Honey Cake

Rosh Hashanah 2011 began yesterday at sundown. It is one of the four “new year” observances. It literally means “head of the year”.  In my attempts to support the State of Israel in various ways I follow its holidays in a simple manner to remind my self and others to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem”. Many of Rosh Hashanah customs are symbolic of the type of year we wish to come; apples and honey are common foods for this holiday that one should be granted a good and sweet year. I found this honey cake recipe:

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp ground allspice

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup honey

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

3 large eggs at room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup warm coffee or strong tea

½  cup fresh orange juice

¼ cup rye or whisky

Top with lots of sliced apples or ½ cup sliced almonds (optional)


Published in: on September 29, 2011 at 6:24 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Hoy fui al banco y ahí miré que hoy es el comienzo del año nuevo judío. Pensé en Israel y orar por su paz que está tan ausente y pedí que Dios consuele los corazones de las familias que viven en ese país; en ti ¡cuanto amas ese país! y en nosotros los hijos de Dios pues de Belén vino el Salvador quien nos da tanta esperanza en un mundo lleno de dolor y tristeza.


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