Hanukkah nut cake with honey syrup

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups All purpose flour
3 tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
2 cups Finely chopped walnuts
1 cup Dried dates; minced
1 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup Water
1½ cup Honey
½ cup Water
1 small Lemon juiced
½ teaspoon Lemon zest; finely grated


Recently posted to the rfcj ng ...From: Lita (alotzkar@...) This quick and easy cake is a special holiday cake from the Turkish Jewish tradition. Make extra cakes and share them with your friends and family as gifts.

The traditional way is to mix all dry ingredients on a board using your hands, rubbing and sifting them until well mixed. Make a mound and put a hole in the center. Pour oil and water in center and make into a dough.

Kneed the dough for about 1 minute.

1. Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl if you must, and mix well. Add the oil and water and make a dough, kneed for 1 minute or so.

2. Place dough in a greased, use oil, 9" pan. Bake in a pre heated oven at 350 for 1 hour. remove and allow to cool.

The Honey Syrup:

1. In a pot over medium high heat cook honey, water, lemon juice and zest.

Allow to reduce by ¼ .

2. Place cake in a shallow plate and with a fork, make holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the warm syrup over the cake and allow to sit 1 hour before serving.

This is a delicious cake that is great with coffee.

Posted to JEWISH-FOOD digest V97 #322 by Jeff Freedman <jefffree@...> on Dec 09, 1997

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