Lekach (Israeli Honey cake)
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.
|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|
|100 ml||strong black coffee (lukewarm)|
|60 ml||vegetable oil|
|8 tbsp||ginger confit|
|a little bit of||icing sugar|
- 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.