Loaf cakes for a sweet Rosh Hashana

Ungar flavors her honey cake with brewed coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger, and sometimes adds walnuts or almonds.

September 10, 2015 14:14
Double-chocolate marble cake

Dorie Greenspan's double-chocolate marble cake, flavored with dark and white chocolate. (photo credit: ALAN RICHARDSON)

Many families look forward to enjoying on Rosh Hashana the time-honored holiday sweet treat – honey cake.

“To be perfectly honest, I was never a great honey cake fan,” wrote Carol Ungar, author of the new book Jewish Soul Food – Traditional Fare and What It Means. “That’s because the only honey cakes I ever ate were the store-bought kind – sticky, sickly sweet, not really worth the calories. But homemade honey cake is something else entirely. It’s complex, subtle... and quite exquisite, especially paired with a cup of coffee or tea.”


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