As a kid I used to love it when the holiday came around.
We would eat a great dinner, then get our Rosh Hashanah present, then not want to wake up in the morning to go to synagogue, then sneak out for bathroom breaks, then eat some more and the cycle got repeated.
Now, before I give you my Rosh Hashanah Recipes, I want to explain to you why we were getting presents for this holiday.
See, in America Jews get presents of Hanukkah.
This is due to the fact that Christians were getting presents on Christmas and the little jew kids got jealous that they goyim got stuff.
In Israel however, Hanukkah is not a holiday of commercialism and gifts.
Children get “gelt” or money and if they are really good some Christian baby blood.
The holidays that really get kids excited over in the Holy Land are Rosh Hashanah and passover.
Here is the cool part though.
Since my dad was Israeli and my mom was American we got the best of both worlds.
By the way, we get presents till this day.(So dear auntie and mom, I feel like I get shafted now that you put Shorty’s name on it)
Now, onto our Rosh Hashanah recipe.
New Rosh Hashanah Recipes all week but today Fat Jewish Guy is featuring:
Bubbie’s Famous Honey Cake
• 4 eggs
• 4 cups flour
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 cup oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 cup honey
• 12 ounces coffee
• cool and add 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
• Pinch of ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon cloves
• 1 cup raisins
• 1 grated apple
Beat eggs, add sugar, honey, oil, vanilla. Measure and sift together dry ingredients. Add to egg mixture; add coffee, apple, and raisins last. Mix well. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Use loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray. Line with brown paper.