(photo credit: Oren Shalev)
Available at all Arcaffe branches. www.arcaffe.co.il Ben-Ami
A beautifully wrapped homemade honey cake with almond topping was our favorite of the Arcaffe collection for the holiday (NIS 45). Traditional but not too sweet, and light enough to eat after a heavy meal. Other options include apple cake (NIS 45), honey financier cookies (NIS 39), fig, apple and cinnamon bread (NIS 24) and much more.
Chef baker Ben-Ami Bertini offers a wide selection of delicious honey and apple cakes.
This year he has added various kinds of sweetener to the cakes, such as silan and agave cactus syrup. Ben-Ami offers a wonderful fig-studded honey cake (NIS 42), sumptuous individual honey-yeast “roses” with vanilla and pomegranate (NIS 14) and our favorite, honey-chocolate drops. A very special treat is the Galina honey cake made of thin layers of honey pastry with cream and crumbs (NIS 67). All Ben-Ami cakes are kosher lemehadrin.Herzliya (09) 957-9589; Jerusalem (02) 651-0070; Tel Aviv (03) 560-9960. Home delivery over NIS 169. www.benami.co.il .Biscotti
Rosella Yona has created a cake collection that includes holiday symbols
such as honey, dates and apples. There are honey-apple, honey-cherry
and honey-pear cakes (NIS 39); baked cheese and apple with cream, honey
and cinnamon (NIS 53) and many more. For a dairy dinner dessert, try the
mascarpone cake with honeyapple topping. (NIS 53- 138). Kosher.67 Beit Yosef Hayarkon Street, Bnei Brak. All the cakes are available on the premises or call (03) 570-4015/8 for delivery.
Until the eve of Rosh Hashana, Dallal is offering traditional honey
cakes and variations on the theme, such as honey malt cake (NIS 39),
health honey cookies (eight for NIS 16), jars of scented honey (NIS 24),
round halla (NIS 18) and special holiday bread with figs and anise (NIS
22). We tasted the traditional round honey cake, which was moist and
delicious.7 Kol Yisrael Haverim Street, Neveh
Tzedek, Tel Aviv, or call (03) 510-9292. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
weekdays and until 3 p.m. on Fridays.
A French patisserie in the middle of Kfar Saba that offers desserts year
round, Orna Bar created a special selection for the holiday, including
apple-honey cake, honey cookies and fresh honey buns. It is recommended
to order in advance.
Try classic honey cake with apples or figs (NIS 35); strudel with
pumpkin and raisins (NIS 37); honey almond roulade (NIS 65; and honey
brioche with caramelized apple (NIS 40 special order). Kosher, dairy.25 Bikat Beit Netofa Street, Kfar Saba, (09) 766-9189
Roladin Bakery & Cafe
Roladin offers a lovely selection of cakes for Rosh Hashana, all made
with pure honey and baked daily. Try the brioche honey-pecan sticky buns
(NIS 37.90); honey-apple streusel (NIS 37.90); mascarpone kadaif with
honey (NIS 60) and more.Available at all Roladin stores (09) 899-9927, www.roladin.co.il
Tatti offers a great selection of breads and cakes that are traditional yet innovative.
Among the breads we tasted, we particularly liked the cinnamon- nut
flute with honey (NIS 13); rich holiday bread with silan, pecans and
plums (NIS 23); and the honey-marzipan halla (NIS 28), which are all
dairy. The cakes include traditional honey (NIS 42); aromatic
honey-apple (NIS 44); chocolate-honey (NIS 42); and our favorite, a
brioche-like sweet halla filled with honey cream, almonds and
caramelized apples (NIS 42).
There are also many kinds of cookies and desserts.
Café-Bistro Tatti, 53 Hashalom Road, Givatayim; Tatti Loft, 3 Avraham Giron Street, Yehud. For orders, call (03) 539-2500.