Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Happy New Year!
Jewish New Year, that is, and boy is this a wonderful cake to celebrate the occasion. Joel mentioned that his boss, Mike, was hunting down stores in the area that sold Honey Cake for Jewish New Year, and had only found a couple. I was intrigued. Clearly, I needed to hunt down a recipe.I found a very promising version on Epicurious.com from Marcy Goldman's book; A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. The recipe got a 97% approval rating on the site, and that's impressive, so I made it this week. It's a lightly spiced (cinnamon, allspice, cloves, vanilla) zucchini bread-type cake, but better—orange juice, coffee (or brewed black tea), oil, honey and whiskey (optional) all add to the moistness of the cake too. It was delicious, and Mike agreed. Apparently, the Honey Cake that he's had in the past had a courser crumb, and was not as sweet. But, he prefers this recipe, so here it is. Definitely a keeper!