Is it difficult to make a Honey Cake? I need one for a Rosh Hashanah dinner?
Unless you're CERTAIN that your friend doesn't keep kosher, it would be better to take wine. No matter how spotless your kitchen, it's unlikely to meet the qualifications for being a kosher kitchen, (the requirements have to do with more than simple cleanliness); a Jew who keeps strict kosher would not be permitted to eat items prepared in a non-kosher environment, no matter how clean.
That said, as to recipes - there are probably as many recipes out there as there are Jewish housewives :-)
Check out this one:
Honey Cake for Rosh Hashannah
3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
3/4 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups honey
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 ounces slivered almonds for topping
1)Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2) Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and allspice. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, gradually adding the sugar. Beat until thick and light in color, about 5 minutes. Beat in the oil, honey and coffee. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Chop the almonds coarsely and mix with raisins. Stir into batter.
3) Oil the two pans and line the bottom with waxed paper. Oil again. Fill each pan with batter to within 1 - 1 1/4 inches from the top. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes until cake tests done. Do not overbake. Let cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.
4) To Make Glaze: Boil together 1 1/2 cups honey, lemon juice, lemon zest and water. When glaze reaches a thick consistency, remove from heat and drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with almond slivers.
well if you want it to be more healthy, do as my mom does, she uses sesame oil instead of butter, it gives the same result soft ma'mool and same flavor, btw it is originally an Arabic sweet, how do you know about it?
yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
Honey cake is often served during Rosh Hashanah because honey symbolizes wishes for "sweet" things to come. The cake becomes moister and its flavors...
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup honey (preferably buckwheat)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup freshly brewed strong coffee, cooled
2 large eggs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon
Special equipment: a 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan
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PreparationPut oven rack in middle position and preheat to 350°F. Oil loaf pan well and dust with flour, knocking out excess.
Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and ginger in a small bowl. Whisk together honey, oil, and coffee in another bowl until well combined.
Beat together eggs and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low, then add honey mixture and whiskey and mix until blended, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Finish mixing batter with a rubber spatula, scraping bottom of bowl.
Pour batter into loaf pan (batter will be thin) and bake 30 minutes. Cover top loosely with foil and continue to bake until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan and a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes more. Cool on a rack 1 hour.
Run a knife around side of cake, then invert rack over pan and invert cake onto rack. Turn cake right side up and cool completely
Does anyone have a recipe for fried cucumbers with honey? Possible origin: Jewish, Lithuanian, Rosh Hashanah?
Beat 1 egg. Add 1 cup milk. Peel and slice 2 or 3 cucumbers. Dip in about 2 cups cracker crumbs. Lay out to dry a little, then dip in egg and milk mixture and then again in cracker crumbs and fry. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Serve honey on the side.
Does anyone have a recipe to make apples with honey for Rosh Hashanah?
I'm not sure what you mean. For Rosh Hashanah, you literally just serve a bowl of honey with slices of apples (dip the apples in the honey).
Are you looking for a special cake recipe for Rosh Hashanah...like this honey apple cake?:
Honey Apple Cake
by Norene Gilletz
This moist and delicious cake combines apples and honey, two traditional foods that represent good wishes for a sweet and healthy New Year! Use a large (14 cup) processor to make this cake (see note).
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 medium apples, peeled and cut in chunks
3 eggs plus 2 egg whites (or 4 eggs)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup liquid honey
3/4 cup cold tea
1/4 cup brandy
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Steel Blade: Process flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger for 10 seconds, until blended. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Process apples until finely minced, 8 to 10 seconds. Measure 1 cup firmly packed and set aside.
Process eggs and egg whites, sugar, oil and honey for 2 to 3 minutes, until light. Do not insert pusher in feed tube. Add dry ingredients to batter alternately with tea and brandy. Process with quick on/off pulses, just until blended. Do not over-process. Add apples and process with quick on/off pulses, just until mixed.
Pour batter into sprayed 12-cup fluted tube pan (Bundt pan). Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, until cake tests done. A wooden skewer inserted into the center should come out dry. If necessary, cover top of cake with foil to prevent over-browning. Let cake cool in pan for 20 minutes. Carefully loosen with a flexible spatula; invert cake onto a serving plate.
Yield: 15 servings. Freezes well.
Note: If you don't have a large processor, add beaten egg mixture to dry ingredients in mixing bowl alternately with tea and brandy. Mix with a wooden spoon until blended, about 45 seconds. Stir in apples.
Additional Comments: If you don't have brandy on hand, you can substitute orange juice or peach brandy. Apple juice can replace half of the tea for a delicious taste.
Do people in afghanistan celebrate Rosh Rosh Hashanah, please help!?
Usually, it's Apples and Honey. And if there ARE Jewish people there, you can BET they celebrate the Holidays. You don't eat on Yom Kippur, though there are some traditional foods for the Breaking of the Fast. There may be something that would be traditional there.
Not knowing for sure...I would say that whatever is traditional in the groups that live there probably take on some traditions of the region...so, if apples and honey are readily available, they probably eat that...the meal would take on a flavor that would be typical of the area...so, whatever foods are easy to find, they would likely incorporate.