Lekach (honey cake for rosh hashana)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Eggs
1 cup Brown sugar
½ cup Strong coffee
2 tablespoons Oil
1 cup Honey
3½ cup Flour
¼ teaspoon Salt
1½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Allspice
¾ cup Blanched almonds
¾ cup Mixed candied fruit
3 tablespoons Brandy

From: Ruth Heiges <heiges@...>

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 17:14:45 +0300 (IDT) The cookbook I've been posting from lately has an unusual honey cake recipe. I've served honey cake which had been frozen, with success.

I don't agree with calling a honey cake "lekach," which, for me, means sponge cake. This is what the author, Georges Spunt, calls it, however, in "Memoirs & Menus."

Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine cooled coffee, oil and honey and blend into egg mixture.

Combine flour, salt, spices, baking powder and soda. Sift together. Mix with fruit and Nuts.

Gradually add flour-fruit-nut mixture to the egg-sugar combination and stir well to blend, adding the brandy when the batter has been thoroughly mixed.

Grease and flour a large loaf pan or two small ones. Pour cake mixture into pans.

Bake at 325 F for 45-60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Invert pan on a cake rack until cool. Then remove carefully.

JEWISH-FOOD digest 314

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