Rosh Hashanna Cupcakes?
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on making cupackes for dessert for Rosh Hashanna? My friends always count on my cupcakes and I thought it would be a modern twist along side of my moms choc mousse to serve for dessert.
Does anyone think this would be okay? or any recipes they would suggest?
Our family's traditional honeycake recipe (I don't know its true origins). It's pareve which is useful for holiday meals if you're kosher/kosher-style:
Orange Honey Cake
1 can (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
1 cup honey
1 cup very strong coffee
2 tablespoons salad oil
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 teaspoon ginger
1/3 teaspoon cloves
1 1/3 teaspoons cinnamon
sliced almonds (optional)
Combine orange juice concentrate, honey, and coffee. In separate bowl,
beat eggs until light and lemon colored, then gradually add oil. Beat in
sugar gradually. Sift together dry ingredients and add to egg mixture
alternately with the orange mixture, about 1/3 of each at a time. Mix until
smooth. Pour into a large, oiled, spring form pan (you could also do cupcakes, this will probably make around 20). Top with sliced almonds,
if desired. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour, or until done.
Cool before removing from pan.
For lemon cakes/cupcakes I'm very fond of the Martha Stewart meyer lemon cake recipe (especially as I have unlimited free access to meyer lemons):
and I use Rose Levy Beranbaum's honey buttercream recipe from the cake bible. She uses honey instead of simple syrup and it's delicious.
Apple cinnamon cupcakes with honey frosting and honey-roasted almonds.
Carrot and pecan honey cupcakes with orange blossom cream cheese frosting.
Honey cupcakes with date-pomegranate filling and walnut butter frosting.
My favorite are probably lemon-pomegranate cupcakes and honey frosting.
Make a batter of honey cake and bake it in the mini cup cake pan, u can get decorative wrappers, they will bake less time, I cool them and store in a tin..u can put chopped walnuts on top and leve some plain, whant more ideas, email me at: email@example.com
u can freeze your own challah, and I bake my mandel bread ahead of time and put it in a tin, it will keep for 6 mos if nobody is there to nosh it.
Enjoy. Harriet in NY