Thursday, September 17, 2015

Honey Cake

The ten day period between the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is known as The Days of Awe — a time when the gates of heaven are said to swing open, when you can work for a divine rewrite of what goes down in the book of life. Or, as it's also known: honey cake season. 

Honey cake is a stodgy, brown, boozy cake. A cake of an earlier time. But it's also a cake that transmits holidays and love, a cake that gets better as it gets older, and a cake that is just lovely with a cup of tea or coffee. You can hear more about it over at NPR. And happy 5776 to all! Hope it's a good one.


  1. SO. GOOD. Made this for the rowing crew to send our ladies off to the Head of the Charles with love in their bellies. So many raving rowers, and delighted coworkers (leftovers). Thanks for sharing...

  2. Can you share me the recipe? This cake looks very delicious!
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