Lekach (Israeli Honey cake)

Lekach (Israeli Honey cake)

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A typical recipe for the turn of the year, which is sweet in Israel. The honey cake ("Lekach") is eaten on 30 September with sweet apples and a dessert made of carrots.

Ingredients

For the dough:
425 g Mix C - Mix Pâtisserie
100 g brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
1 tsp ginger powder
1 knife tip cinnamon
1 knife tip allspice
60 g ground almonds
or
60 g walnuts
90 g sultanas
300 g honey
100 ml strong black coffee (lukewarm)
50 ml brandy
4 eggs
60 ml vegetable oil
8 tbsp ginger confit
a little bit of icing sugar

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a rectangular oven dish (or deep baking tray) or line it with baking paper.
  • Mix the sieved flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and the pimento in a large bowl.
  • Add the chopped nuts and sultanas and stir.
  • Dissolve the honey in lukewarm coffee, add the brandy.
  • Whisk the eggs with the vegetable oil in a large bowl, stir in the ginger jam.
  • Combine the coffee-honey mixture and the egg-oil-ginger mixture to the dry ingredients and stir together.
  • Pour the batter into the oven dish and bake for approx. 35 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool and then cut into squares. 
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.
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