Third times the charm. Hopefully this time my comment on Sew Mama Sew's Handcrafters Holiday meme will go through. Frankly technology is getting on my last nerve today.
- What is your favorite family holiday tradition?
- Have you started any new traditions with your family that you didn’t practice growing up?
- What do you love most about the holiday season?
- What do you like least about the holiday season?
- Anyone close to your heart that you’ll be missing this year?
- What is your favorite holiday food?
- Do you have a great recipe to share?
Click for notes on this years batch!
**This is my modified version, circa 2001. This is the version that Oma says is "just like hers". Of only she knew :) **
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beater
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped candied citron
1/2 cup chopped candied lemon or orange peel
3/4 cup chopped blanched almonds
vodka, rum or other liquor (water or orange juice for non alcoholic version)
almonds & candied fruit for garnish *optional*
Preheat oven to 350*
Bring honey to a boil in a shallow pan. Cool.
Add eggs and beat well.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Mix into honey mixture.
Beat a few minutes to develop gluten and create a softer cake.
Mix in almonds and candied fruit.
Spread into greased 10x15 inch shallow cake pan.
Use damp hands to spread batter. Make sure it is spread very thinly across the pan.
Lightly score 1x2 inch squares in wet dough.
Decorate with extra fruit and nuts if desired.
Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine vodka and powdered sugar to form a thin glaze.
Glaze while cake is still hot.
Allow to cook before slicing.
Reglaze as desired.
Keeps indefinitely in a tin with orange peel but not in my house where we eat it all the minute it comes out of the oven!