Happy Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (which started at sundown on Wednesday, September 4) to all my Jewish readers!
Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect on the past and to look toward the future, and honey has long played a significant role in the holiday, symbolizing the hope for a sweet year ahead.
Well guess what is big here in Poland? HONEY!! So why not learn a new Polish recipe that involves honey? I mentioned the food festival that we went to the other weekend that I bought a few jars of honey. This is was perfect recipe to use some of it.
Piernik is a lot like a mild form of gingerbread. I love eating this and specially homemade!
Once again enough taking, on to baking Honey-Spice Cake (Piernik)….
Here is what you will need..1 cup honey, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda.
Heat up until smooth.
Then add egg and sugar, mix well until blended.
Gradually add 3 flour, mixed with baking soda.
This is what it will look like when mixed together.
Knead well on a floured surface.
Set aside to rest about 1 hours. I have been told to prepare dough a day ahead as the flavors really come out then.
Press dough into a greased pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Cook until done. When knife is inserted in the middle the dough will be a little doughy but that is normal! I accidentally did not have my top heating element on so the top is not completely golden brown.
Time to eat!
It is a very dense heavy cake but tastes wonderful! So if you are looking for something to do with that honey you have lying around the house, this perfect for you to use it!
I know I have been bad lately about posting recipes. If there are any Polish recipes that you would like to know how to make, leave me a comment to tell me what to cook next!
Honey-Spice Cake (Piernik)
Here is a very basic recipe for a cake often served during Christmas-New Year season in Poland.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 119
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrates 767g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
1 cup honey;
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice;
1 cup sugar;
3 cups flour;
1 tsp baking soda;
Heat honey with spice(may add more or less for taste);
Add sugar and eggs, mix well until blended;
Gradually add flours, mixed with baking soda;
Knead well and set aside to rest about 1 hour;
Or for more flavor prepare dough a day ahead;
Spread dough on greased baking sheet or pan and bake in 350 degree over for about 45 minutes;
Cut into squares after it cools.
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