with Torah scrolls to show our love for the Torah, the foundation of our lives.      


The Holiday Kosher Baker The Kosher Baker

Fruit Cobbler 

Whole Grain Challah

Tea Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Sugar Free Pumpkin Bread


Mocha and Whisky Chocolate Bread Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Everything Rugelach

Chocolate Pistachio Molten


Red Velvet Layer Cake with Vanilla 

and Chocolate Creams

Pear and Almond Pithivier

Chestnut Mousse

Salted Caramel Banana Tart Tatin



Lemon Bars  

Scones au Chocolat

Pecan Bars 

Date Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Apricot Pastries

Amaretto Cookies

Banana Bread

Black and Blue Muffins

Carrot Cake 

Pear and Berry Cobbler

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Almond Anise Biscotti  

Twinkies Cupcakes 

Rugelach Variations

Plum Tart  

Poppy Seed Tart

Pear and Almond Tart 

Cinnamon Apricot Pull  Apart Babka

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