Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Greenstein's Bakery - Baking Bible - Honey Cake for A Sweet New Year


We have actually made Marcy Goldman's honey for the last 3-4 years. Rose, I challenge you to use your expertise to make a unqiue 'Rose' honey cake. I know you've got it in you.

So good strong coffee

Mis en place 

Omi-girl explains how oranges grow. The truth is, I could not bring myself to use something as astringent as orange juice on the eve of Yom Kippur in a recipe. I used apple cider instead which seemed sweeter.

For "Avinu Malkenu" - Our father our king. The true judge.

Imagine all of the sweetness, good and blessing you want in for the upcoming year. OK, now put it in the bowl.

The custom is to ask for a piece of honey cake at the end of the pre-fast meal as a sign that this should be the only time you have to beg this year.

 I should have waited a little longer before removing but I was a bit impatient. 

May you all be sealed for a good sweet year.


  1. "Technically..." She has great vocabulary. Perhaps a budding biologist in the family?!
    I like your idea of using apple cider. Your cake crumb looks perfect. I find Yom Kipper absolutely charming.

  2. I loved the orange with the whiskey but I am now curious about Apple cider! I love the practice of putting all of the sweetness you want for the new year into this cake.

  3. Mendy, I always love reading your posts! The cake looks lovely, and your little Omi-girl is a doll! I loved this cake. Wishing you all the best blessings for this sweet new year!

  4. Now I am too curious about apple cider! Your little girl is so adorable! I like the custom of asking for honey cake!

  5. This is a great recipe but I'll be interested to see if Rose takes up your challenge. I love to hear your accents - particularly cute little Omi-girl - they're so different to the flat Australian vowels.

  6. Love your post Mendy. I always feel part of your family, hanging out in the kitchen with you. So personal. What I like. Happiest new year to you and your beautiful family. Only the best. Keep baking and posting

  7. hahah avino malkeno...well I wish you and your family a very happy new year וגמר חתימה טובה ומקווה שהיה לכם צום קל!