Friday, September 10, 2010

New year, New beginnings

It's the Jewish new year of 5771. It's a time to celebrate with family and close friends the start of a new year. There are a few symbols for the new year; wearing white - a symbol of a new beginning, eating honey - a symbol for a sweet year, and eating fish - as a symbol for growth and abundance.

There are many great recipes for the Jewish new year (Rosh Hashana) and here is one of my favourites:

Honey Cake (quantity for two long cake pans)

200g Sugar
10g Baking powder
1/2 ts Baking soda powder
350g Plain flour
1 ts Cinnamon
1 Ground Clover
50g (1/2 cup) Walnuts in pieces
120ml Oil (best to use some sort of a nut oil)
340g of light and liquid Honey
3 Eggs
240ml Turkish Coffee (with water ready to drink)
1 ts Instant Coffee

How to:
Preheat the oven to 180c
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl
Mix all the wet ingesiants (oil, honey, eggs and coffee) in another bowl in a mixer and slowly add all the dry ingredients and continue to mix until smooth
Pour into pre-oiled pans and bake for 35 minutes

Enjoy with friends and family ;)

More Honey Cake recipes and tips (in Hebrew) here

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