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A post-modern honey cake?

A post-modern honey cake?

“Dip the apple in the honey …” By Eleri Larkum What if, I mused, having passed out one day in front of Pinterest, what if, instead of apple, it was apple cake, and instead of honey, it was honey cake, and instead of dip, it was cook. “Cook the apple (cake) in the honey (cake)” … Continue reading

Kneidlach and cake

Kneidlach and cake

By Hilary Leek Here are two excellent recipes for Passover. The first is Florence Greenberg’s recipe for kneidlach which I use every year and also for Erev Rosh Hashanah. Florence was a friend of my mother from West London Synagogue, although a different generation. This is followed by a delicious and easy chocolate torte – in … Continue reading

Jamie’s Apple and Honey Cake

Jamie’s Apple and Honey Cake

Jamie brought this cake along to our honey cake tasting morning. It is adapted from a honey cake recipe of James Martin by adding a layer of caramelised apple slices on top. A winning combination. Too good just to make once a year. Ingredients: Cake batter: 170g clear honey 140g unsalted butter 85g muscovado sugar … Continue reading

Apple Hallah

Apple Hallah

This recipe comes from Marcy Goldman’s “A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking” , a wonderful cookbook full of lovely ideas for festival and Shabbat celebrations (see a post from foodwriter Deb Perelman for a version of Marcy’s Passover recipe she calls “My Trademark, Most Requested, Absolutely Magnificent Caramel Matzah Crunch” ). Apple Hallah is one of at … Continue reading

Honey Cake Galore: Part 2

Honey Cake Galore: Part 2

Think Rosh Hashanah. Think a slice of apple dipped in honey (and the sound of the shofar if you are not just thinking about food). This posting is less about the apple more about the honey in reflection of the tradition of baking and serving honey cake on the festival. Ashkenazim call the cake, lekach, … Continue reading

Honey Cakes Galore: Part 1

The Wimshul Cookbook Project is growing….and how wonderful if along the way we can have fun and also help others in the Community. As Rosh Hashanah approaches we invite you to share your favourite honey cake recipe, along with important tips to avoid sinkage or spillage! We would also ask that when you make your … Continue reading