So maybe now a recipe or two, both are dead easy, both will make you a legend with you friends. First the Honey cake, a traditional Polish recipe served at Easter and Rosh hashana depending on what day you keep holy. This version is the best and most accurate english text I can give you, my wife adds extra raisins and walnuts inside and sliced almonds on top it to make it perfect.
Piernik or Polish Honey Cake
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup honey
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and eggs. Stir in the milk and oil, and mix in the baking soda. Place honey in a small pot, and bring to a boil. Stir honey into the bowl. Mix flour into the bowl. Fold in the raisins and walnuts. Stir by hand with a sturdy spoon for 10 minutes. Allow the dough to sit 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease four 8x4 inch loaf pans.
- Fill each loaf pan with about 2 inches of the batter. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a loaf comes out clean. Bread will be brown in colour and will crack on top.
Another treat is the home made skor bar, or as it was before it was disguised as a candy bar, the perfect way to make guests happy before or after a meal ..
Chocolate covered matza
Time for some sleep, football today !!!!!