Orange Raspberry Jelly Roll Cake

Orange Raspberry Jelly Roll Cake Ronit PensoA tasty homemade cake is a nice way to start the New Year.
The following old fashioned/”retro” Jelly Roll cake, is just perfect for this purpose, or for any other weekend brunch. It can be easily prepared from simple ingredients, yet still looks sophisticated and festive. Try it and enjoy. Continue reading

Duck with Cranberries and Orange Sauce

Cranberries and Orange Sauce Ronit PensoWith plenty of leftover cranberries and oranges, I’ve decided to put some into good use, in the form of a sauce for a duck dish.
Cranberries and oranges go so well together, and the acidity and mild sweetness is just perfect for a duck dish. The result was wonderful. Continue reading

Honey Orange Sticky Chicken Wings

 Honey Orange Sticky Chicken Wings Ronit Penso
With fresh citrus fruits arriving at the stores, I’ve decided it’s time for some orange flavored chicken wings. Continue reading

Upside down Orange, Almonds and Anise cake

Upside down Orange Almond and Anise cake Ronit PensoI am very fond of upside down cakes, and make quite a few of them in the summer, with all the juicy ripe fruits. When I looked at the selection of fruits at the store, I realized it was time for experimenting. Continue reading

Pan Seared Scallops with Roasted Red Peppers Cream Sauce

Pan Seared Scallops with Roasted Red Peppers Cream Sauce Ronit PensoScallops are one of my favorite seafood, for  their fresh, sweet flavor and wonderful texture. However, it’s not always easy to find really fresh ones. So, when I do, I immediately buy some and then cook them the very same day, and as close to serving time as possible, as fresh scallops need very short cooking time, otherwise their texture will quickly turn rubbery.

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Beet, Orange and Apple Muffins

Nutty Beet, Orange and Apple Muffins Ronit PensoWith the cold weather and grey colors outside, bright colors can help uplift the spirit. These muffins are bursting with all-natural colors and are full of good things – just perfect for a gloomy winter morning.

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Anise-Orange Cookies

Anise-Orange Cookies Ronit PensoThese old fashioned yet very tasty cookies are so perfect on a cold winter’s day; they are not too sweet and the anise-orange flavors combination goes great with warm drinks.
The dough is easy to prepare and can be either rolled and cut, or shaped in a variety of ways, as shown here, or in any other way you prefer.

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Cranberry, Orange, Almond and Banana Breakfast Muffins

Cranberry, Orange, Almond and Banana Breakfast Muffins Ronit PensoFresh cranberries can be now found in the market, and I’ve been playing with ideas for using them other than in the traditional cranberry sauce. In the muffins here, the cranberries are pureed whole, along with other good ingredients like almonds, orange and bananas.

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Berries and Orange Coulis and Popsicles

Berries and Orange Coulis and Popsicles Ronit PensoWhen I see nice fresh berries at the store, I usually end up buying more than needed, and as they don’t keep fresh for long, I always try to find ways to use the extra amount. Continue reading

Citrus, Pistachio and Semolina Cake

Citrus, Pistachio and Semolina Cake Ronit Penso

Winter for me is the time for all citrus fruits, especially oranges. On top of eating them as is, or adding them to salads, I also always try to incorporate them in cookies and cakes. Lately I’ve been experimenting with Blood oranges as well, so I’ve decided to use both in a cake, combined with tangerine juice, and the result is before you. Continue reading

Orange Chocolate Cookies

Orange chocolate cookies Ronit PensoThe combination of chocolate and orange is one of my favorites. I love to add a bit of orange zest to chocolate mousse or chocolate truffles, to dip candied orange peel in melted chocolate and more.
When I made the cookies here, I’ve decided to do the opposite: this time the orange is the main flavor and the chocolate is the addition. Continue reading