Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Traditional Honey Cake

Tomorrow, at sundown, starts Rosh Hashanah for the Jewish people. a day that commemorates the creation of the world.

In many Jewish families, it is traditional to eat apples and honey.  For the past several years, I have made an apple honey cake from Tori Avery.

I make some modifications that work for me (as someone who has been following Weight Watchers for nearly 10 years) and these work for me:

White whole wheat flour rather than white flour

instead of 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of raw sugar/stevia blend

half as much oil (although you might not want to do this).

The 2022 cake, baked ahead of time

Also, I don't put on the glaze, which I would leave off even if I wasn't on Weight Watchers.  Even as a child, I didn't like glaze.

Finally, my preference, I use local buckwheat honey, which is about the darkest honey that is sold locally.   I also use local apples instead of the Granny Smiths she calls for - this year, I chose Cortlands.

On Tori Avery's website there is also a discussion on making this cake gluten free.

However you do it, I highly recommend this cake. 

I can't wait to eat it!


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