Time to Cook…Polish Honey-Spice Cake (Piernik)

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.

honey cake

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 spice, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda.

  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.

Heat up until smooth.

And seasoning.

And spices.

Mix together.

Mix together.

Then add egg and sugar, mix well until blended.

Then add egg and sugar, mix well until blended.

Gradually add 3 flour, mixed with baking soda.

Gradually add 3 flour, mixed with baking soda.

This is what it will look like when mixed together.

This is what it will look like when mixed together.

Knead well on a floured surface.

Knead well on a floured surface.

Set aside to rest about 1 hours.  I have been told to prepare  dough a day ahead.

Set aside to rest about 1 hours. I have been told to prepare dough a day ahead as the flavors really come out then.

Please dough into a greased pan.

Press dough into a greased pan.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Cook until done.  When knife is insert the middle the dough will be a little doughy but that is normal! I accidently did not have my top heating element on so the top is not completely golden brown.

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!

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!

SMACZNEGO!

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!

 

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10 Responses to Time to Cook…Polish Honey-Spice Cake (Piernik)

  1. Kelley, I like the recipe card plug-in. I always prefer a recipe with an image, so it is nice it gives the option of a full page with image Print.
    Love your cake dish, so pretty!
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  2. That cake looks incredibly delicious. I may have to make that very soon!
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  3. I am always looking for recipes that use honey. Spice cakes remind me of fall. I’ll be sure to add this to my list of new things to try. Thanks for sharing
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  4. Iris says:

    Look delish, perhaps I can use this to impress my mother in law!

  5. Zosia says:

    My piernik falls in the middle – can you help?

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