Cookbook cover for the holiday kosher baker


Paula Shoyer

Sterling Publishing
November 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1454907145


ShoyerHeadshotA former practicing attorney, Paula Shoyer graduated from the Ritz Escoffier pastry program in Paris, and now teaches French and Jewish baking classes in the Washington, DC, area. Paula conducts large-scale baking demonstrations across the United States and Canada. She is the author of The Kosher Baker:Over 160 Dairy-Free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy (Brandeis 2010) and is a contributing editor to several websites, including, as well as magazines such as Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller, Whisk, and Hadassah. Paula has appeared on Food Network’s Sweet Genius, is a frequent TV news guest, and edited the popular cookbooks Kosher by Design Entertains and Kosher by Design Kids in the Kitchen (both from Mesorah Publications, Ltd.). Paula lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and four children. Visit Paula at

It’s a new era for Jewish home bakers. Kosher baking ingredients have evolved and kosher food in general has become more gourmet. Now, pastry chef Paula Shoyer offers a thoroughly modern approach to Jewish holiday baking that includes both contemporary and traditional recipes, more than 45 of which have been skillfully tailored for Passover.

Shoyer has organized THE HOLIDAY KOSHER BAKER into sections for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (desserts to eat after Yom Kippur concludes), Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot. This arrangement will help you find elegant desserts for evening and Shabbat/holiday dinners, as well as the quick and easy recipes you’ll need as snacks for your family and for entertaining. Dozens of color photos show you precisely how to prepare the fancier desserts.

Along with new versions of sponge cakes, babkas, challahs, and rugelach, you’ll find a stunning Ombré Layer Cake, a chic Raspberry and Rose Macaron Cake, Green Tea Hamantaschen, Caramelized Mocha and Vanilla Bean Napoleons, and a Salted Caramel Banana Tart Tatin, an unusual (and tasty) take on upside-down apple cake. Recipes for low-sugar, gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free treats are also included—something for everyone in the Jewish community and beyond.

This is a must-have kosher baking cookbook for the holidays—and one that you’ll enjoy using throughout the year.