Paula Shoyer

Paula Shoyer is the author of The Kosher Baker, The Holiday Kosher Baker and The New Passover Menu. You can find her at
Red Velvet Hamantaschen Are the Best of Both Dessert Worlds
The perfect cookie to make for Purim.
Mar 3, 2023
We Tested 4 Famous Challah Recipes and Found a Clear Winner
Recipe Showdown
This is the one worthy of your holiday table.
Sep 28, 2022
I Tried 4 Famous Red Velvet Cake Recipes and the Winner Is the Best I’ve Ever Eaten
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I couldn’t help taking another bite of it, and then another.
Feb 4, 2022
This Southern Red Velvet Cake Has a Smart Secret Ingredient
It makes it over-the-top delicious.
Feb 3, 2022
I Tried King Arthur’s One-Bowl Red Velvet Cake
Would it be as easy as promised?
Feb 3, 2022
Is Smitten Kitchen’s Red Velvet Cake the Best on the Internet? I Tried It to Find Out.
It's made with generous amounts of cocoa powder and slathered in cream cheese frosting.
Feb 2, 2022
This Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Herbed Matzo Balls Is Endlessly Nourishing
Every spoon of the golden liquid and every bite of a fluffy matzoh ball bring me back to my childhood home.
Sep 14, 2021
I Tried 4 Famous Chocolate Babka Recipes and Found a Clear Winner
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It boasts a moist, easy-to-make dough, a decadent chocolate filling, and the perfect ratio between the two.
Sep 6, 2021
This Chocolate-Tahini Babka Is Perfect for French Toast
We're hungry just thinking about it.
Sep 5, 2021
This New York Bakery-Style Chocolate Babka Reminds Me of My Childhood
It has picture-perfect chocolate swirls.
Sep 5, 2021
This No-Frills Chocolate Babka Recipe Is Easy, Moist, and Comforting
I would call it the Goldilocks of babkas, because it's just right.
Sep 4, 2021
This Decadent Chocolate Babka Is a Nutella-Lover’s Dream
My husband called the babka “a delivery device for Nutella.”
Sep 3, 2021
Chocolate Pecan Pie Babka Is the Ultimate Dessert Mash-Up
Just look at that swirl!
Sep 25, 2020
I’ve Been Making Challah for Decades, and This Streusel-Topped One Might Be My New Favorite
It breaks all the rules — and yet it totally works.
Dec 12, 2019
Joan Nathan Has a Clever Tip for Gorgeous, Glossy Loaves of Challah
Use this smart baking trick on any loaf of homemade bread.
Dec 11, 2019
Does This Bakery-Style Challah Live Up to Its Promise? We Baked It to Find Out.
The recipe comes from Jewish baking expert Marcy Goldman, so we knew we were in good hands.
Dec 11, 2019
I Tried Molly Yeh’s Classic Challah Recipe (& Here’s What I Thought)
She has a clever trick for braiding perfect strands.
Dec 10, 2019
Gluten-Free Cooking (and Paris) Taught Me All I Need to Know About Baking for Passover
I learned everything I needed to know about Passover baking at pastry school in Paris. One day in class we baked classic almond financiers and a light bulb went off in my head. I thought that if I substituted potato starch for the small amount of flour in the recipe, I would have a Passover dessert. In another class, we made colorful macarons, a Passover recipe without any substitutions.
May 1, 2019